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Executive Summary

On International Women’s Day 2014, as on every day, thousands of women will be forced to flee their homes. They will join the 45 million other people worldwide who are displaced, whether due to conflict, persecution, or natural disasters. More than half of all those displaced are women and children.

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An MSF special report illustrates the unrelenting humanitarian emergency that continues to plague eastern DRC.

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Embroiled in war for almost 35 years, Afghanistan is locked in a complex crisis with staggering economic, political, and social problems.

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The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provided oral testimony at a hearing of the U.S. International Trade Commission investigating India’s trade policies today in Washington, D.C.

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This piece originally appeared on BMJ Group Blogs.

By Manica Balasegaram, executive director of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign.

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An urgent need exists to significantly increase cross-border assistance and to prioritize this issue in negotiations on humanitarian aid. If the government of Syria remains the sole distribution channel for international humanitarian relief efforts, then millions of Syrians will continue to be deprived of adequate assistance, particularly essential medical services.

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This report outlines the comprehensive model of pediatric TB care and presents the project experience in Tajikistan. Based on this experience it draws some conclusions and proposes some recommendations for scaling up pediatric TB care in the Central Asian and Eastern European region. It is intended to share experiences and lessons learned, highlight shortfalls and signpost opportunities to improve pediatric TB care and fully include children in National TB Programs.

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Ms. Valerie Amos
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
United Nations

Geneva, December 12, 2013

Dear Ms. Amos,

With this Open Letter, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wishes to express its deep concern about the unacceptable performance of the United Nations humanitarian system in the Central African Republic over the last year.

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Introduction

My life with MSF started in the early nineties in Thailand. MSF was providing medical care in Burmese refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border. Malaria was the main cause of morbidity and mortality among this population. It was resistant to most of the available drugs to the point that young children and pregnant woman had become untreatable. The MSF team was frustrated with this situation—they documented the resistances and looked for alternatives without finding a solution.

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In this article, originally published on Huffington Post Impact, MSF Access Campaign executive director Dr. Manica Balasegaram argues for better access to vaccines.

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