Fred Cuny: master and maverick of disaster

There are few people who cast as long a shadow over humanitarian relief as Fred Cuny, a larger than life Texan who served in practically every humanitarian operation from Biafra in 1967 until his kidnapping and murder in Chechnya in 1995 when he was just 51. A couple of weeks ago I took part in an event at American University in Washington DC that looked at the legacy and relevance of this erstwhile master of[…]