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Worst when it comes?

Emergency assistance will save lives and alleviate emergency emergencies. We will be in place when the need is greatest. Nevertheless, the humanitarian sector fails time and time again when it comes to the most. Why is it like that?

Although the humanitarian sector has grown larger and more professional, MSF has for several years seen that the response capacity in the acute phase of a crisis – especially in war and conflict – is weak. There are too few organizations present, aid often arrives too late, it does not reach those who need it most, and the most critical needs – health care, food, water and shelter – are not covered well enough.

Emergency assistance in unpredictable conflict situations is very difficult. It is dangerous, confusing. . .

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Thorson is a humanitarian advisor in MSF.

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