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February 10, 2015

Irina Savchuk is staying with her children at a center for displaced people in the town of Konstantinovka. The center, formerly a shelter for homeless people, was under reconstruction when the conflict started in eastern Ukraine. Although it wasn’t yet finished, the local authorities decided to open the centef for people who had to flee the fighting in nearby areas. It’s now run by local people and eight families live in the center, sharing the small kitchen and old bathroom. Irina shares her story and MSF’s psychologist Elena Bogatskaya talks about the enormous emotional impact of the violence.

January 13, 2015

More than one in four babies in Pakistan is born with a low birth weight, and malnutrition largely contributes to a high mortality rate among young children. In Balochistan Province, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical assistance to mothers and babies in Dera Murad Jamali. Since it opened in 2010, nearly 40,000 children have been treated in MSF’s program.

December 18, 2014

The past year was marked by an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but crises elsewhere also pushed our medical teams to the limit. Thanks to your generosity, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were able to respond. While you are watching this, our teams are saving lives in a crisis somewhere. On behalf of our patients and staff: Thank you.

December 12, 2014

Despite international aid efforts, Central African Republic (CAR) is still enduring an ongoing catastrophe. International military forces have been deployed in the country for months now and while they have to some extent managed to contain the mass violence, they haven’t been able to help the country to return to normal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bearing witness to the dire security and humanitarian consequences.

December 10, 2014

As part of the ongoing emergency response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Ministry of Health launched the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in the country. Teams are providing 1.5 million treatments to residents of Freetown and five districts in the surrounding Western area. The goal is to prevent cases of malaria and also to prevent suspected cases of Ebola during the peak of malaria season.

December 05, 2014

Sick children are treated and discharged, but the dire conditions at home have not changed.

December 05, 2014

"If I go to a different hospital they ask for money. I can’t afford it."

November 20, 2014

Community treatment group members take turns traveling to the distant nearest clinic to pick up each other's medicines, provide peer support and monitor one another's progress.

November 19, 2014

Bihar state is one of India’s most populous and impoverished states. It’s also the national epicenter for cases of visceral eishmaniasis or Kala Azar, ‘black fever’ as it’s known locally. Kala Azar is spread through the bite of the sand fly – untreated it is fatal. Local people are often unaware of the disease, and when they experience symptoms such as high fever they usually turn to local unqualified medical advisors, who are unable to give them the right medicines.

November 19, 2014

South Sudan has been torn apart by a political crisis for almost a year now, making the delivery of health care an on-going challenge. Even in the West, so far unaffected by the fighting, supply chains for diagnostic tests and drugs have been cut off and people are suffering. Even though Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is present in five areas in the West, teams are not able to help everyone who needs it.

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