ICRC Announcement: Launch of the Humanitarian Law & Policy blog

A digital forum on how to better protect and assist people affected by conflict and violence About the blog Humanitarian Law & Policy is an ICRC blog powered by the International Review of the Red Cross. Focusing on the interplay between international law…

Critical history of humanitarian photography on display

From 23-24 May, 2016, as part of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, an exhibition that takes a critical historical approach to looking at humanitarian photography. This exhibit is part of the ODI-HPG 'Global history of modern humanitarian action’ project.…

Zika through a bioethics lens: a documentary

  Zika This documentary has been directed by Debora Diniz, a bioethicist. It illustrates the various challenges that the Zika virus presents to women in Brazil. The documentary is available in Portuguese with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9tqt0jaoG0            …

The Humanitarian Visual Landscape of 2015

by Sonya de Laat In this article that explores two themes that dominated the humanitarian visual landscape of 2015, the author invites readers to turn attention away from photographic content or form, and consider instead the medium of photography, the technology itself, as essentially and inherently shocking.

Why I go to low- and middle-resource countries

by Laurie Elit Members of the Humanitarian Health Ethics group have varied motivations for their involvement in low resource settings. Some people travel to these settings for academic reasons trying to study the situation in order to improve things. Some travel to provide health care for people who would otherwise not be able to access such services. I was asked to comment on the motivation that has kept me involved in short-term missions.

Pandemic Heroes: Saving Humankind on the Big Screen

by Christos Lynteris The depiction of the epidemiologist as a culture hero on the big screen comes to provide a tangible form to the exceptionality of epidemics, unburdening them from the culpabilities of the past and delivering them to the urgency of a suspended future.