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It is with great relief that MSF confirms that Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, abducted from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya on October 13, 2011, have been released.
An MSF assessment finds alarming malnutrition rates in many parts of the country, including the outskirts of Mogadishu.
MSF continues to fully support the families of Blanca Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra, two MSF employees who were abducted from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp while working to help Somali refugees in need.
MSF is responding to increased cases of acute watery diarrhea among children and adults in the city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.
Giving birth in Somalia is incredibly dangerous, but it's made slightly less so by the huge efforts of MSF’s Somali staff.
In May 2012, after successfully coping with a humanitarian crisis, MSF handed over its project in Hiloweyn refugee camp to an Ethiopian refugee agency.
Following weeks of no new cases, MSF is set to close an emergency cholera intervention in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region.
Measles is sweeping unchecked through parts of southern Somalia, where MSF is still waiting for permission from authorities to conduct a vaccination campaign.
A measles epidemic is spreading. The lack of infrastructure and services is worsening the population’s vulnerability. And civilians have endured new military offensives.
After heavy fighting erupted on October 20 in Daynile, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, MSF was forced to suspend its measles vaccination campaign in the area.
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