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Médecins Sans Frontières and the aftermath of war

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Jean-Hervé
Jézéquel

Deputy Project Director for West Africa at International Crisis Group.

Jean-Hervé Jézéquel first worked as a Consultant for Crisis Group in Guinea in 2003, before joining as the Senior Analyst for the Sahel region in March 2013. He has also worked as a Field Coordinator in Liberia, a West Africa Researcher and a Research Director, for Médecins sans Frontières.

Camille
Perreand

Former Researcher at MSF-Crash

Camille Perreand graduated from Ecole des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP).

This study started out looking at the shift to a post-conflict situation in Katanga; the intention was to describe how MSF’s sections negotiated the transition from war to post-war. This raised the question of where to draw the line that distinguishes a conflict from a post-conflict situation. This was no easy task in North Katanga between 2000 and 2006. The situation at the time could be described neither as war nor peace; armed groups were committing widespread atrocities against civilians and this in turn led to extensive internal population displacement and generalised poverty. Our study does not therefore examine a post-conflict situation as such, but an unstable situation that is hard to classify within the dominant descriptions as being conflict/post-conflict, post-war or in transition. 

To cite this content :
Jean-Hervé Jézéquel, Camille Perreand, Médecins Sans Frontières and the aftermath of war, 10 January 2010, URL : https://www.msf-crash.org/en/publications/war-and-humanitarianism/medecins-sans-frontieres-and-aftermath-war

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