May 12, 2016

In response to the announced closure of the Dadaab refugee camps, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the Kenyan government to urgently reconsider its decision. MSF believes the closure will have enormous humanitarian consequences for some 325,000 refugees. We urge Kenya to take a leading role in the humane treatment of refugees, and to continue considering alternative solutions.

December 01, 2015

A newly released study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stresses the need for continuous support to HIV-positive people under antiretroviral therapy (ART), including at hospital level.

April 17, 2015

Calls by Kenyan officials to close the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya within three months and forcibly return its residents to Somalia would have dramatic and life-threatening consequences for hundreds of thousands of people, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today.

April 07, 2015

Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) helped respond to the Garissa University College attacks in Kenya. Dr. Bashir Abdiweli is the medical team leader who coordinated MSF's response. He arrived with MSF’s medical team to support the Garissa Hospital team in the treatment of casualties. In the piece below, he shares his impressions of the immediate aftermath of the attack.

March 10, 2014

As plans progress for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees from Kenya to their home country,[1] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has once again urged that this process is not carried out at the cost of the aid already being provided to people who remain in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps.

Surgeon Gary Myers is working in the hospital in Eldoret, Kenya as part of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in the country. Together with hospital staff, MSF is providing emergency medical care in Eldoret following the violence that rocked parts of the country after elections in December 2007. Here Dr. Myers talks about the surgical support he is giving to a capable hospital staff that was overwhelmed by the sheer number of wounded people needing care.

Tensions are high in the Rift Valley, in western Kenya, and in Nairobi. Over the last month, post-election violence has spiked as demonstrations flare in towns and villages. Some people have been wounded, while others have sought to flee. Because the situation is very unstable and changing quickly, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has set up a flexible system for treating the wounded that relies on mobile medical teams.

Since the morning of November 28, Médecins Sans Frontières teams have been carrying out non-food items distributions with helicopter transport to bring assistance to isolated populations due to the recent floods that have affected the region over the last few weeks. After two days of air assessment over the region most affected by the recent heavy rains, MSF teams managed to identify six villages situated northwest of Dadaab, a small town surrounded by refugee camps that accommodate up to 140,000 mostly Somali refugees.

Eight additional Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international staff have arrived in Kenya to help assess and respond to the needs created by the violence and insecurity that has rocked the country since elections on Dec. 27, 2007. As well as continuing to provide HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) care in projects in Nairobi and western Kenya, MSF is helping thousands of people who have been displaced during the violence of the last few days.

Over the past two days, 34 wounded have been treated in Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) medical health posts in Nairobi's Mathare and Kibera slums. Among these patients, eight suffered from bullet wounds. Several wounded have been referred to hospitals.