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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 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.

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 02, 2017

Malnutrition and suspected cases of cholera are escalating amongst people sheltering in the bush near Pieri, South Sudan, putting the health of thousands of people at risk, says MSF. More than 27,000 people have fled their homes in Yuai and Waat since mid-February after situation became extremely dangerous.

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.

May 11, 2017

Despite efforts water, food, shelter and medical services have all been in very short supply in Aburoc IDP camp, South Sudan. Deplorable conditions and fear of violence had forced over 20,000 of Aburoc’s population to put their lives in risk and flee north to the crowded refugee camps of Sudan.

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