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October 03, 2017

Building a field hospital in a refugee camp or other displacement setting is extremely challenging. Refugee settlements are often on land no one wants—in places where roads may be flooded, strewn with landmines, or non-existent. Teams get creative to move essential supplies and use local resources.

 
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.

May 22, 2017

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection, and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours. 

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.

April 05, 2016

Waheedullah Sahel, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Kunduz staff member, walks through the destroyed hospital and describes the scene of the attack.

Read: What Was Lost In The Kunduz Hospital Attacks

 

 

April 01, 2016

Three-year-old Shaista was injured when a bomb hit her house. She was admitted to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, and two days later was the only patient in the intensive care unit to survive the attack. Her parents describe how they had to sell their belongings to be able to travel to Pakistan for her treatment, because there is no longer free trauma care available in Kunduz.

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