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June 02, 2017

In spring and summer of 2016, fighting around the town of Wau made it very difficult to reach people in need with medical care, but Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) persisted. This story of civilians running for safety from one place to another, of health facilities being looted and burned, and of people being cut off from essential services, has been repeated across the country over the last year.

May 31, 2017

Telemedicine makes it possible for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff in remote areas to connect with specialists around the world. Adi Nadimpalli, an MSF physician, describes how he used telemedicine in South Sudan to help save a mother's life. 

May 02, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Mark Farrell Javits, just returned to the US after working on the MSF rescue ship the Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Here, he explains how his team conducted sea rescues and why MSF needs to be there.
 

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

December 16, 2016

No access to health care, except for those that are being provided by aid agencies. Very difficult to find clean drinking water. Prolonged years now of failed harvests, leading to increased food insecurity. And then of course, just the never-ending feeling that violence could rip apart your life and the life of your family.

June 27, 2016

In less than 36 hours, MSF teams on the Mediterranean rescued more than 2,000 people from 15 boats.

June 09, 2016

Higher and higher kids scramble up the trees to catch the last fruits at the end of the dry season. Inside the operating theater of Aweil State hospital, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) anesthetic nurse Armelle Vanderhagen explains the injuries sustained by patients who arrive.

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