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January 18, 2017

After a week of extreme cold in the Balkans, thousands of refugees remain trapped in Serbia. The number of refugees in the country is unclear, but authorities give an unofficial estimate of 8,500. There are only 6,000 official spaces available in the reception centers, and only about half of those are adapted for winter conditions.

January 13, 2017

Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported more than 350 health facilities on the both sides of the contact line with donations of medical equipment and medicines to treat war-wounded and people with chronic diseases. MSF teams have also provided mental health counseling, primary health care, and have assisted safe deliveries for pregnant women.

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.

December 09, 2016

Collins, 25, from Cameroon was rescued by the Dignity I, one of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue ships in the Mediterranean on Sunday. Collins was nine months pregnant, and she had begun having contractions on the rubber boat where she was packed in among 120 other people desperately trying to reach Europe. Read more about MSF's activities on the Mediterranean in our Flipboard magazine.

November 09, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) tropical medicine advisor Dr. Estrella Lasry explains what malaria is, how it can be treated, and the main challenges in the fight to end the disease. 

November 08, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  vaccinated 710,000 people against yellow fever in 11 days in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organizations is saying "Thank you" to all the donors and supporters of the campaign who made this possible. A vaccination campaign on this scale comes with numerous logistical challenges, such as managing the movements of 65 vehicles in densely populated neighborhoods and ensuring that the cold chain remains effective in keeping the vaccines at the proper temperature.

November 03, 2016

For children in east Aleppo, Syria, healthy or sick, the situation is becoming more critical each day. Food, drinking water and medical care are becoming increasingly scarce, while medical staff are struggling to cope with large numbers of wounded.  

October 20, 2016

Access to the affected areas remains difficult and MSF teams are running a helicopter mobile clinic to reach remote villages in the mountains.

October 13, 2016

October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.

October 12, 2016

Since the end of September, a horrific bombing campaign has been underway in Aleppo, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. More than 250,000 people are living under siege in east Aleppo, and the eight remaining hospitals in the area are overwhelmed; doctors are working around-the-clock with limited resources. Dr Abu Huthaifa shares his story as a surgeon working in Aleppo for the past three-and-a-half years.

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