Part Two of The Current
Humanitarian aid workers facing uncomfortable compromises
When humanitarian workers arrive at a crisis, they do so with the idea of helping those in need. Anything else -- politics, greed, self-interest-- is supposed to fall by the wayside. The trouble is that it often doesn't. After all, humanitarian workers frequently end up in places that have been torn apart by exactly those things. And that means they have to make challenging, controversial and potentially life-altering decisions every day.
Medicines Sans Frontiers, or Doctors Without Borders, is marking its 40th anniversary with a collection of stories exposing what it's like to confront those difficult decisions. The book is called Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience and it comes out later this month.
The Current's Liz Hoath spoke to three of the book's contributors, Michael Neuman, Claire Magone and Michiel Hofmanand and shares their stories in her documentary, Uncomfortable Compromises.
Other segments from today's show: