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.

September 29, 2017

Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city.

August 17, 2017

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

June 26, 2017

Khalil is one of more than 430 people from over 40 countries treated by the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project Victims of Torture in Athens since it opened in 2014. Khalil was wrongly accused and imprisoned in Syria where he underwent brutal, sustained torture. He is now in Greece, walking on crutches from the electrocution he sustained, and hoping for recovery.

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.

January 13, 2017

Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported more than 350 health facilities on the both sides of the contact line with donations of medical equipment and medicines to treat war-wounded and people with chronic diseases. MSF teams have also provided mental health counseling, primary health care, and have assisted safe deliveries for pregnant women.

December 21, 2015

Social workers with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Nablus, the West Bank, see an increase in symptoms of extreme stress as violence surges.

November 24, 2015

Sierra Leone has finally been declared Ebola-free, but many of the 4,000 survivors of this deadly epidemic continue to suffer. They report having painful joints, chronic fatigue, vision or hearing impairment, as well as depression and post-traumatic stress. It is difficult for them to get treatment, and people still fear Ebola survivors. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to assist them.

February 10, 2015

Irina Savchuk is staying with her children at a center for displaced people in the town of Konstantinovka. The center, formerly a shelter for homeless people, was under reconstruction when the conflict started in eastern Ukraine. Although it wasn’t yet finished, the local authorities decided to open the centef for people who had to flee the fighting in nearby areas. It’s now run by local people and eight families live in the center, sharing the small kitchen and old bathroom. Irina shares her story and MSF’s psychologist Elena Bogatskaya talks about the enormous emotional impact of the violence.

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