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April 20, 2018

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

April 21, 2017

As a result of of the conflict in Yemen, over half of the country's medical facilities are no longer open, and an estimated 15 million people have no access to even the most basic medical care. Airstrikes in north Yemen in August 2016 forced MSF to stop work in several hospitals. But earlier this year, an MSF team went back to Haydan, in northern Yemen. 

January 22, 2016

Three medical facilities run by MSF have been partially or completely destroyed in the past three months. Haydan was hit in October, followed by Taiz in December. Then, in January, Razeh was hit by missiles—yet again launched in all likelihood by the Coalition forces.

October 22, 2015

A look at some of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) activities this month: providing medical care to refugees in "The Jungle" makeshift camp in Calais, France; opening cholera centers in Borno State, Nigeria, where people have fled their homes due to violence caused by groups including Boko Haram; vaccinating children against measles in southern DRC during one of the biggest epidemic outbreaks this area has seen in recent years; continuing to provide care during the violent conflict in Yemen; working to address the challenges to providing vaccination campaigns where dea

September 16, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has just opened a newly upgraded reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan, to provide improved treatment to war-wounded patients from across the region. MSF first established a specialized surgery project in Amman in 2006 to care for victims of the war in Iraq, which it later expanded to receive patients from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, and Syria. The project is being enhanced and further expanded in its new building.

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