Doctors Without Borders

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Refugees literally sacrifice everything to keep their families safe. Christina Psarra, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian aid organization, bears witness to their sacrifice and resourcefulness, giving everything she has to help them. Along the way, she's discovered that refugees are not victims--they are survivors and it's her job to help them survive.

On the Oct 9th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of US air strikes on Doctors without Borders’ hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 22 people. The organization has accused the US government of committing war crimes. How are the media framing the deadly attack? We’ll also discuss coverage of the Supreme Court’s new session. This term’s decisions will affect several crucial issues, including affirmative action, abortion, voting, and unions.  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Sophie Delaunay, executive director of Doctors without Borders, a 40-year-old organization that provides humanitarian assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect and catastrophe. What are the politics of humanitarian aid? Join us at 10am PT or post a comment here. What role should humanitarian organizations play during armed conflicts? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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