"Current challenges to humanitarian action" by Marc DuBois

Past Event

04 April 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Worcester College
Walton Street<br /> Oxford OX1 2HB?

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford-India Health Research Network (OIHRN) which is part of The George Institute for Global Health an Oxford Martin School Institute

Speaker: Marc DuBois, former Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières-UK (MSF-UK)

Summary:The OIHRN is very pleased and honoured to welcome Marc DuBois, former Executive Director of Medecins Sans Frontires, who will be speaking to us about the concrete exigencies surrounding MSF's current work in conflict zones around the world, as well as the more cerebral but no less challenging questions of aid: how and when it works and its impact on global politics.

Working in crisis, often in areas of conflict, was never easy. It is getting harder. From the risks of kidnapping or being directly targeted as enemies, to increasing administrative blockage by a reassertion of state sovereignty, to the lack of surge capacity and sustained funding for humanitarian operations, to the complexity of new strains of an old scourge like TB, the delivery of aid to those in crisis is becoming ever more difficult. Current Challenges to Humanitarian Action; highlights some of these challenges, drawing on both Marc's recent visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and MSF's experience in hotspots like Syria, South Sudan and Myanmar.

All welcome, please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/current-challenges-to-humanitarian-action-marc-dubois-tickets-11031263807

This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception