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14 November, 2011
Measles have hit the displaced population in and around Mogadishu especially hard. MSF teams are working to try to contain the disease despite significant challenges.
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14 October, 2011
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. Somali refugees wait in Liboi, right across the Kenyan border, to be relocated to Dagahaley camp by the IOM, August 20,...
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12 October, 2011
    All children have the same nutritional needs to grow and thrive. It shouldn't take a war or famine to occur before vulnerable children in Somalia and northeastern Kenya to have access to a healthy diet. Sign the petition to rewrite the story of malnutrition.
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10 October, 2011
In Turkana, northwestern Kenya, MSF is now able to distribute supplementary nutrient-rich food, which will prevent children from becoming malnourished. For more information, visit to find the MSF web site in your home country. If you have questions or comments, send an e-mail to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an independent medical humanitarian aid organisation that delivers emergency assistance to people affected by wars,...
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6 October, 2011
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, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. INTERVALO! highlighted the determination and commitment...
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5 October, 2011
Without proper treatment, half of the 370,000 children newly infected with HIV last year will die before they reach their second birthday. But very few medicines are designed and adapted specifically for children, and are affordable and practical to use in the places where they live. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) recently announced a new project to help develop appropriate HIV drugs for children.  Listen to this podcast where Rachel Cohen, DNDi's Regional Executive...
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15 September, 2011
    Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have fled drought-affected areas to come to Mogadishu, Somalia. Here, MSF teams are battling a deadly combination of measles and acute malnutrition among the children living in camps.
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25 August, 2011
Jonathan Whittal, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Tripoli was interviewed live on Morning Ireland today, 25 August.  He describes the huge pressures on medical staff and hospitals in the Libyan capital as they struggle to cope with high numbers of wounded patients.  There is also a critical shortage of fuel needed for ambulances and generators. "Almost all of the hospitals around the city are receiving wounded" - read full interview from Tripoli
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12 August, 2011
Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia
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3 August, 2011
In the world’s newest country, three out of four people have no access to basic health care. Women and children bear the brunt of this neglect: many women do not survive pregnancy or childbirth, and children die from preventable diseases and malnutrition. Length: 8:37  
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