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OFF THE CUFF

OFF THE CUFF is a participative blog run by the Crash. Its purpose is to expose the diversity of experiences and opinions that exist among humanitarian aid practitioners.

On-line comments as well as direct contributions are more than welcome (please send to crash@paris.msf.org).

Views expressed on this blog are those of their authors and do not necessarily relfect the official positions of Médecins Sans Frontières


A response to Andrew Cunningham and Chris Lockyear's review

A response to Andrew Cunningham and Chris Lockyear's review

Michaël Neuman, co-editor of "Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management" responds to Chris Lockyear and Andrew Cunningham's review of the book. ...

Neuman, Michael03 May 2016

A response to Saving Lives and Staying Alive

A response to Saving Lives and Staying Alive

Andrew Cunningham, currently an independent humanitarian researcher and analyst and Chris Lockyear, the Director of Operations for ACF USA and a former Operations Manager for MSF Operational Center Amsterdam (MSF-OCA), have sent the following response to "Saving lives and Staying alive". Let the d ...

Cunningham, Andrew; Lockyear, Christopher02 May 2016

Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management

Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management

The latest book by MSF-Crash is out. "Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Security Management", co-directed by Michaël Neuman and Fabrice Weissman" is published by Hurst and Co. ...

Weissman, Fabrice ; Neuman, Michael29 March 2016

The response to the Ebola epidemic: negligence, improvisation and authoritarianism

The response to the Ebola epidemic: negligence, improvisation and authoritarianism

This article was first published in the inaugural issue of the new review Humanitarian Alternatives, on February 2016 If MSF has held a preponderant position in the response to the Ebola crisis, it owes it just as much to its intervention capacities as to its capacity for criticism. The following ...

Bradol, Jean-Hervé08 February 2016

Soon released! Saving Lives and Staying Alive

Soon released! Saving Lives and Staying Alive

The latest book from Crash, "Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management" will be out very soon! Find out more on our publisher's website. ...

Weissman, Fabrice ; Neuman, Michael08 February 2016

MSF and the war in the former Yugoslavia 1991-2003

MSF and the war in the former Yugoslavia 1991-2003

On 14 December 1995, the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords ended the separatist war in former Yugoslavia and created the State of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Twenty years on, MSF reveals how the organization spoke out about a conflict marked by ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, targeted assau ...

Binet, Laurence15 January 2016

The Calais “jungle” today: France’s shame

The Calais “jungle” today: France’s shame

This article was originally published in French in in Slate Magazine on 4 December 2015, accessible here. The article was translated into English by Teresa Piacentini for the University of Glasgow GramNet blog. Médecins sans Frontières has been running interventions for two months in the Calais ‘j ...

Chatelain, Anne ; Neuman, Michael05 December 2015

ATHA Podcast: Perspectives on Access: Engaging with Non-State Armed Groups

ATHA Podcast: Perspectives on Access: Engaging with Non-State Armed Groups

This podcast explore perspectives on humanitarian engagement with non-state armed groups with a focus on challenges of access. Using contemporary examples such as Afghanistan and Yemen, the panelists will discuss key dilemmas of access faced by humanitarian aid workers in the field and reflect on p ...

Neuman, Michael22 October 2015

The oldest war crime in the book ?

The oldest war crime in the book ?

This post was originally posted on 6 October 2015 on the blog Humanitarian history and studies, by Bertrand Taithe, Executive director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (University of Manchester). It was published as a reaction to the attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanis ...

Taithe, Bertrand06 October 2015

ATHA Podcast : The Protection of Humanitarian Aid Workers Under International Law

ATHA Podcast : The Protection of Humanitarian Aid Workers Under International Law

Building upon ATHA's podcast, "Humanitarians Under Attack: Delivering Aid in Insecure Settings" (November, 2014), which examined the main security challenges facing humanitarian professionals and dilemmas arising around principled humanitarian action in difficult security environments, this podcast ...

Neuman, Michael30 July 2015
 
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