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Chad: Alarming water crisis in Adré puts refugees’ lives at risk

Access to safe drinking water in the camps at Adré, a border town in eastern Chad, remains far below acceptable standards, posing a grave threat to the health and wellbeing of around 200,000 Sudanese refugees. According to UNHCR estimates, average...

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MSF calls for urgent international help for Sudanese refugees in Chad as major crisis looms

As people continue to flee the conflict in Sudan, more than 358,000 refugees have arrived at the border town Adré, in eastern Chad. Refugee camps are being built, but the shelter and basic facilities available in the camps are wholly...

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41 people died in shipwreck off Lampedusa

 By Juan Matías Gil, MSF Search and Rescue Representative“These kinds of tragedies are happening daily in the Mediterranean and at the European borders, right in front of everyone’s eyes. More and more people have been taking the sea to find refuge over...

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Violence and pushbacks at Italian-French border: People on the move left without shelter or healthcare in Italy

Ventimiglia, 4th August, 2023 - Systematically pushed back at the border by French police – often with violence, inhumane treatment as well as arbitrary detention – and left without adequate shelter and with limited access to healthcare in Italy. In...

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“I saw many corpses on my way” – Stories from the massive influx of wounded Sudanese in eastern Chad

By the time the current conflict in Sudan broke out in mid-April, its Darfur region had already been facing war and ethnic violence for over two decades. Today’s fighting – which first erupted in Khartoum between the Sudanese Armed Forces...

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“The horrifying scenes in Khartoum will forever haunt me”: Refugees’ Journey from Khartoum to the Camps in East Sudan

Since 15 April, different states in Sudan have been impacted by the fighting, the scale of violence, and limited access to healthcare and essential resources. This has drastically affected the lives of millions of people, leading to displacement and an...

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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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Bangladesh: MSF calls for an urgent and comprehensive response to the scabies outbreak in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, 12 July, Wednesday - An outbreak of scabies, the skin disease, is affecting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya living in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, demanding an urgent response, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors...

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Non-Governmental Organisations urge European Commission to put under scrutiny Italian law restricting search and rescue activities at sea

Brussels, 13 July, 2023 – Five leading Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have submitted a complaint to the European Commission (EC) about Italian Law 15/2023 and the practice by Italian authorities of assigning ports distant from the area where the rescue took...

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South Sudan: A crisis within a crisis as people fleeing conflict in Sudan struggle for survival

Juba, 22 June 2023 – Thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan by crossing into South Sudan are now struggling for survival at transit centres in Upper Nile and Northern Bahr El Ghazal states, says international medical organisation...

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Over 600 war-wounded Sudanese arrive in Adré hospital in eastern Chad in the space of just three days

June 16, 2023 - As violence rages in West Darfur, wounded people are coming in waves to Adré hospital in Chad, where they are being treated by MSF and Ministry of Health teams. At least 242 wounded were received on...

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CAR: “Everyone arrives exhausted from Sudan, and many children are ill”

In recent weeks, thousands of people fleeing the conflict in Sudan have sought refuge in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Issa Moussa, deputy head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is coordinating MSF’s emergency response in Birao. Moussa...

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