Une vie en révolution

Frantz Fanon, by Adam Shatz

06/27/2024 - 06:00 PM 08:00 PM

On 27 June 2024 at 6pm, the Crash team will be delighted to welcome Adam Shatz for a lecture on Frantz Fanon. The conference will take place at MSF headquarters, 34 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris and will be broadcast in English and French on the Crash website.

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Six months after the events of October 7, the situation in Gaza is catastrophic. The population is trapped and threatened with starvation, while the possibility of a ceasefire is not guaranteed. In this context, how can we describe what is happening in Gaza? Rony Brauman is categorical: it is appropriate to talk about genocide. In this interview conducted by Elba Rahmouni, he offers a historical and political reading of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, looking at the reasons given by Israel to justify the siege of Gaza, the fate of prisoners and the usefulness of humanitarian law.

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Camps of internally displaced people in and around GomaMSF/Michael NeumanOpinion

Goma’s IDPs: a catastrophe in plain sight

06/16/2023Michaël Neuman

Michaël Neuman describes his visit to Goma’s IDP camps, where he spent two weeks. He shares his dismay at the low level of assistance provided by the aid sector, especially when we recall that the Sphere standards, born precisely out of the failure of the humanitarian response in this same region of Goma in the mid-1990s, were conceived and championed by all of us.

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Racisme et humanitaireIsabel Corthier Dossier

Racism and Humanitarian Action

02/03/2022Elba RahmouniMarc Le Pape

This Crash dossier gathers a selection of Crash publications published over the last twenty years: all of them, in different manners, tackle the themes of racism and humanitarian action. They also evoke the way discussions about racism have been addressed at Médecins sans Frontières. 

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Idomeni after the closing of the borderAlex Yallop/MSFDossier

Migrants / refugees

05/29/2018Elba Rahmouni

With the cold war over, refugees have lost their status as an instrument of western soft power, whereas with the economic crisis and terrorism, hostility towards migrants is increasing. Prevailing representations of migration movements are convincing a growing proportion of the European population that migrants are a threat and refugees a burden. This file contains a collection of publications (articles, opinion columns, blog articles, press releases, CRASH papers) from 1990 to date, focusing on two themes : 1° the dichotomy between hospitality policy and migration policy, 2° camps approached from a number of different angles.  

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Plumpy’Nut is being handed out in Ndougoury village.Djerabe NdegrgarOpinion

Resale of therapeutic food: who benefits from demonising mothers?

12/30/2022Michel-Olivier Lacharité

This article was published on December 26th, 2022 on the Souk, the MSF associative website.
Accusing the mothers of malnourished children of being lawless fraudsters is a well-worn trope in malnutrition treatment programmes worldwide – and one that has resurfaced recently in Nigeria, stirred up by health workers and the media. These types of accusations obscure a series of tricky truths on the control of resources, the quality of malnutrition treatment programmes, and on the extreme precariousness in which many families live. We see all of this in northwest Nigeria’s Katsina state, where we are currently conducting the largest malnutrition programme in the history of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

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