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South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia: An emergency situation requiring a special response

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing medical aid to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia...

Nigeria: “There are only two doctors in the whole of north Borno State”

Between May 2013 and November 2014, the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in three...

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"Back home we were quite well off... now we have lost everything"

The recent conflict between Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces in the north of Iraq has led to the displacement of over 250,000 people since 3 August, many of whom have fled to Kurdistan.

Médecins Sans Frontières was the...

21/08/2014 Iraq

"Eight months ago, I fell sick..."

Omar is 39 years old. Suffering from multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis, he has been under the Médecins Sans Frontières team at Zougdidi since last July. Two months after starting his treatment, he was able to leave hospital to...

18/03/2008 Georgia

"HIV positive people were not treated as normal human beings"

Thembi Ngcamphalala is an ‘expert client’ for Médecins Sans Frontières in Swaziland’s remote Shiselweni region, sharing her experiences and counselling people who are living with HIV/AIDS. She is a joyful and energetic woman,...

13/08/2012 Swaziland

"I never imagined my partner and community could reject me after surviving Ebola"

Ebola survivor and Médecins Sans Frontières’ psychosocial assistant Siannie tells her story:

04/02/2015 Liberia

"Now that cholera is here…you must watch your children"

A few days ago, Mary Keji rushed her two children, Matthew, 4, and Ludia, 2½, to Médecins Sans Frontières’ Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC). Matthew had begun to vomit and later to have serious diarrhoea. A few hours later, Ludia...

10/06/2014 South Sudan

A beam of hope in Tawila Hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières opens newly renovated hospital in North Darfur

08/04/2010 Sudan

Adem’s glance at death

On the bright morning of 3 November 2014, Adem, a 29-year-old mother of three arrived at the Yambio State Hospital’s maternity ward in South Sudan with advanced labour pains. While taking her medical and obstetrical history, the...

08/01/2015 South Sudan

Central African Republic: "It is not over in our country"

Marvin was one of the first casualties of the Battle of Bangui in December 2013, a battle in which the Seleka rebels opposed the anti-Balaka militia. He was shot in the leg as he tried to protect his property. Treated by Médecins...

13/02/2015 Central African Republic

Eden loses his leg due to violence in eastern DRC

Eden, a nine-year-old boy, was seriously injured in the recent fighting between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the M23 rebel group in Goma, eastern Congo. He is one of 60 wounded patients...

03/12/2012 Democratic Republic of Congo

Ending My Journey with XDR-TB

They lay there on a small saucer – five bright yellow capsules, a big white tablet and a brown capsule. And with one brave last gulp Phumeza Tisile, aged 23 years, put an end to her daily ritual of the last two years and...

30/08/2013 South Africa
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