Reflections on Humanitarian Action 1988-1999
From Ethiopia to Chechnya: Reflections on Humanitarian Action 1988-1999 is a collection of essays by François Jean (1956-1999), translated by Richard Swanson and published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). François Jean contributed enormously in the field and at headquarters to the evolution and direction of MSF for nearly two decades. He received a doctorate in sociology from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris in 1979, as well as a diploma from the National Institute for Eastern Languages in 1980. After joining MSF in 1982 to establish medical and surgical projects in war-torn Lebanon, he went on to oversee emergency medical interventions in a variety of countries, including Chad, Pakistan, Sudan, and Chechnya. Jean wrote prolifically about the difficulties and challenges faced by humanitarian aid workers in a shifting political landscape. This book is available for purchase at doctorswithoutborders.org.