On getting ‘dirty hands’ when supplying aid in crisis situations
In ‘War Games‘, Linda Polman argues that humanitarian aid can perpetuate conflict. Arjan Hehenkamp (general director of Médecines Sans Frontières NL) agrees in part with Polman’s critique and explains how his organization tries to be better.
Getting ‘dirty hands’ in conflict situations: on the impossibility of being completely neutral when operating in a civil war.
On May 29th, Bruno Braak interviewed Arjan on humanitarian work in Syria.
For more information on Médecines Sans Frontières NL see their website. For information on Arjan Hehenkamp, please refer to his LinkedIn, or Twitter.
For more information on Linda Polman, please see her website.
See also: Do No Harm: How Aid can Support Peace – Or War.