MSF source d’information en Somalie- 1991- Frontline Doctors - Pontfilly/Laffont © INTERSCOOP
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Interview du directeur de la collecte de fonds de MSF France - 1991- A Corps – Pontfilly/Laffont © INTERSCOOP
Commentary: Blinded by the sandstorm sweeping through the Gulf, the media appear to be unaware of what’s happening in Somalia. MSF is trying to inform the public of what its team is doing in Mogadishu in order to raise funds. This message was written by the organisation’s marketing and communications department and a few days later it was delivered through the letter boxes of 520,000 donors... more
Interview du coordinateur de MSF France en Somalie – Mars 1992 – MSF ARCHIVE
Presenter: So we’re going to link up perhaps with Médecins Sans Frontières, who are going to have a logistics base here in Mérignac in a few months. MSF is currently working in Somalia, a country facing civil war. Our reporters were still in Mogadishu just a few days ago.
Reporter: Mogadishu, the devastated capital of a non-nation, non-State. There are no functioning structures or... more
Déclaration de Rony Brauman devant le comité des affaires étrangères du congrès étasunien 16 septembre 1992 – ABC
September 1992, © CCE
Presenter: We’re going to watch a story right now. The central figure is Mohamed, who is eight years old. Mohamed was wounded, lost his family, and has been all but adopted by Médecins Sans Frontières. This is the story of a child dealing with the absurdity of Somalia’s civil war.
Reporter: Mohamed’s only moment of tenderness, a walk, side-by-side, hand-in-hand with the woman who saved... more
Presenter: So as we were just saying, the aid from the West, from USA, from France, is very real.. But distribution is precarious in a country that is, unfortunately, in the midst of a civil war. Recently, MSF attempted a small foray fairly far – several hundred kilometres – from the capital.
Reporter: In Abel Barba, the whole village, from the most able-bodied to the frailest, is... more
Presenter: This morning, after a 12-day wait, the rice collected in France was unloaded near Mogadishu. But solidarity is a thing of the past in this country; some are excluded from humanitarian aid.
Journalist: Under heavy guard, rice and broad beans are protected from the down-and-out and especially from low-lives of all stripes, willing to kill so that they can sell their loot for a... more
5 december 1992/Visite de Bernard Kouchner à Mogadiscio – 5 Decembre 1992 - antenne 2
TV presenter: So let’s start with Somalia where the looting of food supplies goes on, making a military intervention more necessary than ever. Today, armed gangs held up yet another convoy attempting to deliver cereal. These gangs are getting rich on humanitarian assistance. How will they react when the first international forces arrive? This is the question on everyone’s lips here in Somalia... more
7 July 1993/ Interview Coordinateur MSF Belgique sur abus des casques bleus belges à Kisimayo 7 juillet 1993, RTBF
Journal de l’année MSF France - mai 1993 MSF ARCHIVE
Presenter: In Somalia, the situation is still extremely tense after Saturday’s ambush that killed twenty-three UN Peacekeepers. The UN is preparing to attack those responsible and, fearing reprisals, has asked humanitarian organisations to leave the country quickly.
Presenter: CARE already left yesterday, and this morning AICF announced it would follow shortly, for security reasons.... more
Journal de l’année MSF France - mai 1994 MSF ARCHIVE
Interview President MSF France sur la plainte de MSF contre l'ONU - 27 juillet 1993 - Antenne 2
- TV presenter: Rony Brauman, good evening You are the president of Médecins sans Frontières, thank you for coming tonight. You waited a month and a half before lodging your complaint against the UN. Were you hesitant about going up against such a major institution?
- Rony Brauman: No, not really. We just wanted to take the time to get our facts straight, and then to build our case,... more
Interview President MSF France sur départ de MSF F de Somalie et les dérives des forces de l’ONU – 6/10/1993 - Antenne 2
TV presenter: Rony Brauman, good morning. MSF left Somalia a few days ago, openly criticising the UN as it went. Do you think there really is "slippage", as we call it, in the UN’s mandate at the moment?
- Rony Brauman: I don't just think so, I see evidence of it every day. To begin with their engagement was military-cum-humanitarian; but it gradually became less and less humanitarian... more
Interview Coordinateur MSF France en Somalie, 21/10/1993, Antenne 2
Commentary: A handover, an agonising withdrawal. But for Patrick, there can be no question of MSF condoning the United Nation’s action by its presence.
- Patrick Vial (MSF) : "I’m one of those who spoke out to draw attention to Somalia. So I feel really concerned about what’s going on now because I feel a bit responsible for the arrival of the United Nations here, a bit at fault. But... more