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Dadaab to Somalia: Pushed back into peril
October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighbouring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 261,000 people, the majority Somalis, call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.
From North Africa to Italy: seeking refuge, finding suffering
The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today called on Italian authorities to drastically improve living conditions for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, particularly for the most vulnerable—women, children, unaccompanied minors, and victims of violence.
Health services paralyzed: Bahrain’s military crackdown on patients
The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today condemned the use of medical facilities in Bahrain to crack down on protestors, which is making it impossible for those wounded during clashes to seek treatment.
HIV, TB and malaria: world leaders' commitment to combat mass killers
The replenishment conference of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria that takes place in Montreal this week will be a yardstick against which to measure how well world leaders’ actions reflect their words in promising to end the three epidemics by 2030.
Issue Brief: Time to align medical research with people’s health needs
We could have the vaccines, tests and medicines that we need, and they could be affordable. But today, many of the tools we need are too expensive, and many needs remain unaddressed by medical research. Governments provide billions of taxpayer dollars for medical research. They have the right - and the duty - to ensure that the money is used to meet people’s health needs.