May 20, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports on activities in May, 2015, in Nepal, Yemen, Chad, Haiti, Migrants in the Mediterranean, and Iran.

May 20, 2015

In Chad, survivors of violent attacks by Boko Haram from neighboring Nigeria are finding shelter and treatment. Some 18,000 people have crossed Lake Chad and are living in camps and in the community. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is proividing medical and mental health care. 

May 20, 2015

The vast Mediterranean Sea is the world’s most treacherous passage for migrants. An estimated 20,000 people have died risking their lives to migrate from conflict ridden countries to Europe in the past 15 years. More than 1,750 have perished so far in 2015, most from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia.

May 18, 2015

Thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and privation at home attempt a treacherous journey through North Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe every year. Countless lives are lost during the passage. So far this year, more than 1,500 people have been left to drown.

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.

October 14, 2014

As the fighting continues to rage in Iraq, 1.8 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Humanitarian aid efforts are insufficient and come nowhere near to covering people’s most basic needs. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sees two kinds of displaced people: those who have managed to escape to a region of Kurdistan unaffected by the fighting, and those trapped in dangerous areas like the provinces of Anbar and Kirkuk.

September 15, 2014

 

The open-ended ceasefire agreed on August 26 put an end to 50 days of deadly conflict. Although people appear to be getting on with their lives, nothing has been resolved. They couldn’t escape the bombing and now they can’t go home, even though the guns have been silenced. The return to calm is relative for the many Gaza Strip inhabitants living without water or electricity in over-crowded schools or several families to an apartment.

September 15, 2014

 

Doctors working in refugee camps know all too well that epidemics spread rapidly in settings like these and that more emergency immunization campaigns are needed to prevent them. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to make pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), which can prevent deadly diseases, systematically available in emergency settings.

July 16, 2014

For Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the situation in Central African Republic (CAR) was unique: seeing a country descend into violence before its very eyes, being surround by killings and witnessing an entire community being targeted without being able to provide protection.

July 16, 2014

 

"We spent much of the morning lying on the floor. We tried to work, but we had to lie down every two minutes." "At one time we wondered, must we leave? We realized if we left the situation might become even worse." "Of course it affects you. It's disturbing for the whole team." Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff providing urgent medical care to people in Central African Republic (CAR) recount what they have seen and experienced, both professionally and personally.

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