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Ethiopia: MSF Forced to Suspend Majority of Activities Amid Enormous Needs

The situation remains extremely precarious and volatile for people, as well as for teams attempting to provide lifesaving assistance

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella, and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of the Tigray region, for a period of three months, in order to comply with an order from the…

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MSF extends Support to Livingstone Hospital for Another Month amid COVID-19 Surge in Nelson Mandela Bay

Hospital admissions have continued rising for a longer period compared to previous waves

MSF is no substitute for a functioning health system and calls on the Eastern Cape health department to urgently address leadership and medical staff gaps to avert unnecessary deaths, system collapse in future COVID-19 waves. To prevent system collapse in Livingstone Hospital as the number of people infected with COVID-19 continue to…

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Madagascar: MSF calls for an immediate increase in aid as food and nutrition crisis continues

MSF teams are treating malnourished children as annual lean season looms

As people in southern Madagascar face the worst food and nutrition crisis to hit the region in decades, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls once again for an immediate and massive increase in food aid. Since March, MSF has provided critical medical care to 6,000 malnourished children across 20 locations in the…

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SOUTH SUDAN: Two Deaths from Hepatitis E as Result of Deplorable Sanitation Condition in Bentiu IDP Camp

An alarming jump in the number of patients with hepatitis E and acute watery diarrhoea has been seen in the camp for internal displaced persons (IDP) in Bentiu, South Sudan

An alarming jump in the number of patients with hepatitis E and acute watery diarrhoea has been seen in the camp for internal displaced persons (IDP) in Bentiu, South Sudan. The situation is critical with two deaths already registered within a month since end of July, alerted the international medical…

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Emergency aid in Madagascar resumes as medical staff are grant access

People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis that is leaving thousands of children severely ill

Nine new visas have been provided to our staff thanks to the actions of the authorities. This will allow us to continue our food distributions and treatment of malnourished patients in the districts of Amboasary and Ambovombe. MSF expresses its thanks to the Malagasy authorities, especially the President’s office, for…

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From Reactive to Proactive: How MSF in Beira is Stepping Up its Disaster Response Preparations

Recognizing the need for better disaster response plans, the project has taken a proactive approach in preparing its team and local organisations ahead of the rainy season

Natural disasters, such as floods, cyclones, drought and earthquakes, have had a significant impact on Mozambique’s people. Cyclone Idai made landfall in the eastern city of Beira, the capital of Sofala province, on 14 March 2019. Within days it had reduced 80 per cent of the city to ruins and…

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Emergency aid in Madagascar prevented as medical staff are denied access

A historic drought, sandstorms and COVID-19 have plunged Madagascar into a catastrophic humanitarian situation

People in dire need in Madagascar may lose access to essential medical aid as MSF staff have been denied entry visas; A historic drought, sandstorms and COVID-19 have plunged Madagascar into a catastrophic humanitarian situation; We call on the Malagasy authorities to urgently grant entry visas to our staff in order to provide emergency nutritional…

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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is forced to withdraw its teams from Cameroon’s North-West region

Since 2018, MSF had been one of the few international NGOs offering free medical care to communities in the North-West region

After nearly eight months of suspension by the Cameroonian authorities, medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to withdraw its teams from the North-West region, an area badly affected by years of armed violence between security forces and armed separatist groups. "We cannot stay any…

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Reining in Hepatitis: preventing and treating the hush killer among vulnerable populations in Kenya

Due to the high costs involved and lack of access to diagnostics and treatment for viral hepatitis, many go untested and die silently

Viral hepatitis caused 1.34 million deaths in 2015, a number comparable to deaths caused by TB and higher than those caused by HIV. However, the number of deaths due to viral hepatitis is, worryingly, increasing over time, while mortality caused by tuberculosis and HIV is declining. When she was almost…

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Central African Republic: Repeated attacks on medical care leave people vulnerable to disease and death

Over the past six months, MSF teams have witnessed dozens of health facilities ransacked, damaged and occupied by armed men

Relentless attacks on patients, health staff and medical facilities in Central African Republic (CAR) during a countrywide surge in violence are forcing the suspension of medical activities and seriously constraining people’s access to healthcare, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). “The resurgence of the conflict in…