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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).

July 10, 2017

Patients and staff at MSF's cholera treatment centre in Abs, Yemen, describe the impact of cholera on health system already struggling under the impact of ongoing conflict.

July 10, 2017

An urgent scale-up of aid is needed in the northern district of Abs, the area worst affected by Yemen’s cholera outbreak, according to international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The disease is spread by contaminated water, so water and sanitation activities are particularly vital to tackle the problem at source, says 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 23, 2017

As cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea rise across Yemen, international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that the outbreak is threatening to get out of control and calls for an urgent and appropriate response.

May 09, 2017

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Yemen are receiving and treating a growing number of cholera and acute watery diarrhea patients in the governorates of Amran, Hajja, Al-Dhale’, Taiz, and Ibb. The number of patients has drastically increased over the past two weeks, reaching a total of more than 780 cases since 30 March.

May 01, 2017

For more than two years, Yemen has been divided by a violent war. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been one of the few agencies providing aid and medical care to people affected by the conflict. On April 25, a gathering of international agencies and major funding organizations gathered in Geneva to discuss the crisis. MSF released the following statement:

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