Category Archives: Table of contents

Table of contents – Issue 17

  Valéry Ridde Researchers and humanitarian actors: moving from mistrust to efficiency p.1
Focus: Research and humanitarian aid: the challenges of a collaboration
  Duncan McLean and Christine Jamet Research and humanitarian aid: navigating the unpredictable, limiting the avoidable p.12
  Jeremy Allouche and Camille Maubert How to co-produce transdisciplinary and plural knowledge to solve complex humanitarian problems? An illustration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo p.25
  Camille Balcou Incorporating the sciences into humanitarian interventions: the case of anticipatory action p.41
  Marine Ricau, Daniele Lantagne and Baptiste Lecuyot Improving collaboration between humanitarian and research actors to strengthen the evidence base for water, sanitation and hygiene interventions p.52
  Maritza Pedreros The contributions of clinical sociology research to the socio-humanitarian sector p.65
  Camilo Coral Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian interventions: critical analysis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee guidelines p.77
  Pascale Hancart Petitet The principles and challenges of the interplay and dual commitment between research and humanitarian action online
  Marc Imbeault, Émilie Gélinas and Oumar Mallé Samb An analysis of ethical dilemmas in medical internships in countries with limited resources p.94

  Ron Waldman Health multilateralism in the Biden era: it is a change for the better, but is it a change for good? p.108
  Lâm Duc Hiên Reunited p.122
Brax Research and humanitarian aid: the challenges of a collaboration p.139
Books The mother of all battles // A life of commitment alongside the “disenfranchised” // Fraternity as the common good of humanity p.144
Articles The practice of midwives in Benin and Burkina Faso through the prism of research // A review of the Middle East p.154
Films Internal borders p.159

Table of contents – Issue 16

  Boris Martin and Jan Verlin Humanitarian aid and the challenge of gender-based and sexual violence p. 1
  Yannick Jaffré How the Covid-19 pandemic is increasing the need for an operational approach in health anthropology p. 10
Focus : Gender-based and sexual violence: the current state of the humanitarian sector
  Jan Verlin How to better understand the management of sexist and sexual violence committed by humanitarian aid workers p. 34
  Segolen Guillaumat Reflections on patriarchy and the fight against gender-based and sexual violence in the humanitarian sector p. 47
  Françoise Duroch and Emmanuel Noyer Sexual abuse perpetrated by humanitarian workers: from moral relativism to competitive victimhood p. 58
  Isabelle Auclair, Jade St-Georges, Stéphanie Maltais, Sophie Brière and Anne Delorme Confronting sexual violence in Quebec’s international cooperation organisations p. 71
  Jean Émile Mba Sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian organisations in Cameroon: methods for identification and logics of obstruction p. 84
  Jasmine-Kim Westendorf “Do no harm”: the challenge of transactional sex in humanitarian operations p. 96
  Rory Downham The professionalisation of humanitarian action: a work still in progress p. 112

  Pierre Micheletti Humanitarian work is coming up against a barrier: how can analysis help devise corrective strategies? p. 130
  ReFOCUS Media Labs   Bye bye, Moria? p. 144
Brax   NGOs caught up by #MeToo p. 165
Books   An A to Z of project management // Climate change as captured in literature // When comic books meet sociology p. 166

Table of contents – Issue 15

  Boris Martin and François Grünewald The never-ending story p. 1
  Joël Glasman The invention of impartiality: the history of a humanitarian principle, from a legal, strategic and algorithmic perspective p. 8
Focus : Covid-19 : Lessons learned and future challenges
  Emmanuel Baron and Michaël Neuman Communicating and convincing: a humanitarian perspective on the French response to the coronavirus epidemic p. 24
  Olivia Nevissas, Aurélie Tinland, Cyril Farnarier, Emilie Mosnier and Marine Mosnier The homeless population and Covid-19: a study of the application of humanitarian praxis by non-profit organisations in Marseille p. 35
  George Foden Learning from Covid-19: the inextricable link between health and housing p. 48
  Irène Sesmaisons The impact of Covid-19 on African civil society organisations p. 59
  Marie-Claude Savard, François Audet and Marie-Pierre Leroux Localisation of aid through the lens of Covid-19: a matter of choice, or a last resort? p. 68
  Candice Holt, Xiomara Hurni-Cranston, Lamiya Mahpara Ahmed and Federica Mastroianni Data collection: lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic in Rohingya refugee camps, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh p. 79
  Diane Alalouf-Hall, Yvan Conoir, Jean Marc Fontan, David Grant-Poitras and Stéphanie Maltais Between threats and opportunities: the Canadian response to Covid-19 p. 94
  Madhushala Senaratne  Reinventing storytelling with the help of Covid-19? p. 116
  François Sennesael Distorted representation of the Other, neglected modernity and truncated partnerships: why humanitarian advocacy must be decolonised p. 128

  Philippe Ryfman Giving ourselves the means to fight against the impunity of attackers of humanitarian workers p. 144
  Bruno Cabanes   “Humanitarian Photography”: an historian’s point of view p. 152
Brax   The poorest, first victims of the pandemic? p. 171
Books   The sinews of war // A lasting spring // Alternative approach of change // History against the grain // 40 years of Solidarités International // 40 years of Médecins du Monde p. 172

Summary – Issue N°14

  Boris Martin Humanitarian aid hit by Covid-19 p. 1
  Jean-François Mattei Changes in our environment and epidemics are linked to human activity p. 8
Focus : Covid-19 : Impacts dans le champ humanitaire
  Jean Freney Understanding the history, dynamics and workings of epidemics

p. 18
  Stéphanie Maltais Learning the hard way: how the Ebola virus experience can help Guinea deal with Covid-19 p. 38
  François Grünewald What the Covid-19 crisis tells us about our ability to learn p. 48
  Chloé Cébron, Shelley-Rose Hyppolite Nadja Pollaert The central role of community health in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic: the experience of Médecins du Monde Canada p. 60
  Miriam Kasztura Françoise Duroch Tough choices: moral challenges experienced by aid workers during the Covid-19 pandemic p. 71
  Michiel Hofman Responding to Covid-19 in conflicts: difficult but necessary p. 84
  Yannick Jaffré, Fatoumata Hane, Hélène Kane A test of dignity: an anthropological analysis of Covid-19 responses in West Africa p. 96
  Karl Blanchet The Covid-19 pandemic: a double burden in humanitarian crises p. 114
  Norah Niland An unhealthy combination: War, Covid-19 and the politics of metaphor p. 126
  Anna Khakee Why Covid-19 should not be considered as solely a humanitarian emergency p. 137
  Martin Vielajus et Jean-Martial Bonis-Charancle Aid localisation: current state of the debate and potential impacts of the Covid-19 crisis

p. 150

  Alain Caillé, Bertrand Livinec Neoliberalism: are we past the peak of the epidemic? p. 164
  Brax Covid-19: Lockdown for NGO’s p. 173
  Books Humanitarian statistics // Images of exile // The Humanitarian “Corticated” p. 174
    A tribute to Olivier Mouzay p. 185

Summary – Issue N°13

  Boris Martin Sophie Zaccaria The impact of generational change on humanitarian aid p. 1
  Diane Alalouf-Hall

François Audet

Haiti: understanding
 the underwhelming appraisal of the international humanitarian efforts p. 6
Focus : Generations: Break point or fresh start?
  Étienne Baudon Finding the proper balance between generations p. 16
  Éric Gazeau From enchantment to questioning: the changing face of humanitarian commitment p. 25
  Amélia Houmaïri-Romy

Vincent Taillandier

Should the “new young humanitarians” hack the system? p. 35
  William Empson, Cécile Pétriat Stefano Manfredi Integration, inclusion, induction: how Médecins Sans Frontières welcomes new generations p. 47
  Stéphanie Tchiombiano Training future generations of international aid professionals: challenges and discussion topics p. 59
  Karine Meaux, Haryanti Sunarta, Chaerul Umam Patrick Verbruggen Lessons in localisation: the Fondation de France’s experiences in Nepal and in Indonesia p. 72
  Valéry Ridde, Solange Dabiré, Christian Dagenais Use of research by NGOs: a call for reflection and action p. 86
  Amador Gomez, Pascal Revault, Pawankumar Patil Operational research and malnutrition: state of knowledge and food for thought p. 102

  Fabrice Weissman Should Médecins Sans Frontières join the fight against global warming? p. 124

  Denis Rouvre et Médecins du Monde Unsung heroes, Breaking the silence p. 142
  Books   Science to the rescue of universal coverage // The moral of “extreme urgency” in question p. 159

Summary – Issue N°11

  Christophe Buffet

Humanitarian aid workers and the challenge of climate change

p. 1

Focus: Climate change: Understanding, anticipating, adapting

  Guillaume Devars, Julien Fouilland, François Grünewald, Thuy-Binh Nguyen et Julie Mayans

Anticipating uncertainty, preparing for the unknown: humanitarian actors in the face of issues linked to climate change

p. 10
  Runa Khan, Marc Elvinger et William Lebedel

For the climate, end the distinction between humanitarian aid and development aid

p. 24
  Marie-Noëlle Reboulet

From carbon offsetting to climate solidarity

p. 34
  Bruno Jochum, François Delfosse, Maria Guevara, Léo L. Tremblay, Carol Devine

Choices at the time of the climate emergency

p. 44
  Audrey Sala

How to take care of humankind at +2°C?

p. 64
  Arjun Claire et Jérôme Élie

The difficult legal consideration of climate migrants

p. 76


  Manon Radosta


What does the future have in store for humanitarian aid logistics?

p. 90


  Michel Maietta

The geopolitics of homophobia

p. 104


Agnès Varraine-Leca

Yemen: living with bombs and landmines

p. 116


  Totally Brax /Books   p. 134

Summary – Issue N°10

  Boris Martin

Cities: a new humanitarian field

p. 1
  Interview with

J. Adelman

“1919 was ‘year zero’ for internationalism”

p. 8
  M. Neuman

Médecins Sans Frontières-France: tensions arising from the “Migration” projects

p. 22

Focus: The urban bomb: Which impact for humanitarian workers?

  E. Matteudi

Humanitarianism at the heart of tomorrow’s urban challenges

p. 38
  R. Colombier

A development NGO faced with a major emergency in an urban environment

p. 48
  L. Thaller, I. Silver

A virtuous circle of collaboration for an efficient urban humanitarian response: Kampala

p. 59
  E. Bossennec

The “Officials of 40 Street” in N’Djamena: a phenomenon outside the humanitarian field

p. 70
  C. Silva, L. Molfino, A. González, A. Malm

Overcoming barriers for treating people who use drugs in an urban setting

p. 79
  P. Cortés Ferrández

Resilience as a protection strategy in informal settlements

p. 89
  Diego R. F. Otegui

Can gangs play a role in providing relief?

p. 98
  J. Antouly

Urban warfare: a challenge for humanitarian law and action

p. 108
  G. Carbonnier

Revisiting the Nexus: numbers, principles and the issue of social change

p. 120
  M. Bouchon Innovating humanitarian practices through socio-anthropological research p. 136
  D. Alalouf-Hall “The Kamaishi miracle”: lessons learned from the 2011 tsunami in Japan p. 148
  P. Brunet “What have we lost along the way?” p. 164
Reportage Collectif Item Collectif item is an eye-opener p. 172
  Totally Brax /Books   p. 182

Summary – Issue N°9



  C. Egger About the critical junctures in humanitarian history p. 1


  M.-L. Desgrandchamps Biafra: at the heart of postcolonial humanitarian ambiguities p. 8
  Interview with P. Micheletti and

B.-G. David

“The portrayal of humanitarianism has, to say the least, dramatically changed in 50 years” p. 20

Focus: 1968-2018: Breakdown and continuities

  D. Mclean


Humanitarian implications of a re-assertion of State sovereignty p. 38
  P. Laissus-Benoist


The endless restructuring of the humanitarian sector: an inappropriate search for performance? p. 52
  F. Grünewald


Aid workers and the uprooted: chronic of a parallel evolution p. 63
  O. Gómez


Sovereignty as responsibility in East Asia’s response to crises p. 78
  M. Gerbier-Aublanc


The “hybridisation of humanitarianism”: ordinary citizens in French migrant camps p. 90


  R. Kent The future of humanitarianism p. 104


  A. Lefébure


The socio-economic integration of refugees involves recognising know-how, qualifications and skills p. 122


  K. Mansour, J.-B. Richardier & A. Donini


The United Against Inhumanity initiative p. 134
  Totally Brax   p. 157
  Livres Com’passionLives in waitingA Guinean jigsaw puzzleA humanitarian lifeSyria by ReyMosul in the time of the Islamic StateSocial commitment for dummiesMemory of a without borders p. 158

Summary – Issue N°8



  D. Tan

P. Gallien


New technologies put to the test of humanitarian ethics p. 5
  N. Lemay-Hébert,

A. Martel

P. Robitaille


Haiti: tensions between aid relief and development in the health sector p. 18
Focus: The rise of new technologies: Utility, misuse and meaning
  E. Jané,

G. Foutry

S. Sanou


The use of digital tools at large scale: lessons from a health programme in Burkina Faso p. 40
  Le Roch, Dennefeld, Antoine, de Roquemaurel, Bureau et Ait-Aissa


The arbitration required between possibilities of new technologies and usefulness for populations p. 53
  N. A. Raymond et D. P. Scarnecchia


At the era of “humanitarian digitisation”, lifting the veil of newness p. 64
  M. de France

N.-F. Eissen


Fostering good practices in the use of information and communications technologies p. 73
  M. Hofman


Humanitarian drones: useful tool, toxic image p. 88
  A. Boinet

B. Miribel


The Challenges of the new French Humanitarian strategy p. 102
  J. Alejandro


“The biggest area in which blockchain can help promote human rights is digital identity” p. 118
  Entretien avec



An eye on the world p. 132
  Totally Brax Une brève histoire de l’humanitaire p. 161
  Livres The voice of the milieu p. 162
  “Within French diversity, I wanted to address Muslim humanitarian aid”    
      Going against the flow    
      Brauman: the maverick renegade of humanitarian aid    

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Summary – Issue N°7

  Boris Martin Squaring the circle p. 3
  Michiel Hofman Humanitarians in the age of counter terrorism: rejected by rebels, co-opted by States p. 12
  Tarik Kadir The Rohingya refugee crisis: forgotten then, forgotten now p. 26
Focus : NGOs and the private sector: The State as an arbitrator?”
  Jessica Fleurinor and Caroline Putman Cramer The ICRC and partnerships with the private sector: evolution and ethical considerations p. 38
  Pierre Boris N’nde Refugees wedged between corporate malfunctions and the lack of State involvement: the example of a cash programme in Cameroon p. 50
  Interview with

Patrice Paoli

“What’s important, is the mission and that everyone be inspired by common guidelines” p. 64
  Joël Le Corre Social Impact Bonds or the pyromaniac State p. 73
  Interview with

Jan Egeland

“We should be as ambitious in protection of the civilians as we have become in assistance” p. 88
  Julien Potet Snakebites in Africa: a humanitarian and political fight p. 101
  MAPS The MAPS’s Collective p. 110
  Totally Brax Crazy Guidelines p. 125
   Books “NGOs. De-politicization of the resistance to neoliberalism? A developing countries Perspective” p. 126
From Lesbos to Calais: How Europe creates encampments p. 130

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