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June 26, 2017

As malnutrition reaches alarming levels, an acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone in Ethiopia’s Somali region, warns international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in the most affected area of Doolo zone.

September 26, 2016

Pat Gould and Kim Letson are not ones to shy away from a challenge, and this fall they’ve decided to take on yet another. From September to October, the two friends from the Comox Valley in British Columbia will be walking through three countries along the 1,000-kilometre Via Egnatia route in southeastern Europe to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s annual Walk Without Borders challenge.

May 05, 2016

Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants. Beyond the hospitals, civilians are being wounded and killed by indiscriminate warfare in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan and elsewhere. At the same time, the treatment of refugees and migrants in Europe and beyond has shown a shocking lack of humanity. A humanitarian summit, at which states, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations come together to discuss these urgent issues, has never been more needed. So the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) this month could have been a perfect opportunity.

May 06, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Gambella region of Ethiopia are expanding the vaccine package being provided to South Sudanese refugees to include PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B) in order to reduce child mortality linked to pneumococcal diseases.

November 17, 2014
Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, mid December 2013, more than 1,400,000 people have been internally displaced and more than 450,000 have sought refuge in the neighbouring countries, including 190,000 in Gambella region, western Ethiopia.
August 26, 2014

A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The mass immunization campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, as well as the host community, against the risk of cholera spreading across the border from neighbouring South Sudan, where an epidemic had been declared in June

June 18, 2014

An estimated 100,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Ethiopia’s Gambella region since last December, when an outbreak of violence began driving many from their homes. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been providing assistance in four different locations along the border.

March 26, 2014

For several weeks Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees arriving in Ethiopia fleeing violence and persecution in their country.

September 01, 2012
Syria – An undercover hospital
South Sudan – An improved situation in Yida
Ethiopia – Sudanese refugees displaced
Guinea & Sierra Leone – “Coastal Cholera”
Uganda – Containing Ebola
Philippines – Torrential rains

Violence and displacement are threatening the lives of the civilian population in Ethiopia's conflict-affected Somali region, according to the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). However, despite urgent humanitarian needs, two sections of MSF have been denied access to the region. MSF is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to immediately allow its teams to provide assistance to people in the region who are facing an increasingly desperate situation.

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