Profiling - Ethics and dilemmas

With a changing security situation in Sahel the practice of "profiling" is on top of the agenda. Indeed, it is in Sahel that the constraints of “profiling” are the most extensive at MSF. This measure is the subject of debate within our association, given that it implies composing teams on the basis of “non-professional criteria” such as nationality, gender, skin colour, religion, appearance, etc. to reduce security-related risks in the field.

Read more on the ethical and other questions that are in the focus of this debate in the article "SAME RISKS, SAME SKILLS: RETHINKING STAFF PROFILING" written by Michiel Hofman in the MSF OCB Analysis Department.

Aussi en français: MÊMES RISQUES, MÊMES COMPÉTENCES : REPENSER LE PROFILAGE DU PERSONNEL

Sahel and the question of "profiling" was also discussed at the OCB Board 25 September 2020 (see here below).

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Sahel: Update on changing security environment (Discussion OCB Board 25 September 2020)

Michiel Hofman, Senior Humanitarian Specialist in OCB, gives un update on changes in the security situation in Sahel and disuss with the Board on how this will impact on MSF. 

 
By: Göran Svedin