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October 20, 2017
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 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 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.

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