Bridging the Emergency Gap: Reflections and a Call for Action After a Two-Year Exploration of Emergency Response in Acute Conflict

de Castellarnau, M. & Stoianova, V.
Publication language
Date published
01 Apr 2018
Research, reports and studies
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), humanitarian action, System-wide performance

There is general consensus that the humanitarian sector is failing to mount timely and adequate responses in the acute phase of conflict-related emergencies, according to the two-year Emergency Gap Project by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

The Project has explored what works for or against effective emergency responses. Its final report, Bridging the emergency gap, draws on the Project’s thematic papers and case studies, and consultations with more than 150 senior-level representatives from 60 key organisations across the humanitarian sector.