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25 January, 2016
Outbreaks of cholera, measles and meningitis are common in resource-poor settings, despite affordable and efficient vaccinations being available; high seasonal peaks of malaria go unreported, and therefore the health response remains insufficient; and outbreaks of the lesser-known illnesses such as dengue and Chikungunya have recently been reported in new countries and areas. These are all epidemics that could either erupt or worsen in 2016, and we need to be prepared. Vaccination needs should...
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4 January, 2016
"We have come here to study and live a decent life" said Abu Omar, Syrian asylum seeker in Calais' Jungle. He has fled persecution from Syria. His search for safety led him across Europe to France.      "We have come here to study and live a decent life" said Abu Omar, Syrian asylum seeker in Calais' Jungle Posted by Voices from the road on Monday, January 4, 2016     More on 'Voices From The Road'  
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14 September, 2015
Brice Garnier speaks about his experience in Ethiopia. He spent one year as MSF's deputy head of mission in the country. Up until August 2015, MSF worked in camps hosting refugees that were fleeing conflict in South Sudan. Garnier explains that the most intense time during his assignment was when the refugees were relocated from Leitchour camp to Jewi camp. “50,000 refugees were living in the most appalling conditions and the authorities found a new site in April. They were relocated really...
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14 September, 2015
Jacques Pinel, a pharmacist, spearheaded what was to become a major strength for MSF. A driving force in pioneering humanitarian aid logistics, Jacques sadly passed away in August. In 1979, eight years after MSF was founded, Jacques Pinel described it as “an organisation — without organisation”. Working as a pharmacist in refugee camps in Thailand, he had been appalled at the muddle of boxes of drugs stacked under tarpaulins and decided order was required. The first pre-prepared kits came into...
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14 September, 2015
The trauma centre in Kunduz is the only facility that provides care to victims of accidents and attacks in the North East of Afghanistan. As seen in the above video, a man visits his son who has a shrapnel wound on his leg. Read more about the work MSF does in Afghanistan   
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14 September, 2015
It's been almost 10 years after the first MSF hospital opened in Amman. The hospital has moved into bigger, better adapted premises, The hospital delivers specialist surgical care to victims of conflict from neighbouring countries such as Iraq, Yemen, Palestine and Syria. With 4 years of conflict in Syria, 12 years of war and violence in Iraq, repeated is rarely offensive against Gaza and years of instability in Yemen culminating in the current conflict. The stream of seriously wounded...
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14 September, 2015
Child deaths are mainly attributed to malaria and malnutrition. Koutiala in the South East of Mali, has extremely high rates of infant mortality. Child deaths are mainly attributable to malaria and malnutrition.  As seen in the above video MSF staff are tending to a one-year old boy in the Mobala Community Health Centre who is suffering from severe malnutrition. Children arriving at the hospital in Koutiala are often critically ill. Setting up similar activities across the region in community...
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14 September, 2015
Migration – Abandoned to their fate Mali – Early intervention Jordan – A hospital at the crossroads of conflict Afghanistan – Close-up of a war-torn country Logistics –The cornerstone of our operations Ethiopia - "Back to reality"
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11 September, 2015
Over 300,000 people have already crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year with most of them already landed in Greece. On 26 August 2015 one of MSF’s search and rescue ships, the Bourbon Argos had 800 rescued people on board. The search and rescue ship rescued people in two separate operations in just one day, the people on board came from Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Syria. Even when they finally reach Europe, the ordeal is by no means over for these people migrating to flee hardship, war and...
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