Dilemmas, Challenges, and Ethics of Humanitarian Action Reflections on Medecins Sans Frontieres' Perception Project
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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
What are the ethical issues involved in providing humanitarian aid? What is the real impact of humanitarian groups? Médecins Sans Frontières sought to answer these questions in the Perception Project, a study that spanned four years and more than ten countries. MSF interviewed close to 7,000 people in order to understand the ways that patients, populations, authorities, and communities perceive the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization's principles and medical practices. While the quality of its medical action is renowned and praised, MSF struggles with the ability to respond to crises, the safety of its teams, and the development of effective interactions with diverse populations and More...
Caroline Abu-Sada holds a political science and international relations PhD, and has held several positions in the field, notably in the Middle East, for Oxfam GB, the UNFAO, and MSF-Switzerland. Since 2010, she represents MSF at the steering committee of the Center for Studies and Research on Humanitarian Action in Geneva, an organization led by both the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva, and coordinates the research unit of MSF. She is the author of "ONG palestiniennes et Construction ï¿½tatique, L'Expï¿½rience de Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) dans les Territoires Occupï¿½s Palestiniens, 1983-2005," as well as several articles, reports, and chapters on More...
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