MSF and the war on the Gaza Strip: An Insha’Allah Operation?


MSF has been working in the oPT since 1989. Over the years, several sections have been present in the area. For five years, between 2002 and 2007, OCBA and OCP had a common coordination for their activities in the area. In 2007, the two sections split their coordination as well as activities. Following the Israeli attack on Gaza in December 2008, MSF responded to this emergency. In addition to the real conflict, an internal conflict occurred within the MSF movement, involving OCBA, OCP and OCB. Due to the impact this disagreement had on coordination, the ExCom  requested an evaluation of the operation, coordination and communications strategy of the Gaza December - January emergency response.

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Anneli Eriksson and Caroline Abu-Sada
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