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South Sudan: health workers bring lifeline to remote areas

Amid insecurity, semi-nomadic populations, just like the rest of South Sudan, suffer from climate change, causing both increased flooding and more severe droughts. In the latest years, water and food has been scarce, and cattle keepers and farmers had to...

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Mali: increased surgical needs among women and children in Niono

In December 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing surgical activities at the Niono hospital in central Mali. MSF teams have now renovated the department, as well as providing additional resources to cater to the needs. People living in Niono...

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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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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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Sudan: Over 1,000 wounded people treated at MSF-supported hospital during almost three months of fighting in El Fasher

Since the start of the fighting in Sudan, MSF and Ministry of Health staff have treated over 1,000 war wounded patients at the hospital MSF supports in North Darfur. Here, Mohammed Alfa-qeeh – our project coordinator in El Fasher –...

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Insecurity and lack of access to healthcare: the forgotten emergency of Ituri

Since early 2023, Djugu territory in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has seen intense intercommunal violence and armed clashes, forcing an estimated 156,000 people to flee their homes. This is the latest surge of violence in a decades-long...

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Exceptional number of war surgeries show suffering in Khartoum

Today marks two months since heavy fighting broke out in Khartoum and rapidly spread to other areas of Sudan. MSF’s surgical team working in Bashair Teaching Hospital in Khartoum sees the suffering caused by this conflict every day. In five...

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International Nurses Day 2023: Spotlight on intensive care nurses

More than 10,000 nurses are providing healthcare in Médecins Sans Frontières’ humanitarian programmes worldwide—the largest single professional representation in MSF.To mark International Nurses’ Day on May 12 and celebrate our diverse nursing staff, MSF highlights the sometimes underestimated contribution of...

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MSF is responding to immediate medical needs in Malawi after cyclone Freddy hits southern region

14 March 2023 – Cyclone Freddy hit the southern region of Malawi on 12 March 2023 with heavy rains and strong winds causing damage to infrastructure such as roads, buildings and electricity lines. The districts of Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Mulanje,...

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MSF condemns the ban on women working for NGOs and their erasure from public life in Afghanistan

After months of continuous restrictions placed on the female population of Afghanistan, limitations placed on their participation in everyday life, access to education, and most recently even the right to work for non-governmental organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns...

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MSF teams in Mexico’s northern border cities witness overwhelming needs of migrants

As one of the few organizations providing care, MSF says assistance from local authorities and other organizations is urgently needed The situation for migrants in Mexico's northern border cities is sharply deteriorating as expulsions under Title 42 continue and hundreds...

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A slow road to recovery for the city of two springs: Five years after the battle of Mosul, people still need support

In October 2016, the military offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group (ISg) began. The battle was officially declared “over” five years ago, on 10 July 2017. For the people of Mosul, life has slowly resumed, but...

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