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Mass vaccination of 42,000 children against measles in the region of Bunyakiri in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Members of the Médecins Sans Frontières emergency team in the province of South Kivu, in the...

Scores of wounded treated after heavy fighting in Kunduz province in Afghanistan

Heavy clashes between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups in the north-eastern...


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Médecins Sans Frontières responds to a lack of essential medicines in Gaza


On January 20, Médecins Sans Frontières donated essential medicines to the cardiology department at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, where shortages hinder access to medical care.


Médecins Sans Frontières provides primary healthcare to Ivorian refugees in Liberia


According to the UNHCR, close to 30,000 refugees have been fleeing post-election violence and tensions in Ivory Coast. Most of the Ivorian refugees are hosted in villages along the border in Nimba County. A Médecins Sans...

Nomadic herders forced to flee in Northern Congo


A Médecins Sans Frontières team in northern Congo carried out more than 500 consultations for a group of 600 nomads over a period of just three weeks in northern Congo. The women, children and elderly nomads had gathered in a...

Médecins Sans Frontières responds to floods in Brazil


Since last Tuesday, torrential rains have caused severe flooding in the mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro. More than 630 people are estimated to have been killed in the flooding and resulting landslides while thousands...

Haiti: Médecins Sans Frontières nears 100,000 cholera patients treated


Port-au-Prince, 14 Jan 2011 – As Haiti remembers those killed by the earthquake one year ago, the pace of the spread of cholera seems to have slowed in the North and in Port-au-Prince, though the outbreak remains unpredictable...

Ivory Coast: A Médecins Sans Frontières surgical team treats injured in Duékoué


The clashes that erupted in Duékoué in western Ivory Coast on January 3rd resulted in many injured and more than 12,000 displaced persons. In support of the general hospital in the city, Médecins Sans Frontières teams have...

Haiti earthquake: One year after


A review of Médecins Sans Frontières humanitarian aid operations. Haitians faced the adversities of life on a daily basis even before a devastating earthquake struck on January 12, 2010. As a major medical and humanitarian...

In Transit: Flood Survivors Rebuild Lives


Dusty, thin tents and shelters made of tree branches stretch off into the distance in the vast, unplanted fields of Raziq Binu village, Sindh Province.

In Abyei, women and children pay the heaviest price of the lack of healthcare


Since 2006, Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing much needed primary healthcare in the troubled Abyei region. Intervening in this tense area has become more and more difficult. But needs remain huge. In south Sudan,...

Sudan: “Whatever the outcome of the referendum, access to care remains an absolute priority in Abyei”


While the whole world is interested in South Sudan’s political situation ahead of the referendum on self-determination, the region is in the midst of a humanitarian and medical crisis. More than 75% of the population does not...

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