Is Independent Medical Humanitarian Assistance Possible in Today’s Conflicts?

5 nov 2019 15:15 5 nov 2019 16:30 ENG

Morten Rostrup, Medical Doctor and Professor, Department of Acute Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

In some of today´s conflicts we see an increasing brutalism where attacks on hospitals and clinics become a dangerous new norm. Humanitarian aid seems to be co-opted as part political and military strategies. How did we end up undermining the respect of humanitarian medical action?

This is the Annual Lecture of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies´ (NCHS) Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts.

This event is free and open to all. 

More information about the NCHS annual meeting.

Discussant: Dorothea Hilhorst, Professor of Humanitarian Aid & Reconstruction at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.