Videos of Panel Two

The Return of Famine?” Conference at Tufts University on May 4, 2018

Challenges of Humanitarian Action: presentations by Erin Boyd, Patrick Webb and Jennifer Leaning

Erin Boyd focuses on severe acute malnutrition, or wasting. She defines the problem and addresses changes over time in how it has been diagnosed and treated.
Patrick Webb argues that there have been major successes in responding to crises, a factor that significantly reduced death and the number of famines over time. This relative ‘success’ has brought vulnerable people back from the threat of death, but many do not thrive and remain at long-term risk. Further improvements need to build on success to expand coverage and sustainability of people’s overall health.
Jennifer Leaning addresses questions of humanitarian access, legal principles that apply, remote access and the case of Syria.

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