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Médecins Sans Frontières locations in response to the crisis.

Over the past year, Somalia has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons, resulting in one of the driest years in decades in many pastoral zones. The impact of the drought has been exacerbated by high local cereal prices, excess livestock mortality, conflict and restricted humanitarian access in some areas. Large parts of Somalia have been ravaged by civil war for over twenty years, and people displaced have great difficulties accessing the few places where food aid and health care is extended.

Médecins Sans Frontières teams are fully stretched in various locations inside Somalia, as well as assisting exhausted refugees crossing Somalia’s borders into Ethiopia and Kenya.

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Critical conditions for South Sudanese refugees in Gambella

09/07/2014

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...

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Helping South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia

24/04/2014

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia’s Paediatric Advisor Daniel Martinez recently returned from Ethiopia with a first-hand perspective on the refugee crisis facing South Sudan.

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