05/05/2014 17:00 GMT BANGUI, May 5, 2014 (AFP) - More than 100 people have been killed in fierce fighting in the past 10 days in the Central African Republic, as charity Doctors Without Borders said it would reduce its work after a bloody attack on a hospital. Among the dead were many civilians, with one eyewitness claiming children had been thrown alive onto fires. Some 75 people died in fighting close to the country’s northern border with Chad, an official with the African peacekeeping force said on Monday.
I started a weekly roundup of humanitarian issues/stories a while back and am trying to get back to it. For myself and for any others interested in humanitarian and global issues, I’ll attempt to share the more interesting stories I encounter each week here.
Instead of tweeting all day, I'll leave the #businessmeetshumanitarian at this: good business practices can help create more sustainable humanitarian aid projects. And the creating shared value concept is intriguing. But lumping capitalism and humanitarianism in together is grossly manipulative and irresponsible before thinking about the ethical repercussions of such bedfellows.
Another day at the Creating Shared Value conference at UCD. but I’m so annoyed and confused about why the Centre for Humanitarian Action thought we belonged here. I’ll leave it at this and try to continue swimming through these new ideas and concepts.