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Summit in Italy must also tackle key global health issues such as medical innovation and drug-resistant infections Rome, 25 May 2017 – Ahead of the G7 summit this weekend in Taormina, Italy, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)…
Amsterdam, 24 May 2017 – During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organisations Doctors Without Borders/…
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Sana’a – As cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea rise across Yemen, international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that the outbreak is threatening to get out of control and calls for an urgent and appropriate response. The number of…
“They just slaughter you, whether you're a man, woman, or child. I lost all my brothers and my relatives. Life here is very difficult. With no man, nobody helps you.” Maria* (not her real name), is just one of hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to northern Uganda since July 2016,…
Esther Modong, a refugee from Kajo Keji, South Sudan, fled over the border to Uganda after fighting erupted in her home town, and is currently residing in Zone 3, Palorinya refugee camp, where conditions are extremely poor.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide lifesaving and primary healthcare to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli during the first quarter of 2017. More than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centres nominally…
Men detained in Abu Salim detention centre, in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: Guillaume Binet/Myop
Bangui - On Monday, an MSF mobile team finally succeeded to provide emergency medical care to the people who sought refuge in the Bangassou mosque. Amongst the 250 people there, MSF counted 25 wounded and provided first aid care to 10 before gunshots forced the MSF team to leave. Five of the…
An estimated 500,000 people cross into Mexico every year[1]. The majority making up this massive forced migration flow originate from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA), one of the most violent regions in the world today. Since 2012, the…
Ottoniel from Guatemala is trying to cross to the US for the fourth time. His first time was nine years ago. He says that the route has become much more dangerous since then. Photo: Marta Soszynska/MSF
One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Likati health zone of Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of nine cases, including three deaths, are so far being investigated. On Saturday 13 May, in coordination with the…
In a new report, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the humanitarian crisis that is affecting people forced to flee Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.   William carries Gloria to the police station where they will report a violent assault, suffered on the route…
MSF has been providing medical and mental healthcare in Mexico to migrants and refugees fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Photo: Christina Simons/MSF
For more than three years, the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the armies in the Lake Chad region has taken a heavy toll on civilian populations. Many have fled their homes and left everything behind to find refuge in other villages and eventually across borders. In Diffa, which is in…
A child is screened for malnutrition by the medical staff in the Chetimari Integrated Health Centre, Diffa region, supported by MSF. Photo: Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF

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