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The Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH or Research Unit) of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland was created in 2006 and aims to improve the way MSF projects are implemented in the field and to participate in critical thinking on humanitarian and medical action, notably by producing publications and organizing conferences and debates.

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News

Workshop: Humanitarian Action and Ethics

26-27 May 2016: Presentation by James Smith and Tammam Aloudat on "The Ethics of Compromise in Medical Humanitarian Response"

"Red Lines": Film and debate

13 April 2016: Panel discussion with Caroline Abu Sa'Da following the screening

Presentation on "MSF and the Syrian crisis"

22 March 2016: Discussion with Caroline Abu Sa'Da. Organized by the "Réseau Santé pour tous" of the HUG.

New publication: "Opportunities, limits and challenges of perceptions studies for humanitarian contexts"

21 March 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Elysée Nouvet et al. (Caroline Abu Sa'Da), published in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

New publication: "Volunteers and responsibility for risk-taking: Changing interpretations of the Charter of MSF"

14 March 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Caroline Abu Sa'Da and Xavier Crombé, published in the International Review of the Red Cross.

New publication: "Experimental Treatment with Favipiravir for Ebola Virus Disease"

3 March 2016: UREPH is pleased to announce the publication of this article by Sissoko et al. (Marc Poncin), published in PLOS Medicine.

"MSF and the Syrian crisis"

4 February 2016: Presentation by Caroline Abu Sa'Da during the "Journée de l’institut universitaire de médecine de famille"

"Humanitarians, Accomplices to the Occupation?" Debate

10 January 2016: Debate animated by Caroline Abu Sa'Da during a weekend of projections and meetings on the Palestinian question.