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October 10, 2017

One in five people caught in emergencies and conflicts experiences depression and anxiety. MSF provides mental health care alongside our medical services in humanitarian emergencies all over the world. Some of our patients have joined our staff, and are now able to help others who need mental health support.

October 10, 2017

With help from a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist, a woman known as La Negra Ardiente began to recover from the severe depression that followed being raped and beaten in the violent port city of Tumaco, Colombia. Now she sings about her sorrows and her newfound strength, and she reaches out to others in the community who are struggling with mental health issues.

August 17, 2017

Gisela received mental health care from MSF and it changed her life.

July 21, 2017

May 22, 2017

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection, and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours. 

May 11, 2017

Marco, a young gay man from Honduras, fled to Mexico after his life was threatened by gang members. He is one of the estimated 500,000 people who flee Central America each year and enter Mexico seeking safety and a chance for a better life. The violence many of these refugees and migrants have experienced is not unlike that of individuals living through war.

April 03, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is happening everywhere its been looked for, including in the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works. Unlike in wealthier countries, the health systems in these contexts usually don't have the resources to invest in surveillance and prevention efforts.

March 02, 2017

In the Petare and La Vega neighborhoods of Caracas, Venezuela, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers psychological assistance to victims of violence, including sexual violence. About 45% of patients are minors.

February 23, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical staff who work at projects in the field have seen first-hand the effects of unsafe abortions. 

October 20, 2016

Access to the affected areas remains difficult and MSF teams are running a helicopter mobile clinic to reach remote villages in the mountains.

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