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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.

 

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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

Humanitarian anthropology : conference with Sharon Abramowitz

2017-10-23 16:00:00 2017-10-23 18:00:00 Europe/Paris Humanitarian anthropology : conference with Sharon Abramowitz MSF-Crash is organizing a conference / debate on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Sharon Abramowitz, anthropologist and a visiting researcher at the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, co-editor of recently published Medical humanitarianism. Ethnographies of practice. Sharon Abramowitz has devoted much of her work to responding to epidemics - most recently in Ebola, and in West Africa, Liberia in particular. She will discuss the contribution of medical anthropology to humanitarian action as well as her last book and most recent projects. The conference will be held in English at the headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières. It will be filmed and live-streamed. Streaming Médecins Sans Frontières 8 rue saint sabin 75001 Paris France MSF CRASH

MSF-Crash is organizing a conference / debate on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Sharon Abramowitz, anthropologist and a visiting researcher at the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, co-editor of recently published Medical humanitarianism. Ethnographies of practice.

Sharon Abramowitz has devoted much of her work to responding to epidemics - most recently in Ebola, and in West Africa, Liberia in particular. She will discuss the contribution of medical anthropology to humanitarian action as well as her last book and most recent projects.

The conference will be held in English at the headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières. It will be filmed and live-streamed.

Streaming

Michaël Neuman durant une conférence du Crash
Debate

Eyal Weizman - Forensic Architecture at work

Michaël Neuman

Eyal Weizman, the founder of « Forensic Architecture » at the Goldsmiths College (University of London) came to present the project as well as a number of his works at a MSF - Crash conference organised at MSF.

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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.