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October 17, 2017

Iraqis are returning home in Mosul after years of violence to find their houses rigged with explosive devices and their cities uninhabitable, according to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The destruction of buildings and infrastructure means that returning families, particularly in West Mosul, end up living in partially or totally ruined homes, with almost no access to clean water, electricity or medical care.

July 05, 2017

The emergency room has turned into a brutal testament to the horrors this battle has inflicted on residents. A little girl told a staff member how she watched her brother die right in front of her. The air is filled with the sound of sobbing, wailing, cries of pain and shock, and guttural exclamations of relief after finally escaping.

July 05, 2017

Extreme levels of conflict and violence in the besieged city of Mosul, Iraq — including airstrikes, bombardment, suicide attacks and gunshots — are taking a devastating toll on residents of the embattled Old City, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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.

May 04, 2017

Emergency trauma surgery is the beginning rather than the end of a long journey to recovery for those injured in Mosul, major city in northern Iraq. As such, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is running a 40-bed hospital in Hamdaniya, a town south of Mosul, to cater for the needs of those recovering from surgery and attempting to rebuild their lives. MSF recovered the testimonies of eight patients and staff from MSF’s Hamdaniya facility:

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