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Lessons Learned from an Intervention by Médecins Sans Frontières
Maria Ximena Di Lollo
,
Elena Estrada Cocina
,
Francisco De Bartolome Gisbert
,
Raquel González Juarez
, and
Ana Garcia Mingo

, 2021 ). Inability to Refer Ill Patients to the Health System for Timely Care Despite the principle of non-age-discrimination for medical care enshrined in Law 33/2011 on General Public Health, during the COVID-19 pandemic patients that were sick were often not being referred, or were referred too late, to the health system. Referrals or preferential circuits for transferring infected people to other centres or hospitals were

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Digital Skills Training and the Systematic Exclusion of Refugees in Lebanon
Rabih Shibli
and
Sarah Kouzi

programme shows how a context of discrimination and regulatory exclusion undermines the feasibility of digital refugee livelihoods, thereby offering a critique of the idea that digital upskilling and web-based income opportunities transcend local markets and national contexts. Indeed, a mere 15 per cent of the refugees reported finding new jobs within six months of graduation despite restrictions. This low percentage may be partly distorted by the limited

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Congolese Experience
Justine Brabant

, positive discrimination, sexual harassment, the anti-union positions taken by some NGO leadership, and the failure to protect the personal data of emergency aid recipients. 22 Beginning in 2019, attacks against the Ebola response teams were indeed committed or sponsored by armed groups, but the attacks at issue occurred earlier

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The Aid Industry and the ‘Me Too’ Movement
Charlotte Lydia Riley

way, his resignation was cast not as the admission of bad behaviour but as a further humanitarian act. An independent review uncovered an unhealthy workplace culture in the SCUK offices – there was a pronounced gender pay gap, 17 per cent of women reported harassment, 26 per cent of women reported discrimination; there were also a number of reports of gender harassment and unwanted sexual attention in the workplace ( Save the Children, 2018 ). In 2018, there had been

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Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles
Rony Brauman

in the realm of humanitarian aid. It would have been clearer to talk about the principle of proportionality or fairness – and thus eliminate any confusion with the usual meaning – because it is indeed a question of committing to positive discrimination. Beyond that semantic distinction, however, lies the issue of determining and prioritising ‘needs’, a notion that only appears to be objective. An examination of the types of action taken by humanitarian organisations

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The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

complementarity, but it is not an egalitarian practice. It helps to maintain the racialised hierarchy between foreign decision-makers, and their ‘native’ assistants. The inequality between ‘national’ and ‘expatriate’ staff has been an ongoing topic of discussion within MSF ( Fox, 2014 ). In 2006, the MSF sections signed the La Mancha accords, which aimed to ‘provide fair employment opportunities for all staff’ and ‘address any issues of discrimination within MSF’. 1 Despite this, MSF has still not overcome the ‘divide between travelling expatriates and the much larger pool

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Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet
,
Sarah Chynoweth
,
Sarah Martin
,
Chen Reis
,
Henri Myrttinen
,
Philipp Schulz
,
Lewis Turner
, and
David Duriesmith

safe, conducive environments to allow women/girl survivors to come forward and access care. Survivor-centred principles like ensuring confidentiality and practicing non-discrimination are essential to creating an environment where survivors feel safe enough to disclose. The experiences of frontline service providers show that, when confidential, good quality services are available and accessible – in conjunction with sensitised community outreach – survivors of all genders

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Sean Healy
and
Victoria Russell

’s lives are worthy of being saved ( Butler, 2020 ). Humanitarians make a claim that their values are universal ones that bind all people, in particular the value and dignity attached to all human life (the principle of humanity) and the ethical duty to help all people without discrimination, based on need alone (the principle of impartiality). Further, humanitarians have worked to enshrine these universal values into international

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Lewis Hine’s Photographs of Refugees for the American Red Cross, 1918–20
Sonya de Laat

It Is, But It Could Be a Better America’, a particularly courageous section that tried to air otherwise silenced issues on race, class, gender, and age discrimination. Works Cited ARC Bulletin ( 1918 ), 2 : 4 , 3 . ARC Magazine ( 1918a ), ‘ Fly – The Germans Are Coming! ’, 13 : 7 , 37 – 44 . ARC Magazine ( 1918b ), ‘ March of the Red Cross ’, 13 : 11 , 80 – 4 . Azoulay , A. ( 2008 ), The Civil Contract of Photography ( New York : Zone Books ). Bleiker , R. , Campbell , D

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lisette R. Robles

settlement. However, the gender of these immediate networks (social bonds) for a survivor is equally crucial in accomplishing the help-seeking process. Women GBV survivors may find it more challenging to express their conditions for fear of further discrimination and harassment by more male refugee leaders, who are tasked to address the issue at the settlement level and direct it to the appropriate service provider. While seeking help from their social bonds (the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs