We offer medical, psychological, and psychiatric care to patients affected by widespread political and social violence.
Our work in Nicaragua
MSF’s first mission in 1972 was in Managua, the capital and largest city of Nicaragua, where an earthquake destroyed most of the city and killed between 10,000 and 30,000 people.
What's happening in Nicaragua?
Ongoing social and political violence has threatened both the physical and psychological health of the Nicaraguan people. The circumstances have prompted thousands of people to seek asylum in the neighboring country of Costa Rica. Since April 2018, approximately 68,000 Nicaraguans have fled to Costa Rica.
How we're helping in Nicaragua
In 2018, we returned to Nicaragua to offer psychosocial support to people suffering from conditions such as anxiety, adjustment disorder, and post-traumatic stress as a result of having witnessed or experienced violent events associated with civil and political unrest.
How we're helping in 2020
Individual mental health consultations
Mental health consultations provided in group sessions
How you can help
Not everyone can treat patients in the field. But everyone can do something.
Some humanitarian crises make the headlines—others don’t. Unrestricted support from our donors allows us to mobilize quickly and efficiently to provide lifesaving medical care to the people who need it most, whether those needs are in the spotlight or not. And your donation is 100 percent tax-deductible.