The Nigeria-Biafra War and promotion of the principle of témoignage by Médecins Sans Frontières
Marouf Hasian Jr.
Communicating during humanitarian medical crises : the consequence of silence or 'témoignage'
London : Lexington Books, 2019
Bibliographie : p. 136-139
Recounting the history of the foundation of Médecins Sans Frontières in the context of the Nigeria-Biafra War, this chapiter describes how the new humanitarian organization broke with the tradition of discretion followed by the ICRC, leading to discussions about the relevance and implementation of the traditional Red Cross principles of neutrality and impartiality.