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Temporary palliatives to an ongoing humanitarian need: MSF’s intervention in Dunkirk

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Angélique Muller

Angélique Muller joined Médecins Sans Frontières in 2012 after working eight years in Nancy as an emergency nurse. For MSF she worked for several missions as a nurse (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Liberia). Project coordinator in Grande-Synthe between January and April 2016, she currently holds an equivalent position in Libya.

Michaël Neuman

Director of studies at Crash / Médecins sans Frontières, Michaël Neuman graduated in Contemporary History and International Relations (University Paris-I). He joined Médecins sans Frontières in 1999 and has worked both on the ground (Balkans, Sudan, Caucasus, West Africa) and in headquarters (New York, Paris as deputy director responsible for programmes). He has also carried out research on issues of immigration and geopolitics. He is co-editor of "Humanitarian negotiations Revealed, the MSF experience" (London: Hurst and Co, 2011). He is also the co-editor of "Saving lives and staying alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management" (London: Hurst and Co, 2016).

In this paper, Angélique Muller and Michaël Neuman attempt to explore the lessons learnt through examining the decisions as well as the difficulties MSF encountered in its provision of assistance to migrants in Grande-Synthe. This article was originally published in Humanitarian Practice Network #67, in September 2016.

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To cite this content :
Angélique Muller, Michaël Neuman, Temporary palliatives to an ongoing humanitarian need: MSF’s intervention in Dunkirk, 24 November 2016, URL : https://msf-crash.org/en/blog/camps-refugees-idps/temporary-palliatives-ongoing-humanitarian-need-msfs-intervention-dunkirk

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