Ms. Valerie Amos
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Geneva, December 12, 2013
Dear Ms. Amos,
With this Open Letter, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wishes to express its deep concern about the unacceptable performance of the United Nations humanitarian system in the Central African Republic over the last year.
This letter was sent to Heads of State or Governments of Member States of the European Union, to Presidents of European Institutions, and to the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the International Organisation for Migration.
Falling through the Cracks: The Mounting Health Crisis amid Situations of Precarious Stability
Statement by Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director Médecins Sans Frontières
On behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), I would like to thank the President of the Economic and Social Council for the opportunity to speak on the important topic of “health challenges in post-crisis situations.”
Once again in this type of situation, there is a lot of confusion introduced, whether deliberately or through a lack of correct information, between the role of the states that have ratified the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations, and the activities of independent humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).