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May 09, 2011

More than 27,000 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers have arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa since fighting began in Tunisia and Libya earlier this year. When they arrive, often after fleeing for their lives, they face appalling conditions. MSF has called once again on the Italian government to provide humane conditions for people escaping violence and abuse.

June 01, 2010

Year after year, thousands of people come from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia looking for a better life in Europe. Seventy percent of them enter through Greece, according to UN numbers. If they are caught, these migrants are arrested and held in detention centers – overcrowded, underserviced holding cells – for days or months. MSF is currently running a mental health program in two centers in the north, on the border with Turkey.

October 01, 2008

In this edition, listen to reports on new strategies to combat malaria and MSF’s response to the devastation wrought by successive hurricanes hitting Haiti. In the top story, hear how thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians fleeing war and destitution are undertaking a perilous journey aboard illegal smugglers’ boats to cross the Gulf of Aden.

June 24, 2008

In this edition, listen to stories on why the current global system of pharmaceutical research and development is failing millions of people around the world, how MSF is assisting Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh who for more than a decade have been fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, and MSF's response to the nutritional emergency in southern Ethiopia.