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June 19, 2017

MSF started sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) activities in Bidibidi refugee settlement in March and in Imvepi refugee settlement in May to respond to the increasing need for comprehensive SGBV care among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Marie-Anne Henry, is a midwife activity manager for MSF who has been working in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi since April 2017.

June 19, 2017

The international response in Uganda is failing refugees, and must prioritize the delivery of life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today ahead of a major refugee summit.

May 19, 2017

The civil war in South Sudan has forced over one million people to flee their homes toward Uganda. In the following piece, Nola Aniba Tito who left home with her children tells MSF the terrible thoughts and inhumane conditions that people experience in refugee camps.

May 19, 2017

A sustained conflict in South Sudan have forced over one million people to flee their homes toward Uganda, leaving them with no access to medical assistance and overwhelming the Uganda government ability to respond. To meet the needs of over 900,000 refugees, MSF provides humanitarian crisis aid with water and sanitation activities.

May 19, 2017

The protracted civil conflict in South Sudan forced thousands to flee their homes and escape to Uganda. MSF nurse Vanessa Cramond spent two months proving emergency care and supplies. In the following, she describes the deplorable conditions of refugee camps.

November 21, 2016

I arrived in Bokoro, Chad, three months ago. It’s my first posting with [Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières] MSF, and I was so excited to finally get here. I have always wanted to work for MSF. This is my small contribution to make the world a better place. I knew Chad was going to be dry and hot and that there are very high levels of malnutrition here.

November 21, 2016

Zara Abba is in Bokoro from the capital of Chad, N’djamena. She has been at MSF’s intensive care unit in Bokoro town for four days, caring for her granddaughter, Katalma Moussa, who is two years old. Zara Abba was visiting Bokoro to pay her respects to a family member who'd died when her granddaughter fell ill.

“She hadn’t put much weight on for a while and then she started to get diarrhea and her health got even worse. I had been taking her out for walks and to play with the other children, but since she started getting diarrhea, she didn’t have any energy and I couldn’t do that anymore. She was always hungry and crying and it was like the milk we were giving her wasn’t enough. I looked after her for seven days at home but after that knew I had to get her to a clinic.”

November 21, 2016

This year, in villages across the Bokoro region, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), MSF is running 15 mobile outpatient clinics for malnourished children aged between six months and five years old. In Bokoro town, MSF has an Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in an MoH Hospital, with an intensive care unit where the sickest children are referred. For the first time, MSF is also working in the area ahead of time in order to identify and try to prevent children at risk of malnutrition from falling ill.

December 07, 2015

A triple suicide attack that took place on the island of Koulfa in the Lake Chad area of Chad last Saturday morning has reportedly killed 30 people and wounded up to 200. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams present in the area have immediately mobilized to provide support to the Chadian Ministry of Health.

November 27, 2015

Since May 2013, violent insurgencies by the Boko Haram extremist group have led to widespread displacement and an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region of northern central Africa.

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