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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.

April 05, 2012

In northwestern Uzbekistan, drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) are spreading while only one in 10 people with TB receives treatment. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated more than 2,000 people with drug-resistant TB in Uzbekistan over the last 10 years.

April 05, 2012

Since it was disclosed that the cholera epidemic that struck Haiti in 2010 was inadvertently brought to the island by a United Nations (UN) battalion from Nepal, many of the 500,000 people affected by the disease have requested certificates proving they were treated, in hopes of receiving compensation from the UN. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing thousands of former patients with medical certificates.

April 05, 2012

In Paraguay, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is covering the rural Chaco region, encouraging people to be tested and treated for Chagas, a widespread but little known and potentially fatal disease.

April 05, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to treat malnourished children in Chad and elsewhere in the Sahel region as a nutritional crisis looms.

April 02, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in Doro and Jamam refugee camps in South Sudan. About 80,000 refugees have fled to the camps to escape ongoing violence in Blue Nile state, and MSF—working against the clock—is trying to help as many as possible before seasonal rains at the end of the month make the area inaccessible. Dr. Kirrily de Polnay talks about her work in the camps and warns that aid organizations need to urgently accelerate their activities if disaster is to be avoided

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