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Jesper Brix expreses his concern at the decision to widen ODA’s remit, which could be yet another dangerous step down the slippery slope of blurring political and military agendas into the delivery of genuine humanitarian aid.

Fabrice Weissman argues that MSF's rejection of EU funding poses the organisation as an excessively wealthy and sectarian one, following opportunistic morals.

Michiel Hofman argues that MSF's decision to suspend all EU funding is consistent with the historical evolution in MSF, from financial opportunism to a more consistent application of its humanitarian principles.

Protection of Civilian sites in South Sudan need minimum standards like any other displaced persons camp.

Opinion and Debate: MSF's Programme Manager in Dadaab, discusses the Kenyan government's proposal to close the refugee camp.

Opinion and Debate: Sean Healy, Access Adviser for Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre Amsterdam responds to the new report "Time to let go: Remaking humanitarian action for the modern era" by the Overseas Development Institute and Humanitarian Policy Group.

Opinion and Debate: Vickie Hawkins, MSF UK executive director writes as heads of state, ministers and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon meet in London to address the crisis in Syria.

Opinion and Debate: MSF's Head of Mission in Central African Republic discusses the evacuation of NGOs from Bangui and the humanitarian reaction to increased violence.

With more than 20,000 cases and 300 deaths officially reported in 2015, the measles outbreak in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is the largest since 2011.

Opinion and Debate: MSF UK's director Vickie Hawkins argues that the World Humanitarian Summit must put the needs of people first, rather than the interests of governments.

Opinion and Debate: Jonathan Whittall argues against indifference to the suffering of Palestinian people, and in favour of the right to return for Palestinians forced to flee from their homes.