Dr Caroline Abu Sa'Da

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Dr Caroline Abu Sa'Da
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Associates
Refugee Law Initiative
Home institution:
MSF Switzerland
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Human rights
Summary of research interests and expertise:


Caroline Abu-Sada is Director of the Research Unit of MSF Switzerland. She has worked on food security and has coordinated programs in the field, notably in the Middle East, for Oxfam GB, the United Nations and MSF Switzerland. Dr Abu-Sada is the author of "ONG palestiniennes et construction étatique, l’expérience de Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) dans les Territoires occupés palestiniens, 1983- 2005", "In the Eyes of Others. How People in Crises Perceive Humanitarian Aid", "Le développement, une affaire d'ONG? Associations, Etats et Bailleurs dans le monde arabe”, “Dilemmas, Challenges, and Ethics of Humanitarian Action”, Mc Gill-Queen's University Press, 2012. She has also written numerous papers, reports and chapters on humanitarian action, NGOs and the Middle East, and has taught political science at New York University, Paris and at Sciences Po, Lille. Caroline has been head of mission in Iraq and Syria for the past couple of months for MSF.

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