Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
Maps & Infographics
ENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both organisations are now calling upon European governments to assign the closest place of safety without delay in accordance with International Maritime Law so that people rescued at sea can be disembarked and Aquarius can continue providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance.
CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN, AUGUST 12, 2018 - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel the Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.
Friday, May 25, 2018 — 25 May 2018 - During the evening of May 23, between 5 to 6pm, more than one hundred refugees and migrants who had been kidnapped and held captive by human traffickers west of Bani Walid, Libya, managed to escape. They were shot at while attempting to flee, resulting in several casualties and 25 injured who were referred to General Hospital of Bani Walid.
Without access to a wide range of essential nutrients, 9 children will continue to die every minute of causes related to malnutrition. MSF calls for food aid to change and for a nutrient rich diet to be made available to children to save millions of young lives.
What is the malnutrition crisis?
Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.
Malnutrition and paediatric treatment underway in Galkayo North
Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started treating patients again in the country. Teams are providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital, Galkayo North, in Somalia’s Puntland region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
Testimony by Dr Tankred Stoebe, former President of MSF Germany
Civilians in the most insecure regions of today’s armed conflicts are often those most in need of humanitarian assistance. They are also the least likely to receive any. That humanitarian agencies struggle to be relevant where it matters most is hardly news.
Continuing drought and endless fighting has made life unbearable for many people in Somalia. For those within reach, the Ethiopian border town of Dolo Ado offers safety, food and the healthcare they lack at home. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) operates a clinic in Dolo providing healthcare for those escaping the chaos as well as the local community.
On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.
We face the greatest displacement of humanity in decades - more than 60 million people forced from their homes by war, misery or oppression from places like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, or Eritrea. A tiny percentage of these desperate men, women and children have risked their lives on overcrowded boats and knocked on Europe’s front door.
Hundreds of thousands of people cannot be punished for the actions of a few
Editorial by Kenneth Lavelle, Programme Manager for MSF’s activities in Dadaab
On 6 May, the Government of Kenya announced a decision that puts the lives of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Its proposal to close the Dadaab refugee camps would have immediate, devastating and long-lasting consequences for some 325,000 refugees.
May 06, 2016
In response to a statement by the Kenyan government that it intends to close its camps sheltering hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued the following statement from Liesbeth Aelbrecht, MSF head of mission in Kenya:
NAIROBI, 22 February 2016: As the rainy season approaches in Wajir in northeastern Kenya, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is warning that the substandard water and sanitation situation is creating ideal conditions for a future increase in cholera cases. While today patient numbers in the cholera treatment centre in Wajir Hospital are stable, the organization is urging for an immediate improvement in sanitation services to avoid another spike in the outbreak.
A cholera epidemic that has been spreading in Kenya for over a year has now hit the Dadaab Refugee Camp complex, on the border with Somalia. So far around 541 people have reportedly been affected, the majority of whom are living in Dagahaley Camp. MSF has expanded its regular hospital activities in Dagahaley and has constructed a cholera treatment centre to deal with the influx of patients. With the rainy season making already poor living conditions even worse, MSF is concerned that the epidemic could spread further.
Ils ont fui le Soudan, la Syrie, l’Afghanistan, l'Erythrée… Et vivent aujourd’hui à Calais sur le site dit de « la Jungle ». D’autres se trouvent à Paris dans un lycée désaffecté. Pauline Busson, chef de mission MSF, décrit les conditions de vie de ces exilés qui tentent d’aller en Angleterre ou espéraient trouver un avenir en France.
A quoi ressemble le site où sont regroupés les réfugiés à Calais ?
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was informed that MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) has decided to stop their current search and rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, MSF will no longer provide emergency medical assistance and post-rescue care on board the MY Phoenix, as it has done since 2 May.