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In South Sudan, 40,000 people are crowded into a flooded United Nations compound in Bentiu. Living conditions are horrific but it is the only refuge they have from the civil war that broke out last December. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Ivan Gayton describes the situation.

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In March, clinical psychologist Charlotte Yence returned from a five-month mission with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Iraq, where MSF has worked in Syrian refugee camps since 2013. She set up mental health care programmes in the Kawargosk, Qushtapa, and Darashakran camps, and here she tells us about some of her encounters:

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Although international forces on the ground are growing in number, they are still unable to protect the civilian population, which is vulnerable to violence, mass displacement, hunger, and disease. MSF head of mission Stefano Argenziano, who has just returned from CAR, describes the situation.

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More than 59,000 people are currently struggling to cope in Mauritania's Mbera refugee camp, where temperatures can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit and food and water are scarce. Frederic Manantsoa Lai, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission in Mbera, describes the situation.

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MSF medical doctor Natalie Roberts reflects on three months providing care in conflict-riven Central African Republic (CAR).

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An MSF psychiatrist describes the lives of refugees from Central African Republic, seeking safety in Chad.

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Some 35,000 people who have taken refuge in a displaced persons camp in Juba are now threatened by a lack of clean water and sanitation.

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A family carries on in Turkey as their dream of ever going home begins to fade.

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A Syrian family in Kilis expands while hopes for the future grow murky.

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Six months after arriving in Greece, a Syrian refugee has found that reality has not met his expectations.

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