Choosing to study journalism was his way Renaud Douci ‘s way of responding to people in need, to his concern for the human race and to his interest in history. He worked in radio and the print media before getting involved in global current affairs reporting the second Intifada, and managing press relations for the NGO Première Urgence in Iraq, during the second Gulf War, and later in Palestine and Libya.
These were incredibly valuable humanitarian experiences that could have led to me abandoning my career as a journalist if I hadn’t realized how much I could be of use to NGOs, whose job is not just to act but also to bear witness. So I honed my obsession with finding the right way to express myself, and sharpened my appreciation of information and communication in various sectors, such as Francophonie, social, local community, etc. It seemed natural to come back to humanitarian work with SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL. An “on the ground” humanitarian organization, delivering support in major crisis situations, and directed by nothing more than sheer need, it deserves to be heard and to be increasingly autonomous.”