June 28, 2012

Sleeping sickness is a fatal and much neglected disease that plagues parts of Africa.

June 28, 2012

Chagas is a parasitic disease found on the American continent, where it affects an estimated 8 to 10 million people and claims up to 12,500 lives every year.

June 28, 2012

Kala Azar is a neglected tropical disease responsible for 50,000 deaths every year.

June 14, 2012

Dadaab, Kenya, hosts the largest refugee camp in the world. Originally conceived as a temporary solution to shelter refugees of Somalia's civil war, the three neighboring sites that are referred to collectively as one refugee camp are now 20 years old, and have become a permanent home for the majority of people who have sought shelter there.

June 13, 2012

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.

May 11, 2012

Nearly 160,000 Malians have fled their country for camps in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger. While instability persists in Mali, another threat looms: the rainy season, which will further complicate the deployment of aid.

May 10, 2012

The difficult lean season in Chad has already begun, and MSF is working to treat malnutrition as quickly as possible. MSF teams screen for cases of severe malnutrition and distribute ready-to-use therapeutic food to malnourished children.

May 10, 2012

Approximately 56,000 Malians have taken refuge in Burkina Faso after fleeing fighting that began in Mali in mid-January. They are living in makeshift shelters in camps where the sun beats down relentlessly and where aid is severely lacking.

May 10, 2012

Ninety-thousand refugees fleeing conflict have taken refuge in the camps of Jamam and Doro. Aid is desperately needed before the rainy season complicates access to the camps.

April 05, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has recorded a three-fold increase in patients with malaria in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2009. MSF teams are seeing alarming numbers of malaria patients this year as well, and have launched an emergency response.