Saving lives and staying alive


Publisher’s comments

“Experienced as being inherent to the humanitarian adventure, exposure to risk tends to be framed by standards, procedures and indicators developed by risk management professionals. This evolution raises many questions, including at MSF. Is insecurity really rising as it is claimed by specialists? Can we analyze and prevent risk in a significant way? What is the impact of risk management on the balance of power between the field and headquarters, between volunteers and their employing institutions? Are there alternatives to the dominant models influenced by the corporate world?

Such are the questions that are at the origins of this book, bringing together academics and practitioners. It analyses the diagnosis and the expert recommendations before confronting them to MSF experiences’ in particularly dangerous situations like Syria, the Central African Republic and the Caucasus.”