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1 August, 2011
The effects of ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa region have intensified the situation in Somalia, already precarious due to 20 years of violent conflict: food prices have gone up, livestock are dying, and humanitarian aid in the country is scarce. MSF's Marere Hospital in southern Somalia is the only health facility in the area. A Somali medical worker from Marere described the current crisis.
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1 August, 2011
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 desperate search for means of survival in a place they may never be able to leave. Kobe camp, Liben. “...
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27 July, 2011
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 Dagahaley—were originally built to hold a combined 90,000 people. Most of the new arrivals must remain...
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12 July, 2011
    Since the start of the Libyan conflict in February, over 250,000 of people have passed through the Ras Ajdir transitory camps, located at the northern Tunisia-Libya border. While the majority has been repatriated to their home country, nearly 4,000 people – mainly sub-Saharan Africans – cannot be repatriated due to the difficult situation in their country of origin (Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ivory Coast, etc).  
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7 July, 2011
In the former Soviet bloc country of Kyrgyzstan, MSF has been supporting TB care for prisoners since 2005. The aim is to reduce transmission of TB and treat those who have it. But working within the penitentiary system, which has proven to be a fertile breeding ground for the disease, presents some major challenges.        
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4 July, 2011
    The camps of Dagahaley, Hagadera, and Ifo collectively form the largest refugee camp in the world. Built two decades ago, they were designed to house up to 90,000 men, women, and children who had fled Somalia's civil wars. Today, with no end to the conflict in sight, there are more than 350,000 people crowded into the camps and the surrounding areas, and more people continue to arrive.
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28 June, 2011
Somali refugees escaping the conflict in their country continue to arrive en masse in Dadaab, Kenya. The three camps are now home to close to four times the number of people they were built for; collectively, they form one of the largest refugee camps in the word. And yet newly arrived families can no longer get inside.
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