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A camp for Rohingya. After many days of rain it's been flooded. Image shows many people trying to walk through waist-deep water.
October 10, 2017

“Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people crammed along a narrow peninsula trying to find what shelter they can. It’s essentially a massive rural slum – and one of the worst slums imaginable. There are hardly any latrines so people have tried to rig up their own plastic sheeting around four bamboo poles, but there’s nowhere for their waste to go except into the stream below. That’s the same stream that just 10 meters away, others are using to collect drinking water. This has all the makings of a public health emergency. Some people are using clothes that they’ve strung together to provide shelter from the elements. But after two days of torrential rain and tropical thunderstorms, some communities’ shelter and few belongings have completely washed away. It’s a horrific situation and you see the devastation and the absolute lack of any comfort whatsoever. I can only imagine how incredibly terrible it must have been in their home village, if this is what they chose. If this is the better option, the other must have been a living hell.

September 21, 2017

A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 06, 2017

Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh are in urgent need of medical and humanitarian assistance as an already dire humanitarian situation along the border with Myanmar worsens, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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.

June 20, 2017

Part of the reason the Refugee Convention was drafted was in response to the extreme suffering to which people fleeing violence and persecution are often exposed. In order to protect refugees, the convention sought to establish their rights and to outline the obligations that states have to protect them. But in 2017, while the global legal consensus on the rights of refugees remains intact, the humanitarian spirit that led to the convention appears to be in short supply.

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.

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