This month, we focus on Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s efforts to improve the situation in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp, a makeshift hospital in Syria, aid to victims of flooding in the Philippines, displaced Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, fighting cholera in Guinea and Sierra Leone, and the successful containment of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
Ethiopian authorities denied Sudanese refugees access to humanitarian aid when they refused to leave the camp where they were staying. When many of them did arrive at a new camp site, a quarter of under-five-year olds were acutely malnourished. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a therapeutic feeding center at the new camp and offered vaccination services.
This video, from the PBS Blog "The Rundown," describes the plight of thousands of Sudanese refugees who fled violence in Blue Nile State only to face a humanitarian crisis in overcrowded camps in South Sudan.
Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan are facing a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with people dying from a lack of water, adequate medical care, and shelter as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps in South Sudan.
Following MSF's expulsion earlier this year the organization affirms that it would be ready to provide emergency aid if the situation changes and conditions allow its work with complete neutrality, impartiality, and independence.
MSF has been assisting victims of the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region since late 2003. In this slideshow, an MSF team works in Kutrum, nestled inside the rebel-held Jebel Marra mountains. While another team is working in the displaced-persons camps in Zalengei, West Darfur state. An emergency team is also responding to the water and sanitation needs of a nomadic community affected by fighting in South Darfur state.