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July 27, 2012

Musical “animators” at MSF’s Drouillard Hospital in Port-au-Prince can play a key role in getting traumatized patients to open up and talk to counselors. MSF psychologists say that patients are often suffering from “accumulated trauma” - the trauma that brings them into the hospital is only the latest in a series of losses and injuries stemming from the earthquake, the ongoing cholera epidemic, and the violence that has long haunted the country. This makes mental health care extremely important; MSF offers group therapy and one-on-one counseling at Drouillard Hospital. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

July 14, 2012

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. 

July 03, 2012

Doctor Erna Rijnierse talks to us from a new MSF transit camp clinic in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, where MSF is doing everything it can to identify and treat the sickest refugees before they are taken to a new camp in Batil.

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.

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