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February 18, 2011

Violent conflict between government forces and armed groups in and around the town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, keeps local people trapped and unable to access medical care. MSF works in Pinga and send health workers on motorbikes to find people in urgent need of assistance.

February 02, 2011

Continued exposure to violence makes the population of southern Sudan even more vulnerable. MSF helps those who have survived attacks by armed groups in Yambio, Western Equatoria State.

January 06, 2011

People in southern Sudan, including the border area of Abyei, are grappling with chronic malnutrition, epidemics, and deadly diseases—on top of the continuing violence. MSF's presence in the region is extremely important, but escalating tensions have blocked people's access to what little health care is available.

December 08, 2010

In Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, MSF is providing hundreds of tons of water every day, but it's not even close to meeting all the needs in that area.

December 08, 2010

MSF has been treating women with cholera who are in labor and in the late stages of pregnancy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since November. Many of the women have lost their babies due to the effects of cholera.

November 19, 2010

MSF teams continue to see an increase in cases of suspected cholera across Haiti, from the Artibonite Region, where the outbreak originated, in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and in areas of the far north. In this audio slideshow, MSF medical advisor Dr. David Olson says the deadly but easily treatable and preventable disease is likely to continue its scourge for months to come. Photos by Ron Haviv, Moises Saman, Jake Price, and Gregory Vandendaelen.

November 17, 2010

Responding to the widespread and massive needs for cholera treatment in Haiti is a daunting task. MSF continues to treat high numbers of patients in the Artibonite region, where the outbreak originated.

November 08, 2010

Since an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in October, MSF teams in Haiti have treated more than 10,000 patients across the country with cholera symptoms. MSF is supporting two Haitian Ministry of Health hospitals in the Artibonite Region, where the cholera outbreak originated.

October 27, 2010

Galcayo is located in south-central Somalia with a ‘green line’ that divides Galcayo South and Galcayo North between warring factions. Twenty years of violence have destroyed basic state services and the healthcare system. Women and children are particularly vulnerable, with one in 12 women dying during childbirth and one in seven children dying before his or her first birthday.

October 25, 2010

Starved for Attention screenings, exhibits, and events are happening around the world to raise awareness about the crisis of childhood malnutrition and deficiencies in the current food aid system.

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