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March 11, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started treating hepatitis C in Karachi, Pakistan's Machar Colony slum not just because of the area's poor health system, but also because many people there couldn't otherwise afford testing and treatment. By providing care at a primary health care clinic, patients can access free diagnosis and quality treatment without having to travel to a hospital, a journey that for many is prohibitively expensive. The current project is a pilot to show that this model of decentralized care can be effective.

March 10, 2016

The new site developed by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is ready to welcome migrants and refugees who were living in the mud and cold at the Basroch camp in Grande-Synthe, France. The move to the new site, on the outskirts of Grande-Synthe, begins today and will continue for several more days. This operation is being carried out jointly with the municipality of Grande-Synthe.

March 07, 2016

Despite a return to calm, the situation in Central African Republic (CAR) remains unstable and over 450,000 people are still displaced within the country. At the Catholic Church in Carnot, a town in western CAR, the displaced are gradually moving out of what has become an enclave.

March 04, 2016

When heavy fighting broke out and bullets started flying around the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical center in Pibor, South Sudan, Dr. Marisel Mendez was treating a two-year-old boy in the pediatric ward, a concrete room with six hospital beds and cheery cartoon drawings on the walls. The young patient had severe malaria, extreme anemia, and relied completely on the oxygen machine and intravenous drip that Marisel was attending to for his survival.

March 03, 2016

A seemingly endless stream of people line the road that winds through the wheat fields near the Greek village of Idomeni. People carrying large bags on their shoulders. People with babies in their arms. People putting one foot in front of the other, over and over again, no matter the load they bear.

February 25, 2016

After a recent large fire destroyed the makeshift shelters and belongings of at least 449 families in the Batangafo displaced persons camp, one of the largest in Central African Republic (CAR), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams rapidly organized to distribute emergency kits including cooking and hygiene items for those affected.

February 24, 2016

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical compound was looted during fighting that began on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 23, in the town of Pibor, in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. The fighting, which continued into today, wounded at least 35 people and drove approximately 1,000 to seek shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the area. 

February 23, 2016

Thousands of men, women, and children are stranded between Greece and the Balkans after the sudden imposition of new border restrictions for Afghan refugees on the Western Balkans route this week. Refugees are being provided with no information and little-to-no humanitarian assistance, and are at risk of violence and abuse.

February 19, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Malakal, South Sudan, worked through the night to treat patients injured on February 18 when fighting erupted in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in the town.

February 17, 2016

Whitney Ward, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field coordinator in Malawi, explains the need for increased humanitarian assistance for over 5,000 Mozambicans who fled to Malawi's Kapise village to escape violence.

What are living conditions like in Kapise?

I’ve worked in several camps and I haven’t seen such levels of overcrowding.

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