• Emergency Gap

    The project responds to MSF’s concerns regarding the declining emergency response capacity and presence of humanitarian actors in conflict zones. The Emergency Gap work aims to diagnose the drivers of this loss of emergency focus and to analyse the enablers and disablers for the provision of effective response in acute conflict settings. The project also aspires to stimulate debate with a view to identifying better strategic and operational approaches for delivering critical assistance to people trapped in situations of armed conflict.

  • Attacks against medical mission

    Facts, analysis and lessons learned from MSF’s experience in conflict settings/zones

  • Humanitarian practice

    Reflection and analysis on challenges and dilemmas linked to the delivery of humanitarian assistance

Emergency gap series 01

April 2016

This first paper lays out MSF’s concern about the lack of sufficient and adequate humanitarian response capacity in the acute phase of a conflict.

Emergency gap series 06

April 2017

This paper expands on the structural elements of the emergency gap analysis by providing critical examination of the current setup of the humanitarian sector and its financing architecture.

Case study

March 2017

This paper examines the incursion of military and political actors into the humanitarian realm in Mali, a context shaped by the rationales of “integration”, “stabilisation” and “counter-terrorism”, and argues that it is jeopardising humanitarian action in the country.

LIVESTREAMED PUBLIC EVENT

Wednesday, March, the 1st.

International Peace Institute (IPI), New York

Emergency gap series 05

January 2017

This paper offers a reflection on the subject of risk acceptance, and some of the underlying factors that –apart from the actual security threat– influence security decision-making in the humanitarian sector.