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Every month, six neighbors from the same village, all of them HIV-positive, and stable patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)—the treatment that keeps the virus in check—take turns picking up medicine for the others. This is the essence of so-called Community ART Groups (CAG), a simple, inexpensive initiative benefiting both members of the group and health facilities, started by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2013 in Zimbabwe’s Tsholotsho district.

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A significant decline in the number of new cholera cases in South Sudan in recent weeks has prompted Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to scale down its cholera operations. Instead it will redirect resources towards other unmet health needs in the country, where more than 1.7 million people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict.

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As the rainy season continues, Ethiopia’s Lietchuor refugee camp—which shelters some 40,000 people who fled violence in South Sudan—has become a lake dotted with islands. As a result, Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the UNHCR have decided to close the camp and must find an appropriate site to relocate the refugees.

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Currently more than 140,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled to Gambella since the outbreak of the current conflict in South Sudan in December 2013.

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The flow of South Sudanese refugees to into Uganda shows no signs of abating. Every day, approximately 300 people cross the border to escape insecurity and lack of food in neighboring South Sudan. Since conflict erupted there in December between the army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, and forces supporting former Vice President Riek Machar, more than 66,000 South Sudanese have taken refuge in Adjumani district in northern Uganda.

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Twenty years ago, Rachel Kiddell-Monroe was head of mission in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has published an in-depth examination of its response to the crisis, part of a new series of case studies providing insight into MSF’s public advocacy over the last 40 years.

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For the past several weeks, MSF teams in Ethiopia have been providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their country.

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In the past month alone, more than 89,000 South Sudanese people have fled the country and crossed into Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda to escape fighting in their homeland. At present, there are still more than 1,000 people per day undertaking long journeys by foot, bus, or truck, bringing only what they carry, and arriving across the border short on food and in need of medical care.

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MSF carried out an emergency nutrition intervention in Ethiopia's remote Afar region, one of the world's harshest places to live.

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