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August 12, 2015

On August 5, 2015, a boat holding an estimated 600 people capsized off the coast of Libya. Rescuers from the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue vessel the Dignity I picked up survivors from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Read More: Latest Tragedy at Sea Highlights Urgent Need for Increased Rescue Capacity in the Mediterranean

August 07, 2015

"They've killed us, scattered us. It's very hard," says a woman from Crater in southern Yemen. This film documents the high level of violence in and around the Yemeni city of Aden. The violence intensified in mid-July this year when the coalition took over the city of Sana'a and many Houthist rebels fled. In a single day, MSF received 206 war-wounded patients. Today, the situation is improving but, uncertainty remains high.

Learn More about MSF's Work in Yemen

August 07, 2015

"We are seeing three boats...people swimming in the water," the project coordinator for the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue vessel Dignity I reported on August 5, 2015. A boat holding an estimated 600 people had capsized off the coast of Libya. Among those people struggling to survive was a Palestinian family and their one-year-old daughter.

July 21, 2015

This Month in Focus, MSF highlights our teams' work in Gaza and stories of women living there.

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.

June 30, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescued 345 people jammed into a small smuggler's boat crossing the Mediterranean on June 19. One man who escaped from Eritrea and risked his life to get from Libya to Italy tells his story. Read more about MSF's sea rescue operations here.

May 20, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports on activities in May, 2015, in Nepal, Yemen, Chad, Haiti, Migrants in the Mediterranean, and Iran.

May 20, 2015

In Chad, survivors of violent attacks by Boko Haram from neighboring Nigeria are finding shelter and treatment. Some 18,000 people have crossed Lake Chad and are living in camps and in the community. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is proividing medical and mental health care. 

May 20, 2015

The vast Mediterranean Sea is the world’s most treacherous passage for migrants. An estimated 20,000 people have died risking their lives to migrate from conflict ridden countries to Europe in the past 15 years. More than 1,750 have perished so far in 2015, most from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia.

May 18, 2015

Thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and privation at home attempt a treacherous journey through North Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe every year. Countless lives are lost during the passage. So far this year, more than 1,500 people have been left to drown.

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