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Unobstructed motherhood: women delivering safely in Sidama, Ethiopia

Oval-shaped huts scattered amid lush trees and expansive green meadows are typical of villages in...

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South Sudan Crisis Update: July 2014


Médecins Sans Frontières has more than 3,800 international and local staff in South Sudan. In addition, more than 60 international staff provide support to Médecins Sans Frontières’ operations in South Sudan from neighbouring...

Afghanistan: Médecins Sans Frontières cares for wounded following heavy fighting in Helmand province


Heavy fighting in Central and Northern Helmand Province between the Afghan and opposition forces has seen an increase in war -wounded patients in the Médecins Sans Frontières-supported Boost Hospital, in Lashkar Gah. During the...

Iraq: “Today the greatest medical needs remain in areas that are extremely difficult and dangerous to reach”


With the resurgence of violence in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the major Iraqi cities of Mosul, Fallujah and Tikrit in the past month as a result of fighting between armed opposition groups and the Iraqi army.

Buruli ulcer: "We're in the process of writing a page of medical history"


After 12 years of involvement in the treatment of Buruli ulcer in Akonolinga, Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières has completed the handover of some of its activities to the Ministry of Health. The unique nature of the project has...

Gaza: a population under siege


The intensity of bombings in the Israeli military operation “Protective Edge” makes it extremely dangerous for the population and Médecins Sans Frontières teams in Gaza to move around.

Sierra Leone: Race against time to control the Ebola outbreak


The Ebola outbreak that is currently sweeping through West Africa is reaching an unprecedented scale in terms of its geographical spread, the number of cases and the number of victims.

Sexual violence in Kenya: life after the violence


Every month, Médecins Sans Frontières treats some 200 new survivors of sexual violence in the Mathare slums east of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. A unique programme has been put in place to treat their injuries and help them...

Critical conditions for South Sudanese refugees in Gambella


South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella, Ethiopia, fleeing their homes because of the violence, and walking for days seeking safe shelter and food. But the conditions in the Gambella camps are far from ideal, with...

“For some, Ebola is akin to magic”


The Ebola fever epidemic currently raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is of an unprecedented scale. Since March this year, Médecins Sans Frontières has treated more than 250 confirmed cases.

Health chaos in Central African Republic


Since December 2013, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been torn apart by a conflict with increasingly religious overtones. The escalating violence and displacement have made an already catastrophic health situation even...

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