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. 

April 21, 2017

As a result of of the conflict in Yemen, over half of the country's medical facilities are no longer open, and an estimated 15 million people have no access to even the most basic medical care. Airstrikes in north Yemen in August 2016 forced MSF to stop work in several hospitals. But earlier this year, an MSF team went back to Haydan, in northern Yemen. 

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.

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 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 07, 2016

The bombing campaign of the past two weeks has caused massive damage to the last few functioning hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo, Syria. Inside, medical staff are faced with unimaginable choices.

July 07, 2016

MSF head of mission Jason Mills describes working in a transit camp for Syrian refugees in Akcakale, Turkey.

June 13, 2016

"As soon as you leave your house, everything becomes difficult."

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