I recently returned from Sierra Leone, where Keystone’s Ground Truth programme is providing real-time feedback from the general public and frontline workers on the Ebola response.
As the long run-up to next year’s World Humanitarian Summit gathers pace, a legitimate question is whether it will ratchet up pressure on the humanitarian system to do a better job.
Nurith Aizenman is a journalist who has covered a range of stories from health and immigration in the US to Pakistan,
I am just back from Sierra Leone and wanted to share some random impressions from my visit. In no particular order…
- With all due respect to Bob Geldof,
By next Monday decision-makers in Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre and aid agencies fighting the virus will have Ground Truth’s first round of data on how the general public and front line workers perceive efforts to halt the spread of the disease.
I arrived in Freetown last week and saw my first Ebola sufferer yesterday. While Zombies may not spread Ebola, like some initial rumors suggested,
Does Doestoevsky’s maxim that you can judge a country by how it treats its prisoners hold true for internally displaced people?
Valerie Amos and Jasmine Whitbread are not easily fobbed off and it will be interesting to see how their peers in the humanitarian system respond to their challenge to get real about accountability to affected people (AAP).
As Russian trucks trundle ominously towards the Ukrainian border, the paint job heightens my suspicions. Whatever is on board,
As the global humanitarian system slips into late middle age, it is time to take stock of both the rationale and relevance of the mandates that continue to dictate power relations in the humanitarian space.