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Afghanistan: Measles surge necessitates strengthening of prevention measures

Ten-month-old Bilal lies in bed at Mazar-i-Sharif regional hospital, in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, where he is being treated for measles and pneumonia, watched over by his mother Zakia. When Bilal fell ill with a fever, Zakia took him to one privately-run...

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Malawi: “In 2001, when the counsellor said ART could prolong my life, I thought it would be two to three years but here I am, 22 years later”

In July 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) closed the chapter on one of its longest standing projects in Malawi, launched some 25 years ago in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  The MSF Saturday Teen Club in Chiradzulu on 7 March 2020...

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South Sudan: Communities prepare for renewed flooding ahead of rainy season

In a parched landscape, an MSF tractor roars as it approaches a small village in Dentiuk, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. It is towing a trailer to which a creaking wooden canoe is strapped. “Are you sure we are...

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Extreme violence in Las Anod forces MSF to close activities 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reached the difficult decision to withdraw our services from Las Anod General Hospital, Sool region, located within the internationally-recognised borders of Somalia,* due to increased volatility and repeated security incidents which have impacted the safe...

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Khartoum: Aid in jeopardy as MSF staff face beatings, death threats and theft

Khartoum/Paris, 21 July, 2023 – On the afternoon of July 20, four MSF staff as well as four truck drivers and a team of 10 daily workers were stopped by a group of armed men while transporting medical supplies to...

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DRC: Emergency response against cholera in the territory of Rutshuru

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders teams have been mobilised urgently in the territory of Rutshuru, in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in response to an outbreak of suspected cases of cholera, particularly in the...

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CAR: MSF vaccinates thousands of children after arrival of refugees from Sudan

This vaccination campaign against measles and other diseases is part of the emergency response launched by the medical organization in the town of Birao, in northern Central African Republic, where refugees from Sudan have been relocated.  A Sudanese girl is...

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Shortening distances: providing healthcare to indigenous communities in Venezuela’s Delta Amacuro state

Rivers serve as roads and tropical rainforest stretches to the horizon in Delta Amacuro state, a vast area bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern Venezuela. Largely inaccessible, this region is home to a large number of Indigenous communities who face...

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Kenya: Everyone is welcome at MSF’s youth-friendly health services in Mombasa

When an MSF team working in the Kenyan city of Mombasa discovered that there were significant gaps in healthcare for adolescents and young people, they decided to do something about it. The assessment they conducted in May 2021 revealed that,...

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MSF expands its maternal health activities in the South of Haiti

Nearly two years have passed since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Sud department of Haiti on August 14, 2021, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring 12,000. But many communities are still reeling from the destruction.  The earthquake...

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MSF ‘shaken and appalled’ by looting of its premises in Sudan

Khartoum, 23 May - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) condemns the unacceptable harassment of its staff and the violent looting and occupation of its medical premises and supported facilities in Sudan. Staff and patients are repeatedly facing the trauma...

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MSF returns to Calais to provide medical and psychological assistance at the French-British border

Calais, 15 May 2023 – On the French-British border, hundreds of people are trying to reach the UK every day, risking their lives for lack of prospects in France or to join relatives in the UK. In Calais, they face...

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