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Dossier

Extreme violences: MSF experience in Rwanda

In August 2017 in Rwanda, the presidential election resulted, unsurprisingly, in a “landslide victory” for the Rwandan Patriotic Front candidate, Paul Kagame, who secured 98.79% of the votes cast. No one in Rwanda however, delighted or disappointed with the result, supporter or opponent of Kagame, has forgotten the mass crimes that were committed during the conflict that spanned the 1990s, and particularly the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. Several texts by members and associates of the CRASH published between 1994 and 2017 are united in this dossier.

 

RT @VanessaScherrer: 4 heures & 2 débats hommage à Rony Brauman @MSF , fondateur du Master HRHA PSIA qui y a insufflé la pratique d'esprit…
Pour les Sciences Po! Conference with Rony Brauman - Wednesday 15 November 2017 | 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm https://t.co/w5Ak27dHDu
Le camp de La Linière, à Grande Synthe, en Juillet 2016
Article

Sheltering, hosting or receiving refugees: the unresolved ambiguities of the La Linière refugee camp

Following the dismantlement of the Basroch camp in Grande-Synthe and the resettlement of refugees in the new La Linière camp, in the spring 2016, Michaël Neuman and Franck Esnée wanted to focus their analysis and story on the “camp” – as an object –, its nature and management. This article was originally published in Alternatives Humanitaires #5, in July 2017. 

Une femme et deux enfants traversent une route dans le camp de réfugiés de Domiz, au Kurdistan Irakien
Article

When camps become cities

There can scarcely be any more sensitive marker of geopolitical transformations than the refugee. Not the individual refugee as such, but the phenomenon of refugees, the representations that make them visible and the discourse around them. From this point of view, 2016 was a year of upheaval, the like of which Europe had not seen since the war in the former Yugoslavia.

CONFERENCES
& DEBATES

Immunization: a new perspective on vaccines - Conference with Lise Barnéoud

2017-12-05 17:00:00 2017-12-05 19:00:00 Europe/Paris Immunization: a new perspective on vaccines - Conference with Lise Barnéoud MSF-Crash is organizing a conference/debate on immunization with Lise Barnéoud, science journalist and author of Immunisés ? Un nouveau regard sur les vaccins. Who benefits from immunization? Individuals ? Society ? Companies ? Is it effective? Dangerous? Cost effective? What are the factors influencing public perception in relation to vaccines ? Lise Barnéoud engages an investigation work aiming at revealing the various and sometimes contradictory realities observed in the field of vaccination in France. She leads her investigation from a triple point of view: that of a mother who must decide whether or not to vaccinate her children; that of a journalist who conducts an investigation and that of a scientist who analyses how the facts are constructed. Through an exchange with Epicentre, the Crash and MSF medical department, we will discuss the politics of vaccination, still a very important part of our operations, and a subject of recurring discussions and controversies at MSF too. The conference will be on 5 December, from 6pm to 8pm, at Médecins Sans Frontières headquarters. It will be streaming and will be simultaneously translated in English.   Médecins Sans Frontières 8 rue saint sabin 75011 Paris France MSF CRASH

MSF-Crash is organizing a conference/debate on immunization with Lise Barnéoud, science journalist and author of Immunisés ? Un nouveau regard sur les vaccins.

Who benefits from immunization? Individuals ? Society ? Companies ? Is it effective? Dangerous? Cost effective? What are the factors influencing public perception in relation to vaccines ? Lise Barnéoud engages an investigation work aiming at revealing the various and sometimes contradictory realities observed in the field of vaccination in France. She leads her investigation from a triple point of view: that of a mother who must decide whether or not to vaccinate her children; that of a journalist who conducts an investigation and that of a scientist who analyses how the facts are constructed.

Through an exchange with Epicentre, the Crash and MSF medical department, we will discuss the politics of vaccination, still a very important part of our operations, and a subject of recurring discussions and controversies at MSF too.

The conference will be on 5 December, from 6pm to 8pm, at Médecins Sans Frontières headquarters. It will be streaming and will be simultaneously translated in English.

 

Sharon Abramowitz and Michaël Neuman during MSF Crash conference about humanitarian anthropology
Debate

Humanitarian anthropology : conference with Sharon Abramowitz

Sharon Abramowitz

Sharon Abramowitz is an anthropologist and a visiting researcher at the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, co-editor of recently published Medical humanitarianism. Ethnographies of practice. She has devoted much of her work to responding to epidemics - most recently in Ebola, and in West Africa, Liberia in particular.

During the conference organized by MSF-Crash on 23 October 2017, she discussed the contribution of medical anthropology to humanitarian action as well as her latest book and most recent projects.

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Publications

Le camp de La Linière, à Grande Synthe, en Juillet 2016
Article

Sheltering, hosting or receiving refugees: the unresolved ambiguities of the La Linière refugee camp

Following the dismantlement of the Basroch camp in Grande-Synthe and the resettlement of refugees in the new La Linière camp, in the spring 2016, Michaël Neuman and Franck Esnée wanted to focus their analysis and story on the “camp” – as an object –, its nature and management. This article was originally published in Alternatives Humanitaires #5, in July 2017.