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PUBLICATIONS

The fact that CRASH publications are written from an aid practitioner's, rather than researcher's, perspective, does not exempt them from the demands of rigorous research methods. We try hard at this, with the help of (volunteer) research professionals. The publications are not the MSF party line, but rather tools for reflexion based on MSF's framework and experience. They have only one purpose: to help us better understand what we are doing. Criticisms, comments and suggestions are more than welcome - they are expected.




PUBLICATIONS

Please note that most of the CRASH's publications are in French. Unfortunately, not all these publications have been translated into English; however do not hesitate to visit the French website to access our entire library of publications.







Books

Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed

Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed

This book seeks to puncture a number of the myths that have grown up over the forty years since MSF was founded and describes in detail how the ideals of humanitarian principles and ‘humanitarian space' operating in conflict zones are in reality illusory. How, in fact, it is the grubby negotiations ...

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Magone, Claire ; Neuman, Michael ; ...15 November 2011

Medical Innovations in Humanitarian Situations

Medical Innovations in Humanitarian Situations

Medical Innovation in Humanitarian Situations explores how the particular style of humanitarian action practiced by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has stayed in line with the standards in scientifically advanced countries while also leading to significant improvements in ...

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Bradol, Jean-Hervé ; Vidal, Claudin...22 June 2011

A not-so Natural Disaster

A not-so Natural Disaster

This book, an MSF initiative, is a collection of contributions from researchers, consultants and humanitarian actors. Each contributor gives a different perspective of the Nigerien crisis and discusses what they consider to be the key issues involved... ...

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Xavier Crombé, Jean-Hervé Jézéquel16 June 2009

The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

Bouchet-Saulnier, Françoise 01 March 2007

CAHIERS


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Violence against Kosovar Albanians NATO’s intervention 1998-1999

Violence against Kosovar Albanians NATO’s intervention 1998-1999

The ‘Violence against Kosovar Albanians NATO's intervention 1998-1999' case study describes the constraints and dilemmas facing Médecins Sans Frontières teams that witnessed a process of terror and expulsion which they described as the ‘deportation' of Kosovar Albanians by Serb forces. It also desc ...

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Binet, Laurence23 June 2014

The Hunting and Killing of Rwandan Refugees in Zaire-Congo: 1996-1997

Binet, Laurence04 April 2014

The violence of the new Rwandan regime 1994-1995

Binet, Laurence04 April 2014

Rwandan Refugee Camps in Zaire and Tanzania 1994-1995

Binet, Laurence04 April 2014

Genocide of Rwandan Tutsi 1994

Binet, Laurence04 April 2014

Salvadoran Refugees Camps in Honduras 1988

Binet, Laurence17 December 2013

Disabilities and Medicine. A survey of the Amman surgical reconstruction project 2012

Disabilities and Medicine. A survey of the Amman surgical reconstruction project 2012

Our survey bears something of a resemblance to a study carried out by Vanja Kovacic in Homa Bay, Kenya, in which she investigated patients' disease coping mechanisms and their "dependence on medical institutions" (V. Kovacic and J. Amondi, "Social navigation and HIV/AIDS", in "AIDS: a new pandemic ...

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Le Pape, Marc; Bradol, Suzanne21 November 2013

Somalia 1991-1993: Civil War, Famine Alert and a UN “Military-Humanitarian” Intervention

Binet, Laurence13 November 2013

Famine and Forced Relocations in Ethiopia 1984-1986

Binet, Laurence13 November 2013

Humanitarian Medicine

Humanitarian Medicine

Humanitarian medicine is intented for marginalized people, hit by a crisis or deprived of access to medical care. This book helps us understand how the specificity of humanitarian medicine stems from real-life situations, more than from the medical act in itself. ...

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Brauman, Rony08 June 2012

ARTICLES

The Crash – MSF

The Crash – MSF

This article was originally published in French on www.Grotius.fr, as part of a dossier on the contribution of research to humanitarian action, on October 3, 2014. Unlike most think tanks and research institutes devoted to the study of humanitarian aid, the CRASH - born of Médecins Sans Frontières ...

Neuman, Michaël07 October 2014

MSF and the aid system: choosing not to choose

MSF and the aid system: choosing not to choose

We often hear it said within MSF that the aid system - that is to say all the institutional actors involved in international humanitarian aid - is unable to provide effective relief, or that the aid system's ability to provide aid is in decline. These statements, which suggest that MSF is itself ou ...

Brauman, Rony; Neuman, Michael16 June 2014

“No patients, no problems”

“No patients, no problems”

The result of an investigation launched in March 2013, this paper, published in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs aims to provide a better understanding of the various forms of insecurity affecting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in Yemen and the ways the organisation and other health p ...

Neuman, Michael19 February 2014

The polio eradication campaign: time to shift the goal

The social rejection of the polio eradication campaign in endemic countries challenges an assumption underlying the goal itself: the full compliance of an entire population to a public health programme. The polio campaign, which has been an extraordinary public health enterprise, is at risk of becoming irremediably unpopular if the eradication goal is pursued at all costs. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) should not be driven by the fear of failure, because the greatest benefit of the polio campaign is that it has demonstrated how simple, community-wide actions can contribute to a dramatic decrease in the incidence of a disease ...

Magone, Claire; Baron, Emmanuel03 February 2014

Deadly Gaps Persist in New Drug Development for Neglected Diseases

Deadly Gaps Persist in New Drug Development for Neglected Diseases

In a study published today in the open-access journal The Lancet Global Health, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and other researchers, including MSF-Crash Dr. Jean Hervé Bradol, report a persistent deficiency in truly new therapeutics for neglected diseases, despite nominal progr ...

Bradol, Jean-Hervé30 October 2013

Doctor WHO?

Doctor WHO?

In this chronicle "Alternatives Internationales", Rony Brauman discusses the return of using community health workers as primary access points for healthcare, in the recommendations of the WHO and practices of some governments. ...

Brauman, Rony14 November 2012

Against the memorial laws

Against the memorial laws

Considering that the United Nations juridictions officially recognises six genocides, Rony Brauman considers unjustifiable the fact that the French Parliament only recognises . The only alternative is to recognise all of them or none. ...

Brauman, Rony11 July 2012

40 years helping the disregarded

40 years helping the disregarded

Rony Brauman discusses several aspects and issues related humanitarian action as well as the good reasons to wish Médecins sans frontières a happy 40th anniversary. ...

Brauman, Rony20 January 2012

Follow-up to "Wartime rape: men, too"

Follow-up to "Wartime rape: men, too"

The Observer published in July 2012 an article on male rape in wartime. The study described cases of rape in Congo and the aid and medical care they received in Uganda. In reaction to this article, 209 comments were posted. The goal of this article by Marc Le Pape is not to judge certain arguments ...

Le Pape, Marc15 January 2012

Famine in Somalia : warning against the warning!

Famine in Somalia : warning against the warning!

In the context of emergency appeals in the Horn of Africa, Rony Brauman recalls the contemporary definition of a famine. While recognising the progress made in major crisis response mechanisms, he questions the alarmist attitude of the UN. ...

Brauman, Rony30 September 2011
 
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