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07 Nov 2017 description

The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.

31 Jul 2014 description

Tens of thousands of people fleeing major military operations in the Pakistani region of North Waziristan have crossed the border into Afghanistan over the past months, seeking refuge in Khost, Paktia, and Paktika provinces. In response, teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are providing medical and humanitarian aid in Gulan refugee camp, Khost province.

24 Oct 2012 description

A monsoon in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province caused an increase in the number of people diagnosed with acute watery diarrhea, a condition caused by unclean drinking water, poor sanitation, and poor hygiene conditions. In response to the growing number of cases, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Pakistan's Ministry of Health (MoH) set up temporary treatment centers in Timergara, Hangu, and Sadda. Some 2,840 patients have received treatment since the monsoon season began in July.

07 Oct 2011 description

Pakistan: Providing basic healthcare to families displaced by severe flooding in southern Sindh

Severe flooding in Pakistan has affected millions of people, hitting Sindh Province, in the southern part of the country, particularly hard. After weeks of torrential monsoon rains, canals burst their banks, flooding villages and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless for the past two months.

26 Jan 2010 description

Local authorities must find adequate resources to accommodate this vulnerable population.

MSF and podcasts: Islamabad, 26 - The international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply shocked by the forced evacuation of about 7,000 displaced people from Munda (Lower Dir, North West Frontier Province). Yesterday, January 25, our teams based in Munda learned that armed military personnel were forcibly evacuating families from the Munda camp for displaced people and the market building, …

07 May 2009 description

Civilians trapped in crossfire with little chance to get food, water or medical care

MSF and podcasts: Islamabad/Brussels - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has had to halt its emergency medical care in the Swat region of Pakistan and reduce activities in other areas affected by the current warfare. The international humanitarian organisation was the only one supporting the hospital in Mingora and providing ambulance services in Swat.