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October 10, 2017

One in five people caught in emergencies and conflicts experiences depression and anxiety. MSF provides mental health care alongside our medical services in humanitarian emergencies all over the world. Some of our patients have joined our staff, and are now able to help others who need mental health support.

October 10, 2017

With help from a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist, a woman known as La Negra Ardiente began to recover from the severe depression that followed being raped and beaten in the violent port city of Tumaco, Colombia. Now she sings about her sorrows and her newfound strength, and she reaches out to others in the community who are struggling with mental health issues.

September 29, 2017

Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city.

August 22, 2017

A 10-year-old boy loses two brothers and survives a bullet. Civilians are bearing the brunt of new violence in Bangassou and elsewhere in Central African Republic. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to meet the medical needs of displaced people, but many are too fearful to come for assistance. 

August 11, 2017

People have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and ongoing military operations in the Ngala area of Borno State. At least 45,000 people are sheltered in a camp for internally displaced people there. MSF’s hospital provides outpatient consultations, maternity care, and treatment for malnourished children.

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