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South Sudan: New MSF hospital in Ulang assists people affected by violence and neglect

MSF has put in place a referral system, with patients mainly transported by speedboat along the Sobat river from outlying health centres to Ulang hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started a stable project in the northeastern town of Ulang, close to the Ethiopian border in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, to address the needs of people living in a remote and neglected area who have been affected by years of war and…

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Chad: “The measles epidemic declared in May 2018 is still not under control”

MSF emergency team vaccinates 107,000 children against measles and steps up its medical response as year-long outbreak steps up in intensity

Parts of Chad, including the capital N’Djamena and the city of Am Timan, are in the throes of a measles outbreak that has lasted for a year and is rising in intensity. To help bring it under control, an emergency team from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders…

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Mozambique: MSF strengthens its emergency response to Hurricane Kenneth

MSF started Water and Sanitation (WASH) activities in February 2019 in Pemba, the Capital of the Province, and therefore already has a small team present

Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern coast of Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique on Thursday evening last week. Several towns and communities are heavily damaged. Rains are still continuing, and there are large areas that are flooded, or are at risk of flooding. MSF started Water and Sanitation (WASH) activities in…

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Ethiopia: MSF launches an emergency response in Gedeo as displacement crisis leads to alarming malnutrition rates

MSF teams are now supporting the Regional Health Bureau with a focus on nutrition

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has launched an emergency response in the Gedeo area of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), and is calling on humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia to urgently scale up their support for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the numerous camps in…

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Update: Emergency response to cholera in Mozambique

There are serious medical and public health concerns with the spread of cholera and other water-borne diseases, skin infections and respiratory tract infections

The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working to support the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to address ongoing outbreaks of cholera in Beira, Nhamatanda district and Dondo, with teams treating over 100 patients suspected as suffering from cholera every day. There are serious medical and public health concerns with the spread…

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Nigeria: Tens of thousands in acute need following clashes in Borno state

The conflict in Nigeria's Borno state has led to a massive humanitarian crisis over the last 10 years

An estimated 30,000 people are in acute need of shelter and other basic necessities in the northeastern Nigerian town of Monguno after fleeing fighting between government forces and armed opposition groups, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for a coordinated aid response…

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Nigeria: Over 30,000 people in acute need in Monguno, Borno state

MSF, along with some other humanitarian organisations, have built shelters in different camps and have capacity to accommodate more displaced people

Over 30,000 people who were forced to flee to the town of Monguno following renewed clashes that erupted in Nigeria’s Borno state in late December are in acute need of shelter, water, sanitation, food, protection, medical care and mental health support, warns international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders…

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MSF Response to Cholera Confirmation in Mozambique

MSF is already supporting the Ministry of Health to care for patients suspected to be suffering from cholera in three health centers of Beira

Following the Mozambican government’s official declaration of cholera almost two weeks after Cyclone Idai, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up activities to treat people with cholera and help curb the spread of the disease. The cyclone and subsequent flooding substantially damaged the…

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Mozambique flooding and response: both enormous in scale

The response to the disaster caused by heavy flooding and Cyclone Idai will be simply enormous in scale

More than a million people are struggling to rebuild their lives in flood-affected parts of Mozambique, many of whom are in urgent need of assistance for the basics to survive. The response to the disaster caused by heavy flooding and Cyclone Idai will be simply enormous in scale. Médecins Sans…

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On the ground in Mozambique: “The first thing you see is destruction”

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the cyclone in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

Teams with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to the devastating floods in southern Africa following Cyclone Idai, which hit the region late last week. The first MSF emergency team arrived yesterday in Beira, Mozambique, a port city of half a million people…