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Doctors Without Borders: Life-Saving Aid, Tough Compromises


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A Kenyan doctor looks at the IV drip on a child suffering from severe malnutrition at a clinic run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at the Dadaab refugee camp on July 4, 2011.
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A Kenyan doctor looks at the IV drip on a child suffering from severe malnutrition at a clinic run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at the Dadaab refugee camp on July 4, 2011.

For international humanitarian aid groups, saving lives inevitably involves compromise -- such as negotiating with despots, putting employees in harm's way and sometimes even promoting military intervention. How do such groups navigate on-the-ground realities while maintaining their principles? We'll discuss these issues and more with Sophie Delaunay, executive director of the U.S. section of Doctors Without Borders.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Sophie Delaunay, executive director of the U.S. Section of Doctors Without Borders/M?decins Sans Fronti?res

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