A collection of essays by François Jean, who contributed enormously in the field and at headquarters to the evolution and direction of MSF for nearly two decades. Throughout his time with MSF, he wrote prolifically about the difficulties and challenges face by humanitarian aid workers in a shifting political landscape.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) published From Ethiopia to Chechnya: Reflections on Humanitarian Action, 1988-1999, a collection of essays by François Jean (1956-1999) translated by Richard Swanson.

Jean contributed enormously in the field and at headquarters to the evolution and direction of MSF for nearly two decades. After joining MSF in 1982 to establish medical and surgical projects in war-torn Lebanon, he went on to oversee emergency medical interventions in a variety of countries, including Chad, Pakistan, Sudan, and Chechnya.

Throughout his time with MSF, Jean wrote prolifically about the difficulties and challenges faced by humanitarian aid workers in a shifting political landscape.

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