September 17, 2012

Ethiopian authorities denied Sudanese refugees access to humanitarian aid when they refused to leave the camp where they were staying. When many of them did arrive at a new camp site, a quarter of under-five-year olds were acutely malnourished. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a therapeutic feeding center at the new camp and offered vaccination services.

September 17, 2012

After Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) scaled up its operations in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, the mortality rate fell sharply in just one month.

July 14, 2012

This video, from the PBS Blog "The Rundown," describes the plight of thousands of Sudanese refugees who fled violence in Blue Nile State only to face a humanitarian crisis in overcrowded camps in South Sudan. 

July 03, 2012

Doctor Erna Rijnierse talks to us from a new MSF transit camp clinic in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, where MSF is doing everything it can to identify and treat the sickest refugees before they are taken to a new camp in Batil.

June 14, 2012

Dadaab, Kenya, hosts the largest refugee camp in the world. Originally conceived as a temporary solution to shelter refugees of Somalia's civil war, the three neighboring sites that are referred to collectively as one refugee camp are now 20 years old, and have become a permanent home for the majority of people who have sought shelter there.

June 13, 2012

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan are facing a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with people dying from a lack of water, adequate medical care, and shelter as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps in South Sudan.

May 11, 2012

Nearly 160,000 Malians have fled their country for camps in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger. While instability persists in Mali, another threat looms: the rainy season, which will further complicate the deployment of aid.

May 10, 2012

Approximately 56,000 Malians have taken refuge in Burkina Faso after fleeing fighting that began in Mali in mid-January. They are living in makeshift shelters in camps where the sun beats down relentlessly and where aid is severely lacking.

May 10, 2012

Ninety-thousand refugees fleeing conflict have taken refuge in the camps of Jamam and Doro. Aid is desperately needed before the rainy season complicates access to the camps.

April 02, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in Doro and Jamam refugee camps in South Sudan. About 80,000 refugees have fled to the camps to escape ongoing violence in Blue Nile state, and MSF—working against the clock—is trying to help as many as possible before seasonal rains at the end of the month make the area inaccessible. Dr. Kirrily de Polnay talks about her work in the camps and warns that aid organizations need to urgently accelerate their activities if disaster is to be avoided

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