As a follow-up to our eight issue on new technologies, Anastasia Kyriacou offers us a reflection on the place of the human being in humanitarian 2.0. Even if the article praises the potential of digital technology, it reveals a healthy questioning.
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By Bertrand Bréqueville – Programme Manager, Doctors of the World
After spending several years working in the field with Action against Hunger (Albania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, etc.), Bertrand joined Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde (MdM) in 2009. He is currently in charge of the operational steering of projects in the Central African Republic, in Ethiopia and Uganda.
Does the pragmatism of some hide an alignment with neo-liberal doctrine and the “healthy and critical distance from the private for-profit sector” of others guarantee the survival of militant humanitarian action? Read the article
Patrick Segal • Patrick Segal – writer, left paraplegic after an accident, former French government Interministerial Delegate for People with Disabilities
Jean-Baptiste Richardier • physician, co-founder of Humanitarian Alternatives
Editor’s note: the opinions expressed in this article solely reflect the authors’ views
All pictures : © Jean-Baptiste Richardier
U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is widely perceived by the international community as the U.S. giving up on the two-State solution. In this international context leading to a possible new escalation of violence, and to shed light on this decision we publish Patrick Segal and Jean-Baptiste Richardier’s impressions, following their visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory in June 2005. Twelve years later, their views on the chances of a lasting peace perspective remain strikingly relevant.
©Photo by Andrés Gerlotti on Unsplash
As a result of her article on aid for refugees in Ecuador – which will be featured in the forthcoming issue of the review – Lucie Laplace, a Ph.D. student in political science at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France) and research associate at FLACSO-Ecuador (Quito), sought to develop her analysis of the fate of Venezuelan migrants in the country, and in Latin America more widely in Latin America.
Marc Poncin, MSF coordinator for the Ebola emergency in Guinea from April to December 2014, presently a researcher at the Unité de Recherche sur les Enjeux et Pratiques Humanitaires (UREPH), MSF Operational Center in Geneva, wishes to respond to the article by Dr. Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité « Ebola in Guinea : strengths and weaknesses brought to the fore », published in our inaugural issue.