En République Démocratique du Congo, environ 1 femme sur 150 meurt en couche, soit 100 fois plus que chez nous. Médecins du Monde, Médecins Sans Vacances et Memisa s’associent pour lancer une campagne de sensibilisation sur l’accès aux soins de santé des femmes africaines.
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Geneva, Switzerland - A coalition of medical and humanitarian organizations, some working inside besieged Eastern Ghouta, have urged the United Nations Security Council to vote for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow urgent humanitarian assistance to all areas in need in Syria. The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution aimed at implementing the cessation of hostilities and lifting sieges on areas like Eastern Ghouta.
In 2016, Doctors of the World Belgium began providing medical care and psychological counseling to asylum seekers at two centers in Croatia.
Syrians, Iraqis, Pakistanis and Iranians are among those living at the centers who have fled due to dire circumstances such as war, persecution and crippling poverty.
In Croatia, our team consists of general health practitioners, nurses, community workers and interpreters who provide primary healthcare check ups and conduct health screenings of newly arrived applicants to ensure their well being and protection.
Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a sustained blockade on Yemen’s Red Sea Ports. Parties to Yemen’s conflict have a responsibility to minimise the impact of war on civilians in Yemen by mitigating all factors that exacerbate death and suffering, as over 8 million people are already on the verge of starvation.
12 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, Oxfam and 13 other aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic humanitarian disaster now unfolding.
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.
Kyiv 23th October 2017 - European Union together with international humanitarian organizations People in Need, Action Contre La Faim, Médecins du Monde and ACTED in partnership with IMPACT Initiatives will provide additional humanitarian assistance to over 163,000 people on both sides of the contact line in Ukraine. The European Union is providing €4.1 million in support of this initiative.
Since August 25th, there has been a steady escalation of violence against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, Myanmar. More than 415,000 people have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh and are now seeking refuge in the Cox's Bazar region. Many refugees have settled in makeshift camps, with limited supplies of food or water, and almost no access to medical care. Almost 80% of the refugees are women (including pregnant women) and children.
« Il y a de quoi se fâcher : les migrants sont maintenus dans des conditions de vie intenables, puis on s’étonne qu’ils soient malades » MdM s’indigne de cette inconsistance. Stigmatiser les migrants en pointant les maladies dont ils souffrent est inacceptable. Lorsque la police reçoit l’ordre de les réveiller pour enlever le bout de carton sur lequel ils dorment et qui les protège du froid, on peut imaginer qu’ils soient plus enclins à souffrir de bronchite, de pneumonie, voire de tuberculose.
London, UK, July 11, 2017 — Humanitarian organisations welcome the transition to Greek Government management of all aspects of service provision for asylum seekers on the Greek islands and for unaccompanied children throughout Greece.
Posted on June 26, 2017
For thousands of communities, gaining access to adequate healthcare in Pakistan is challenging. Since 1996, Doctors of the World has been active in Pakistan with the aim of reinforcing the country’s health infrastructure and providing healthcare to marginalized communities. We work across the country in regions such as Punjab, where we run sexual and reproductive health programs, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – where around 1 million people displaced by violence and natural disaster currently reside.
June 7, 2017
In recent days, the aerial bombardment campaign over Dara’a has intensified. According to reports from the ground, in the first five days of June, there have been approximately 330 direct fire activities, including air raids, explosive barrels, artillery, rockets, explosive cylinders, and explosive charges. These attacks have been carried out by the Syrian government and its allies, and represent a dramatic increase from the 165 aerial attacks which took place last month.
Les corps de 44 migrants ont été retrouvés sans vie dans le désert nigérien. Ils sont morts de soif après avoir été victimes d’une panne de moteur. Après la Méditerranée, c’est le désert d’Agadez qui devient à son tour un cimetière pour les réfugiés (pour les migrants). Et c’est une loi influencée par l’Union Européenne qui en est la cause.
Earlier this month, a 4×4 vehicle loaded with scales, a height measure, upper arm circumference tapes and food supplies departed from a hospital. Its destination was a Doctors of the World outreach clinic in Isiolo county, Kenya where the reported cases of malnutrition have risen quicker than anywhere else in the country.
We the undersigned organisations call upon UN Security Council members to take action to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, end the humanitarian crisis and support the UN Special Envoy's efforts towards an inclusive political solution to the conflict.
“We are living here in Shahda camp because we have lost almost everything. Before we came, we were feeding cardboard and water to our animals” – Star Abdullahi, a mother of 6 and one of the millions of people in Somalia who have fled violence, drought and hunger.
In 2011, just six short years ago, over 260,000 people starved to death in Somalia. This year, famine once again threatens thousands of families across the country.
“The Syria Regional Crisis Health Access Monitor is a Médecins du Monde quarterly publication that provides insight on the main barriers that prevent populations from accessing healthcare services inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey).”
We are on the precipice of another humanitarian crisis. The famine that is raging in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen is threatening the lives of millions of people. The crisis is urgent, complex and vast. Without swift action, alarming food shortages in Ethiopia, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, and Niger, could also spiral into crisis.