Dr Bertrand Taithe


Dr Bertrand Taithe is a professor of history, teaching at the University of Manchester. He is also the founder and director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and a member of the scientific council of the Centre de Réflexion sur l'Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires (CRASH).

  • Attacks on medical missions: overview of a polymorphous reality: the case of Médecins Sans Frontières

    The aim of this article is to carry out a preliminary analysis of issues relating to the types of violence that are directed against humanitarian medical missions. Starting from the observation that violence can cause some degree of disruption for a medical organisation such as Médecins Sans Frontières, despite its wide experience which has brought it much wisdom and generated numerous and sporadic responses to such events, the article offers a more subtle analysis of terms and of situations of violence so as to contribute to the establishment of a research project and, in a second phase, to an awareness-raising campaign focusing on these complex phenomena.