July 09, 2008

More than two months after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on May 2, devastating entire communities and destroying thousands of lives, the needs facing survivors remain critical.

July 07, 2008

On May 20, MSF set up a stabilization center in the Shashemene region of southern Ethiopia to provide 24-hour medical care to children with complicated severe malnutrition—those at highest risk of dying who are suffering from additional conditions such as dehydration or malaria. Within days, the center had admitted over 200 children. Here, their caretakers describe the difficulties of the last few months.

July 06, 2008

Malnutrition is the most acute problem for the displaced population from Abyei and its surroundings. Before the fighting began, malnutrition rates were above 50 percent, based on screenings carried out in the hospital in Abyei.

July 01, 2008

MSF projects in Darfur.

June 27, 2008

One month ago, war returned yet again to the governorate of Saada, with numerous clashes involving heavy weaponry. For the time being, access is impossible, but there is reason to suspect the area contains injured people.

June 27, 2008

Since May 13, MSF has been continually scaling up its activities in areas of southern Ethiopia to respond to the alarming nutritional situation there.

June 24, 2008

In mid-June, a fresh flare-up of armed conflict between government and rebel forces affected several villages and towns along Chad's eastern border region. MSF teams responded in several areas by providing emergency medical aid to the wounded.

June 18, 2008

Epidemics, rape, and constant movement to escape violence in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, have taken their toll on the population. "These people are exhausted, increasingly weak, and consequently, increasingly ill," says an MSF coordinator in Masisi.

June 18, 2008

One month ago, violence against foreign nationals in South Africa erupted in parts of Gauteng, Western Cape, and Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, leading to the displacement of more than 80,000 people across the country, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Initially, tens of thousands of people fled to police stations, community halls, churches, and mosques to seek shelter and safety. For three weeks, they lived in poor conditions and relied primarily on a patchwork of assistance from private individuals and organizations.

June 18, 2008

Both the displaced and the residents in North Kivu lack the most basic living standards, such as good hygiene conditions, clean water, food, and healthcare. As a result, there are disease outbreaks.