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May 22, 2015

In March and April 2015, a wave of xenophobic violence spread across South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province, killing seven people and injuring many more. Around 7,000 foreign nationals—from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe—were displaced from their homes, forced to live in displaced persons camps on the outskirts of Durban.

May 21, 2015

A meningitis epidemic is sweeping across Niger and has already infected more than 6,500 people and claimed 443 lives, according to health authorities. The illness is simple to treat but the patient must receive immediate care.

May 11, 2015

In early 2014, MSF’s hospital in Leer, in South Sudan’s Unity State, was attacked, burned and looted. On May 9, staff and patients were evacuated again in anticipation of another devastating attack.

April 03, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting health authorities in Mozambique in tackling an outbreak of cholera, assisting with case management; health staff, including rapid response teams for surges in new cases; community education; and water and sanitation activities in affected areas.

April 01, 2015

A year after the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Liberia has made tremendous progress in controlling the virus. Ebola, however, has badly impacted the country's public health services.

March 11, 2015

Operating on the basis of need alone, MSF provides more emergency medical care in Democratic Republic of Congo than in any other country in the world.

December 23, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, 21,000 women died last year in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one death every 25 minutes.

October 06, 2014

A year after 366 people drowned near Lampedusa, Italy, during a desperate attempt to reach Europe, many thousands more have undertaken the same journey.

August 29, 2014

Women and children are extremely vulnerable to sexual violence during times of conflict. Rape is frequently used by armed groups as a weapon of war, and in places where law and order have crumbled, vulnerable people simply have no recourse, leaving attackers to act with impunity. Such is the case in Central African Republic (CAR), where the brutal fighting continues.

August 28, 2014

To try to meet the needs, MSF is training staff before they fly out to various projects, as there is little time for training once they arrive.

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