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May 19, 2017

Officially, an unaccompanied minor is a foreign child under 18 who not in the care of a responsible adult; a father, mother, or close relative. Nearly 34,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2016, most from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Gambia. In France, child welfare services have a legal obligation to protect these children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping to fill some of the large gaps in the system.

May 11, 2017

Marco, a young gay man from Honduras, fled to Mexico after his life was threatened by gang members. He is one of the estimated 500,000 people who flee Central America each year and enter Mexico seeking safety and a chance for a better life. The violence many of these refugees and migrants have experienced is not unlike that of individuals living through war.

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.
 

March 22, 2017

It's been one year since the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal that governs how refugees and migrants are transferred in and out of Europe. In order to dispel some commonly held misunderstandings, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released this video.

January 31, 2017

Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya has sheltered refugees fleeing Somalia for over 25 years. Now the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab is currently home to some 277,000 displaced people, many of whom were born and raised inside the camp.

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.

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.

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.

July 07, 2016

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

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