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Influx of wounded patients in Sica hospital in Bangui
Central African Republic

“It felt like it was raining bullets” in attacks on villages that kill over 50

On Tuesday 21 May, dozens of civilians were killed when three villages in the Ouham-Pendé region were attacked by gunmen. One of the survivors, who was transferred to Bangui and treated by MSF, recalls the events. Voices from the Field - 24 May 2019
 
 MSF on the migration route to Mexico
Central American Migration

“Mexico is not an option for my family to stay”

Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from across Central America, trying to cross to the United States, are stuck in Mexico and currently living in shelters and on the streets of violent border cities, such as Reynosa, Mexicali and Nuevo Laredo. Project Update - 24 May 2019
 
One-shot intervention in Menka, North-West Region of Cameroon
Cameroon

Five things to know about the violence in North-West and South-West Cameroon

Since 2016, conflict has been steadily growing in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon. The violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a little-known humanitarian crisis. Read the five things to know more about this emergency. Project Update - 23 May 2019
 
Arnal Lual, a snakebite patient in the post-op ward
Snakebite

WHO launches strategy to cut snakebite deaths and disabilities in half

Médecins Sans Frontières welcomes the release of the long-anticipated World Health Organization (WHO) strategy on the prevention and control of snakebite envenoming, aiming to cut in half the number of snakebite deaths and cases of disability by 2030. Press Release - 23 May 2019
 
Aguek Deng, a snakebite patient in the post-op ward
Snakebite

Antivenom, not frogs, needed to cure snakebite

MSF teams in Agok, South Sudan, are having to find new ways to treat people bitten by snakes, after a key antivenom stopped production. For the victims of snakebite, it is a race against time, distance and overcoming traditional methods to cure snake envenoming. Project Update - 21 May 2019
 
Paediatric TB Care - Dushanbe
Tuberculosis

Breaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan

Tajikistan has one of the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant tuberculosisin the world. Children aged under 15 years are particularly vulnerable to TB. Paediatric TB is not ignored in Tajikistan. The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoH) and partners have been developing strategies to advance detection and treatment for this high-risk but neglected group. Report - 17 May 2019
 
Measles outbreak in Maiduguri
Nigeria

“I have not seen such high numbers of measles cases”

Maiduguri, in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, is experiencing a severe measles outbreak, with thousands of children admitted to MSF treatment units in hospitals. The outbreak of the highly infectious disease has spread because of low vaccination coverage rates. Project Update - 17 May 2019
 
Al Hol camp, Al Hassakeh Governorate
Syria

Women and children continue to suffer in northeast Syria’s Al Hol camp

Vulnerable people, mostly women and children, are living in overcrowded and substandard conditions in Al Hol camp, northeastern Syria, where a humanitarian crisis has unfolded and the needs of people in the camp remain unmet. Press Release - 16 May 2019
 
One year after the “bloodbath” of 14 May
Palestine

Gaza, one year after the protests’ bloodiest day

On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians. A year later, many of those injured are still struggling with the devastating consequences of their wounds. Project Update - 14 May 2019
 
The “big road” in Cox’s Bazar
Rohingya refugee crisis

Crisis update - May 2019

May 2019 update on activities in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, providing care for Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar. Crisis Update - 14 May 2019
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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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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