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Alarming malnutrition rates are being recorded in parts of South Sudan. In Leer, a town nestled in the swampy marshlands that surround the White Nile river, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is seeing this problem first hand. “Before the conflict, we used to have around 200 children admitted into the ambulatory therapeutic feeding centre (ATFC) at any one time,” says Grace Ayuelu medical team...
The tuberculosis epidemic in Ukraine is among the most severe in the European region, with nearly 700,000 people infected. All photos by Alexander Glyadyelov
Dorassio is 23. He is among the many victims of the inter-communal violence taking place in the Central African Republic today. On 18th January, he was shot in the arm in Bouar, in the country’s northwest region. His arm had to be amputated. He was treated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Bouar, and then transferred by plane to the Bangui Community Hospital, where our...
Novartis and Bayer are both charging exhorbitant prices for medicines in India as they continue their fight against the country's patent law that puts people over profits in the name of access to affordable medicines. These cases both could have a major impact on MSF's work in the field, as we rely heavily on affordable medicines produced in India to do our work....
Fear and floods are keeping people from seeking assistance in Pibor County, in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. Around 90,000 people are still missing, in fear hiding in the bush. Some 28,000 people are accounted for, but few of these people are receiving the assistance they need. Photos by: Photo: Camille Lepage/Hans Lucas...
Mduduzi Chandawila, a Zimbabwean-born nurse recently returned from his third assignment with MSF. He spent two months working in South Sudan’s remote Jonglei State as an operating theatre nurse in a makeshift hospital set up during "When I got there, we coined a phrase ‘welcome to the show that never ends’ – meaning that we work tirelessly to give hope to people suffering," he says. At first...
Amal is 28 years old and a mother of three. She and around 35,000 other refugees escaped violence in Sudan's Blue Nile State by crossing the border into South Sudan in May and June. On June 12, Amal was brought to a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) mobile clinic at a refugee transit site called 'Kilometer 18...
As India and the European Union prepare to meet at a New Delhi summit to finalize a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) under negotiation since 2007, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27 and He-Tic held a picket to warn that harmful provisions in the agreement could have a severely negative impact on access to medicine for...
In the Starved for Attention film “Why Do We Have To Wait For A Crisis?” photojournalist Lynsey Addario documents the food crisis in Somalia and northeastern Kenya. All children have the same nutritional needs to grow and thrive. It shouldn’t take a war or famine to occur before vulnerable children have access to a healthy diet. http://www.starvedforattention.org...
To raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the challenges in treating the epidemic in southern Africa, MSF hosted the INTERVALO! sporting event in Maputo, Mozambique on 14 September, midway during the 10th All Africa Games. The event brought together 24 athletes, made up of patients living positively with HIV along with MSF staff involved in HIV care from 5 Southern African countries – Malawi...
Nearly half of the 118,000 Somalis currently stationed in the Liben refugee camp on the Ethiopean border – initially built to house 45,000 – arrived in the last two months alone. These mostly semi-nomadic shepherds and small-scale farmers - and their families - waited as long as they could for rains that never came. These images capture their arrival in the Liben camps and the...
Somali refugees continue to arrive at the overcrowded camp complex in Dadaab, northeastern Kenya, every day. They are fleeing the violent conflict in Somalia and the devastating effects of ongoing drought and lack of food. The third week of July alone brought 5,117 new refugees, pushing the total number of people in and around the Dadaab camp to 387,893. The three camp sites—Ifo, Hagadera and...
The earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 reportedly left 300,000 wounded, and 1.5 million homeless. Soon afterwards, a cholera epidemic swept the country, killing more than 5,000. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF Although the situation is no longer covered as extensively as it was in 2010, huge health needs remain in Haiti....
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  About 250 000 people live in slum buildings of inner-city Johannesburg. Many of these residents are migrants from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and other parts of South Africa. South Africa's moratorium on deportations for undocumented migrants lifted on 31 July 2011, which calls into question the future for...
Situation between the border points of Libya and Tunisia, near Ras Adjir: for the past days, thousands of migrant workers have fled Libya to Tunisia
  After an exploratory mission finds that MSF could help people in rural areas of Mongolia prepare for what have been extremely brutal winters, teams return to the country after a decade-long absence. At the same time, MSF also proposes a project to help victims of the storms who have moved from the countryside to the capital, Ulan Bator, receive treatment for TB.
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