Kukes, Albania - Tom Stoddart - 1999
MSF Speaking Out

All Case Studies

"We are not sure that words can always save lives, but we know that silence can certainly kill." Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech 1999.

MSF raises awareness and bears witness on the fate of the populations it helps and brings abuses and intolerable situations to public attention. These series of case studies explores the actions and decision - making processes that led the organisation to speak out during humanitarian emergencies.

Statue of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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MSF Speaking Out

MSF and North Korea 1995-1998

The MSF in North Korea 1995-1998’ case study is describing the constraints and dilemmas that led Médecins Sans Frontières to speak out publicly while its teams were trying to bring assistance to the North Korean population on its territory between 1995 and 1998 and to the North Korean refugees in Asia in the following years.

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