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June 15, 2016

“This was the first time I was confronted with injuries caused by gunshots, grenades and mines, and they were often horrific injuries,” says Helmut Shoengen, an anesthetist and doctor who recently returned from working in Aden, Yemen, with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

“We treated many severely injured patients—men, women and children as well—with gunshot wounds to their heads, chests, abdomens, arms and legs,” he says. “Grenade injuries were bad, because they often included burn injuries to the face.

June 14, 2016

JUNE 14, 2016 – Two months into a ceasefire in Yemen, civilians continue to be severely affected by violence in the city of Taiz, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Since the ceasefire started in April, medical facilities run or supported by MSF have treated 1,624 people with injuries caused by the intense fighting in Taiz. More than 700 are civilians.

June 13, 2016

"As soon as you leave your house, everything becomes difficult."

June 13, 2016

Baroj helps manage Doctors Without Borders'/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical activities in Ninewa, Iraq. He is displaced himself, having fled Mosul when the Islamic State took over. He left everything, his job as an intensive care nurse in a hospital, his friends and family members, to seek safety. Now he helps other displaced Iraqis get the medical care they need. 

June 13, 2016

In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as people displaced from their homes by violence face their third summer living in harsh conditions. Meanwhile more people are being forced to flee their homes as a result of renewed fighting. The humanitarian crisis is being fueled by the conflict in the region and magnified by political instability and a severe economic crisis, which is further eroding Iraq’s fragile infrastructure and crumbling services, already weakened by years of violence.

June 10, 2016

Three ships with medical and logistical teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescued a total of 1,300 people from boats adrift in the central Mediterranean on June 8 and 9. More than one-third of those rescued were women and children, including many unaccompanied minors.

June 09, 2016

Higher and higher kids scramble up the trees to catch the last fruits at the end of the dry season. Inside the operating theater of Aweil State hospital, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) anesthetic nurse Armelle Vanderhagen explains the injuries sustained by patients who arrive.

June 09, 2016

Skye Giannino is a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In April 2016, she supervised a MSF vaccination campaign in the town of Old Fangak, South Sudan. Here, she shares her experiences from this challenging assignment.

Day three of African Vaccination Week and I’m grinning maniacally at a toddler crying post injection. It is not sleep deprivation causing this reaction—though it would be acceptable to think so, the days leading up to and during this campaign have been very long. But no, it is because I know something he doesn’t.

June 09, 2016

This year MSF opened a primary health care center in Abu Ghraib, in the western part of the Baghdad.

June 09, 2016

Little Wuk is a malnourished boy. He is two years old but only weighs as much as a baby of a few months. He was admitted three days ago and received stabilization treatment and antibiotics to treat an infection. This morning he started eating ready-to-use therapeutic food, which is made from a mixture of peanut paste with proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. He will be discharged in a few days if he can eat and does not require further treatment. His mother will then take him home with her four other children.

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