MSF in Somalia


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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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Why is cholera killing hundreds across the Horn of Africa when it is so preventable?

Cholera outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency, and lasting for longer, across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Tetiana Gaviuk, communications manager of the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) questions in this piece why the death toll from...

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Measles: tackling a deadly endemic disease in Somalia

As Somalia faces a severe drought and ongoing conflict, children of all ages have become increasingly vulnerable to contracting – and dying from – measles. Although the disease is entirely preventable, measles outbreaks of varying severity have become widespread across...

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SOMALIA: Malnutrition Crisis in Baidoa First-person testimony Dr Asma Aweis

"We haven't had enough time between one disaster and another." Dr Asma Aweis Abdallah is the medical activity manager with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Baidoa, Somalia. Here she describes the situation the team is responding to. The...

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Dadaab: Agreement on refugee repatriation should not affect aid delivery, says MSF

Four in five refugees in the camps at Dadaab do not want to return to Somalia given the current climate of insecurity, finds an MSF assessment November 28, 2013: An agreement to begin the voluntary repatriation of Somalis from Kenya...

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MSF shocked and saddened by killing of staff in Somalia

We will sorely miss Philippe and Kace; their energy, humour and commitment (both are 10 year MSF veterans). Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to their loved ones. MSF still doesn't have all the facts, but we can share further details...

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MSF President: Why MSF decided to leave Somalia

Our announcement on 14th August that we were closing all our medical programmes in Somalia sent shockwaves through political and humanitarian communities. It came at a moment when world leaders, for the first time in decades, began making positive noises...

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Somalia: MSF forced to close all medical programmes

After working continuously in Somalia since 1991, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today announced the closure of all its programmes in Somalia, the result of extreme attacks on its staff in an environment where...

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