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June 19, 2017

Niger was affected by a severe outbreak of meningitis in 2015, and also had to contend with rising numbers of refugees and people internally displaced by the conflict. Now, the hepatitis E outbreak declared by Niger authorities two months ago is not over and could last for several months. While for some patients, the disease stays under control, during pregnancy fatality rates can reach up to 25 per cent. There is to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

March 23, 2017

An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialed in Niger, announced international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

January 12, 2017

After being frozen out by European migration policies, thousands of migrants and refugees now find themselves trapped in freezing conditions in shelters that are ill adapted to winter in Greece and the Balkans.

October 20, 2016

Seven months after the closure of Greece’s border with the Macedonia and the signature of the EU-Turkey deal, more than 50,000 people are stranded in Greece. The thousands of men, women and children, the majority of whom have fled war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan live in often appalling conditions, in remote camps, without adequate access to medical care including mental health support and are rapidly losing hope and direction.

October 20, 2016

Seven months after the signature of the EU/Turkey deal and despite the huge amount of funds pledged by the EU, more than 50,000 migrants and refugees still live in substandard conditions in Greece and lack proper access to health care.

September 26, 2016

Pat Gould and Kim Letson are not ones to shy away from a challenge, and this fall they’ve decided to take on yet another. From September to October, the two friends from the Comox Valley in British Columbia will be walking through three countries along the 1,000-kilometre Via Egnatia route in southeastern Europe to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s annual Walk Without Borders challenge.

May 26, 2016

This week, Greek authorities began dismantling the Idomeni transit camp, sending thousands of people trying to reach safety in Europe into uncertain circumstances. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released the following statement in response.

May 25, 2016

At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured last Thursday in an attack against the site of Yebi, in Bosso district, where thousands of people displaced from the Lake Chad area have settled looking for refuge. According to the Nigerien authorities, the attack was carried out by the group Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram.

May 18, 2016

Two months after the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, the situation for migrants in detention centres on the Greek islands continues to deteriorate. MSF criticises the appalling nature of these detentions and calls for the immediate opening of hotspot centres.

May 12, 2016

Almost a month after the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, the situation for refugees across Greece remains chaotic and inhumane. Around 50,000 people are stranded in appalling conditions in improvised camps and detention centres across the country. In what is becoming unbearable heat, many are unable to access the asylum system and are rapidly losing hope of joining their relatives or finding a place to live in peace.

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