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April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

April 06, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Likoni, Kenya, in February 2016, collaborating with the Mombasa County Department of Health. While MSF renovates and upgrades the brick and mortar maternity hospital in Likoni, staff provide life-saving care for mothers and babies inside a temporary shipping container structure—the Mrima Health Center. 

February 23, 2017

At its clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers victims of sexual violence psychological and medical care, social support, and legal advice.

February 22, 2017

January 31, 2017

Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya has sheltered refugees fleeing Somalia for over 25 years. Now the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab is currently home to some 277,000 displaced people, many of whom were born and raised inside the camp.

October 13, 2016

October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.

November 24, 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends putting everyone infected with HIV on treatment immediately. But some 20 million people living with HIV around the world remain without the care they need. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to simplify treatment and adapt it to individual needs to help everyone who needs care get access to it.

September 15, 2015

Until last month Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) worked in Leitchour camp in Ethiopia, where refugees were seeking shelter from the conflict in South Sudan. The condition of the camps were appalling—some 50,000 people living in the worst conditions.

September 15, 2015

Watch A Month in Focus, a monthly video series that reports on some of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) current field activities.

July 21, 2015

As people in Burundi continue to flee political unrest, MSF is responding to refugees' medical needs in Nyarugusu camp, just over the Tanzania border.

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