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Diffa, Niger: Young managed touched by the conflict

Diffa’s young minds damaged by the conflict

Children account for about 70 per cent of the 250,000 people who have sought refuge in Diffa, Niger, fleeing conflict in the Lake Chad region. MSF is running a mental health and psychosocial support programme for children and adolescents in Diffa, to help them to overcome the trauma they have experienced. Project Update - 14 Dec 2018
Diffa, Niger: Young managed touched by the conflict

Lives haunted by violence

Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict, forcing 250,000 people from their homes, over two-thirds of them children. Halisa, Mohammed, Asan, Aïcha, Mariam and Issa, participants in the mental health programme that MSF runs in Diffa, share their stories. Voices from the Field - 14 Dec 2018
Diffa, Niger: Young managed touched by the conflict
Mental health

“It takes a lot to bring these children back to something approaching a normal life”

Interview with Cristina Carreño, MSF mental health advisor, on the role of mental healthcare for children in MSF’s programmes for victims of violence, conflict or natural disasters, and notably for displaced populations. Interview - 13 Dec 2018
Central American Migration

US asylum restrictions are deepening Mexican border crisis

Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence. Press Release - 13 Dec 2018
No safe haven for Iraq’s displaced

Iraq’s displaced see no hope on the horizon

Iraqis who fled the Islamic State group’s iron grip and the US-led coalition’s bombing campaigns have all but lost hope in the future. Their story is testament to the fact that, while the Islamic State group appears to have been defeated militarily, peace and prosperity remain a distant dream for many Iraqis. Voices from the Field - 12 Dec 2018
MMR Vaccination in Chios, Greece
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

"Migration is not a crime. Saving lives is not a crime"

Speech given by MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu at the Global Compact of Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, on refugees and migration. Speech - 11 Dec 2018
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya

Open letter to the UN on the fate of refugees trapped in dangerous Libya

Open letter from MSF to Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, on the situation of the refugees and migrants forcibly disembarked from the Nivin merchant ship and still at risk in Libya Open Letter - 10 Dec 2018
Aquarius: denouncing and activity
Mediterranean migration

Aquarius forced to end operations as Europe condemns people to drown

As people continuing to flee by sea along the world’s deadliest migration route, not only has Europe failed to provide search and rescue capacity - it has actively sabotaged others’ attempts to save lives. Press Release - 6 Dec 2018
MSF Trauma Center - Taiz

Whether it be from the sky or on the ground, medical care is a target in Yemen

An article by Alex Dunne, MSF Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Yemen, first published on www.independent.ie on 23 November 2018. In the Media - 6 Dec 2018
Inpatient Male Department, Al-Nasser Hospital - Ad Dhale

“When you add it all up, you’re looking at a devastating situation for the people of Yemen”

Four years into the recent conflict, Robert Onus, MSF’s former head of mission in Yemen, describes its impact on people across the country. Interview - 6 Dec 2018
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Independent medical humanitarian assistance

We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

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