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10.30.2014

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries, October 2014.

Iraq experienced a dramatic surge in violence in 2014 that triggered successive large-scale waves of displacement. More than 2.6 million people are said to have fled war-torn the central and northern areas of Iraq, particularly Al-Anbar, Ninawa, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk and Diyala governorates.

MSF briefing paper, December 2014

What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution. Today, with an estimated 200,000 people killed and 7.6 million people displaced within the country and 3.2 million refugees registered outside, Syria is seen as the world’s most grave humanitarian disaster. In the face of this crisis, the previously functioning health system has collapsed and scores of thousands of medical staff have fled.

April 27, 2015

Since the beginning of April , Simon Akoch, his wife, and their six children have been sleeping under a tree in a tiny village called Noon, 25 minutes away from the Nile river by foot. They spend the night on floor mats, among the few belongings they managed to save while fleeing Melut, the town on the other side of the river. Living outside is nothing new for 41-year-old Simon; he has had to move over and over again.

April 27, 2015

Continuing violence in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State is leading to more death and displacement, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Many of those affected are already displaced and living in dire conditions. MSF calls on all parties to the South Sudanese conflict to allow for necessary humanitarian access to all parts of the country.

April 23, 2015

Dr. Chiara Montaldo is coordinating MSF’s efforts in Sicily to provide medical and psychological care to migrants rescued from boats in the Mediterranean. This account originally appeared in The Guardian.

April 22, 2015

New fighting over the past 24 hours in the town of Malakal, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, has killed two people, injured many more, and displaced some 900 people, who were forced to seek sanctuary at a designated Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.

Tension in the area remains very high. MSF, which is working in the hospital at the PoC, is currently preparing for a possible influx of wounded people.

April 21, 2015

For the past week, a medical team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the health needs of people displaced by violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal (KZN) province.

The team began its work on April 14. After conducting assessments at the Isipingo, Chatsworth and Phoenix displacement camps, which collectively house more than 5,000 people near the coastal city of Durban, the team began providing basic medical care. A second team will soon conduct similar assessments in the Ekurhuleni region near Johannesburg.

April 17, 2015

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team is offering medical assistance to 301 migrants and refugees who arrived this morning at the first reception center in Pozzallo, Sicily.  They are the latest group of arrivals.

April 17, 2015

On Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) camp on the outskirts of Ansongo town. Three civilians—two children and one adult—were killed, and 16 were wounded, most of them UN peacekeepers. An MSF team was immediately deployed to the area, sending five wounded children to the Ansongo referral hospital, where the organization has been working since 2012.

April 16, 2015

NAIROBI/GENEVA—Calls by Kenyan officials to close a sprawling refugee camp in northeastern Kenya housing hundreds of thousands of people from Somalia will have dramatic and life-threatening consequences, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today.

April 15, 2015

A year after the mass killings of civilians, including patients in the hospital where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was running an HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) project, in Bentiu, South Sudan, violence and displacement have continued, impeding access to basic health care and food.

April 14, 2015

MSF is responding to widespread violence, displacement, and lack of health care in CAR's southern Kouango region.

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