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Five things we can do to protect people on the move during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting the world’s most vulnerable. Among them are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide – refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people (IDPs) – as well as migrant workers, including undocumented migrants. Many of these men,...

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Greece: Evacuation of squalid Greek camps more urgent than ever over COVID-19 fears

ATHENS – The overcrowded and horrific living conditions in the camps - or  hotspots - on the Greek islands provide the perfect storm for a COVID-19 outbreak, warned Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Given the lack of adequate sanitation services and...

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Greece denies healthcare to seriously ill refugee children on Lesbos

ATHENS – In Moria camp, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, the Greek government is deliberately depriving at least 140 children with chronic, complex and life-threatening diseases of adequate medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the Greek...

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Libya: Trading in suffering: detention, exploitation and abuse

At the end of 2017, horrific images of migrants sold as mere commodities in Libya were travelling around the world. This sparked a global outcry and pushed many leaders, in Europe, in Africa, in Libya, to promise measures to protect...

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Central American Migration: More people kidnapped, abused on migration route in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY —Teams working in Tenosique, Mexico for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are reporting an increase in kidnappings and an escalation of violence faced by migrants and refugees on Mexico’s southern border. In testimonies collected in recent weeks by MSF staff...

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Greece: Greek and EU authorities deliberately neglecting people trapped on islands

Some 24,000 men, women and children seeking protection in Europe are trapped on the Greek islands in horrendous conditions while being deliberately neglected by Greek and European authorities, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The harmful crisis, which is...

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On board the Ocean Viking: “We feel humbled by their courage”

After each of the four rescues, the MSF medical team completes a primary medical assessment, examining the medical needs of the rescued people. As well as assessing the physical scars, wounds and other conditions requiring immediate medical attention, we identify...

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Venezuela: MSF helps rebuild medical facilities and address mounting health needs

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is expanding its medical activities in Venezuela, where years of economic and political crisis are taking a heavy toll on households and health facilities alike. With hyperinflation reaching over two million percent this year according...

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Mediterranean migration: MSF resumes search and rescue amid deteriorating conditions in Libya

Amsterdam – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announces the resumption of lifesaving search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean, and condemns the criminal inaction of European governments. The return to sea comes after a sustained two-year campaign by...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Urgent humanitarian response needed on unprecedented crises in northeast DRC

KISANGANI/GENEVA – Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in...

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South Sudan: Life inside or outside a displacement camp

Since 2013, four million people have been displaced by conflict in South Sudan. Two million sought safety across borders, while another two million remain internally displaced. During some of the most extreme periods of violence, thousands fled in unprecedented numbers to...

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Mediterranean crisis: European policies continue to claim lives on the Mediterranean Sea

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