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May 11, 2010

Their reality is grim – the thousands of migrants and refugees existing on the margins in South Africa. They lack access to proper health care and shelter and face physical and verbal abuse, police harassment and xenophobic attacks. For these migrants, proper legal status is often difficult to obtain, if not impossible. Gangs prey on them when they cross the border into South Africa and in the derelict buildings where they find temporary housing. As a result, many face further threats living in dangerous conditions, particularly in Johannesburg. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing health care to these vulnerable people in Musina, a town on the border with Zimbabwe, and in Johannesburg.

May 04, 2010

After five years working in the maternity ward of the only hospital of its kind in Choco department, Colombia, MSF is handing over the ward to the hospital. MSF succeeded in increasing the quality and volume of activities and reducing maternal mortality. There is a commitment from the hospital to continue with the services MSF has implemented.

April 23, 2010

Mali: Treating Malaria In the Heart of the Village

April 02, 2010

This slideshow is narrated by an MSF communications officer, who also took the photographs during a two-week visit to Haiti in March, 2010. He accompanied MSF field staff on assessments of living conditions in makeshift camps where people had been living without basic assistance. A smaller version of this slideshow is available for embedding on blogs. Also available on YouTube.

March 23, 2010

MSF is the only organization treating patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Armenia.

March 03, 2010

This is the Clerge family, one of many families struggling to survive in Haiti after the January 12 earthquake devastated their lives as well as their homes. MSF continues to provide medical care at about 20 locations in and around Port-au-Prince.

March 02, 2010

A violent crackdown on unrecognized Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh has driven thousands from their homes, into a makeshift camp in Kutupalong, where MSF has been providing medical care.

February 10, 2010

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed much of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas one month ago. Here is a look at MSF's response to the humanitarian emergency so far.

February 04, 2010

An MSF surgeon recounts the earthquake in Haiti.

January 22, 2010

MSF staff try to meet the medical needs of huge numbers of severely injured patients, while patients try to cope with grim reality. Photographs by Ron Haviv were taken at MSF's damaged La Trinité trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince.

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