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16 Oct 2017 description

The Hawijah military offensive launched by Iraqi forces to oust the Islamic State group from its last major urban stronghold has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighboring districts of Kirkuk governorate. They are arriving in vulnerable condition and in urgent need of care, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

13 Oct 2017 description

Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13, 2017—People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are still not receiving two newer tuberculosis (TB) drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid, which have shown improved cure rates for the disease, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the global TB community is meeting.

12 Oct 2017 description

12 October 2017

The offensive on the district of Hawijah has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighbouring districts of Kirkuk governorate, northern Iraq, where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing them arriving in urgent need of care.

11 Oct 2017 description

“The truth is, I was afraid of doctors,” says 37-year-old Lidia Oro, holding her newborn in her arms. “My oldest son is 22 and I gave birth to him and the others at home, attended by a midwife.” In all, Lidia had six home births, but her seventh baby was born in a mother and child health clinic supported by Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Choloma, northwest Honduras.

10 Oct 2017 description

Greece: EU border policies fuel mental health crisis for asylum seekers

MSF calls on authorities to immediately relocate asylum seekers on Greek islands to the Greek mainland

07 Oct 2017 description

A la Primature, le Premier Ministre, M. Bruno Tshibala a reçu en audience vendredi 06 octobre 2017 la délégation conjointe comprenant le Représentant de l’OMS en RDC, le Représentant du Fonds mondial, le Représentant de l’ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires: CDC, MSF, PEPFAR, Partenariat STOP TUB, UNICEF, USAID. Il s’est félicité de ce partenariat solide et de la mobilisation annoncée d’importantes ressources auprès du Fonds mondial et du PEPFAR pour la période triennale 2018-2020 en matière de lutte contre les deux maladies susmentionnées.

06 Oct 2017 description

6 October 2017

During the annual peak of malnutrition and malaria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) increases its teams in the Zinder, Tahoua and Maradi regions, in southern Niger. This year we are employing more than 1,430 people in health structures and villages to prevent, detect and treat the diseases that affect children under five. The focus is on prevention, and strategies to treat children as quickly, and as close to their communities, as possible.

06 Oct 2017 description

Acute malnutrition crisis and disease outbreaks in Somali region

6 October 2017

Three rainy seasons in a row without substantial rains have led to a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Crops have failed, cattle have died and millions of people across the country are facing food and water shortages.

People in the Somali region are particularly affected by acute malnutrition crisis and disease outbreaks.

Malnutrition crisis

06 Oct 2017 description

Juba – Jez Goeldi knew something was wrong when he realised that the chaotic hum of the nearby market had suddenly disappeared, leaving him and his colleagues engulfed in an eerie silence. They were inside the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 12-bed medical facility in Aburoch, in the White Nile, northeastern South Sudan. “The donkeys and chickens were gone, and that told me that the population had yet again been forced to flee,” says Goeldi, the 36-year-old deputy logistics coordinator for MSF. Moments later, the silence was shattered by the pounding of artillery fire.

06 Oct 2017 description

Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years. Conditions are dire for these refugees, most of whom have little or no access to safe water, essential supplies, or medical care.

05 Oct 2017 description

In recent years, severe drought and the resulting die-off of livestock have forced thousands of formerly nomadic people to settle near Galorgube, a small town in the Doolo Zone of Ethiopia’s Somali region. The situation has led to a humanitarian emergency in the area, with an acute malnutrition crisis and outbreaks of disease taking a heavy toll on the displaced population. The number of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone is now at the highest point in the ten years Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has worked in the area.

03 Oct 2017 description

Renewed violence in Central African Republic (CAR) has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, either to be displaced elsewhere within CAR, or to seek refuge in Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF is responding to the crisis and is providing medical assistance in several areas throughout CAR.

Context

03 Oct 2017 description

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.

29 Sep 2017 description

By Dr. Natasha Reyes, Emergency Response Support Manager

The first surprise was the sheer size of the attack on Marawi City by pro- Islamic State group fighters.

The crisis since – with 360,000 people displaced, and heavy fighting into its fifth month – is equally unprecedented, leaving the Mindanao region of the Philippines with new and lasting humanitarian needs.

29 Sep 2017 description

Brussels/New York, September 28, 2017—An escalation in the targeted bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwestern Syria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today.

28 Sep 2017 description

MSF asks warring parties and their backers not to strike health care facilities

28 Sep 2017 description

Yemen: Government health staff are saving lives without salaries in the war-torn country

27 Sep 2017 description

En respuesta al terremoto que azotó a México el pasado 19 de septiembre y con el fin de brindar atención médica y psicológica a los afectados, hemos desplegado equipos psicosociales en Ciudad de México y equipos móviles a las zonas más alejadas.

Carmen Rodríguez, nuestra especialista en salud mental en México, nos ofrece más detalles acerca del trabajo de los equipos y cuáles son los desafíos que afronta la población tras un suceso como este.

¿Cómo es la situación y qué está haciendo MSF en respuesta al terremoto?

27 Sep 2017 description

Le mois de juin a marqué le premier anniversaire de la prise en charge chirurgicale d’urgence à l’Hôpital Régional de Maroua, en appui au Ministère de la santé publique (MINSANTE). En effet, c’est en juin 2015 que nous avons lancé nos activités chirurgicales et depuis, elles n’ont cessé d’aller en s’améliorant, bien que plusieurs défis restent d’actualité.