Chapter 9 - Route

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

More than 68.5 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced.

There are many reasons for flight, including war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, destitution and repression.

With health and well-being jeopardized, the lives of the most vulnerable can be at risk. The majority are internally displaced people (IDPs), meaning they haven't crossed a border and have stayed within their country.

MSF teams work alongside people on the move at their points of arrival or during the treacherous journeys they undertake, inside and outside their countries.

Dreams and hopes clash with daily realities in a refugee camp
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Refugees around the world: Stories of survival

Voices from the Field 19 Jun 2019
Nutritional crisis in southern Ethiopia

Alarming rates of malnutrition among displaced people in southern Ethiopia

Press Release 17 Apr 2019
المهاجرون محتجزون في طرابلس

Detained refugees trapped, Libyan families flee, as fighting worsens in Tripoli

Project Update 17 Apr 2019
Medical care to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

Assisting Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

Project Update 17 Apr 2019
Still enormous humanitarian needs in South Sudan
South Sudan

There’s a lot to be done to address the uncountable health needs

Voices from the Field 16 Apr 2019
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya

Trapped refugees must be released and granted safety from Tripoli fighting

Project Update 11 Apr 2019

Rwandan genocide 25 years on: MSF caught in spiral of extreme violence from Rwanda to Zaire

Voices from the Field 5 Apr 2019
Diffa: recent attack in Nguigmi village

Violence, humanitarian needs and fear mount in Diffa

Project Update 4 Apr 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo

The daily struggle for survival in DRC

Op-Ed 4 Apr 2019
Over 30,000 people in acute need in Monguno

Over 30,000 people in acute need in northern Borno state

Press Release 4 Apr 2019
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya

Migrants in Libya: “We were able to make their time in that horrible place slightly better.”

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2019
Central American Migration

People fleeing put at risk through dangerous government migration policies

Voices from the Field 26 Mar 2019
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya

Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre

Press Release 20 Mar 2019
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