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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 19, 2017

Officially, an unaccompanied minor is a foreign child under 18 who not in the care of a responsible adult; a father, mother, or close relative. Nearly 34,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2016, most from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Gambia. In France, child welfare services have a legal obligation to protect these children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping to fill some of the large gaps in the system.

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.

May 02, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Mark Farrell Javits, just returned to the US after working on the MSF rescue ship the Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Here, he explains how his team conducted sea rescues and why MSF needs to be there.
 

May 01, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened Al Salamah hospital, in Aleppo governate in northern Syria, in 2012. The hospital is the most significant reference facility in an area that has been one of the hardest hit over the last six years of war.

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. 

March 22, 2017

It's been one year since the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal that governs how refugees and migrants are transferred in and out of Europe. In order to dispel some commonly held misunderstandings, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released this video.

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.

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