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Voices of the people: "Security is the most important thing"
This report covers the main findings of an internal MSF investigation which analyses the response of each actor. Its main conclusion is that the UN peacekeeping force, mandated to protect the camp and civilians, was completely inadequate in its response, with its intervention coming far too late. Humanitarian agencies were also found to be slow to react, relying on security advisories from the UN, completely divorced from an independent assessment of people’s needs. Find out more about MSF's work in South Sudan.
Syria 2015: documenting war‐wounded and war‐dead
As the conflict in Syria approaches its 6th year, the humanitarian and medical toll of the violence remains appalling. Millions of people have been internally displaced, or have sought refuge abroad. Millions more are trapped in communities that are under siege or hemmed in by the closed borders of neighbouring countries. These countries, already overwhelmed by the numbers of Syrians seeking protection, have increasingly introduced restrictions on entry for new arrivals.
Engaging the community to reach 90-90 -90
Worldwide in 2014, 36.9 million people are living with HIV. Of these, an estimated 54% are aware of their status and by March 2015, 15 million people were receiving antiretroviral care. Malawi has been one of the hardest hit countries by the HIV epidemic. Current estimates propose 1,100,000 Malawians are living with HIV in 2014, with over half a million (552,808) alive on ART (2,3). The adoption of the UNAIDS 90: 90: 90 targets in 2014 (90% of people living with HIV should know their status, 90% who know their status should be on ART, 90% of those on ART should be virologically suppressed) have been mirrored within the Malawian National Strategic plan (NSP) and concretely mean that 801,900 (73%) of all PLHIV should be virologically suppressed on ART.