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Positioning, Politics and Pertinence
Natalie Roberts

West African Ebola outbreak was considered a success for MSF; the response in Nord Kivu a failure for everyone involved. Yet even if the results in Nord Kivu would appear as good as in West Africa, if not better – fewer frontline staff infected, in fact, fewer cases overall and therefore fewer deaths – a comparison between the two epidemics is not helpful. Although actions of response actors in DRC were usually well intentioned, and the funds and resources provided were

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Gill Allwood
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Khursheed Wadia

overcome is that of attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees in general among state service providers. There are high levels of ignorance among those working in frontline services for refugee migrants in terms of the entitlements of their client group and where specialist services can be accessed. Much of this ignorance is fed by prejudice and results in discrimi- 175 Allwood 06 176 24/2/10 10:31 Page 176 Refugee women in Britain and France nation against asylum seekers and refugees. The tension between frontline staff working in health, education

in Refugee women in Britain and France