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July 31, 2017

Sick and injured civilians within and outside Raqqa city are facing major difficulties obtaining urgent lifesaving medical care due to the ongoing battle to control the northeastern Syrian city, says international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 19, 2017

Niger was affected by a severe outbreak of meningitis in 2015, and also had to contend with rising numbers of refugees and people internally displaced by the conflict. Now, the hepatitis E outbreak declared by Niger authorities two months ago is not over and could last for several months. While for some patients, the disease stays under control, during pregnancy fatality rates can reach up to 25 per cent. There is to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

June 02, 2017

Malnutrition and suspected cases of cholera are escalating amongst people sheltering in the bush near Pieri, South Sudan, putting the health of thousands of people at risk, says MSF. More than 27,000 people have fled their homes in Yuai and Waat since mid-February after situation became extremely dangerous.

May 04, 2017

Trapped in the middle of an ongoing political and complex civil war in Iraq, the battle for Mosul is escalating. People are being forced to flee their homes to live in harsh conditions and no basic medical care. To respond to these widespread medical needs, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to extend services for the benefit of war-wounded patients and people in need.

April 26, 2017

Since November 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has vaccinated over 675,000 children against measles, and cared for more than 14,000 patients, throughout five provinces in Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC.

March 16, 2017

Until recently, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) ran a hospital in Wau Shilluk, but when the fighting approached, the organisation was forced to evacuate the facility. MSF has now launched an emergency medical operation to support the thousands of displaced persons settled north of the town of Kodok, in Aburoch, and in the more sparsely populated areas south of the town.

January 24, 2017

The recent launch of the military offensive by Iraqi and American forces to retake Mosul in Iraq has forced people who have lived through extremely traumatic times to flee the town and nearby villages.

January 04, 2017

Over the past three months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, which is enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks.

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water. Certain remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.

November 28, 2016

Despite the extent of the crisis and people's needs, MSF is significantly constrained in its presence and medical activities in Syria, mainly due to insecurity but also due to a lack of agreements and authorizations. These constraints are as present today as they were a year and a half ago. To this date, the Syrian government has not granted us authorization to work in the country. MSF nevertheless continues to directly operate six health facilities in the north of Syria, and puts significant energy into providing the best possible support to more than 150 health facilities countrywide, in areas where MSF cannot be directly present. MSF teams also work in the countries neighbouring Syria, providing assistance to refugees and host communities.

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