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‘Recently Noticed’ Aid Actors: MSF’s interaction with a changing humanitarian landscape

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HPN, Humanitarian Practice Network,ODI, Overseas Development Institute

In an attempt to better understand the new aid landscape, Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) conducted three studies to see how MSF field teams interact with new aid actors, and how decisions on these relations were made. Three countries where MSF was involved in emergency response in 2013 were selected: Mali, Syria and the Philippines. Actors encountered during these studies included international NGOs from the Middle East and Asia, non-European Red Cross and Red Crescent societies working internationally, diaspora groups, regional organisations, governmental agencies, local NGOs and private sector organisations.

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