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Social violence and exclusion

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Many people are unable to access healthcare simply because of who they are. They may be afraid to seek help, or are excluded because they are forced to live outside of mainstream societal bounds.

People who are excluded include undocumented migrants, street children, sex workers, prisoners, drug addicts or the mentally ill. Sometimes, entire communities are systematically neglected by relevant authorities. These might be people who live in slums, or communities hit by criminal violence and gang warfare. Our teams provide medical, psychological and social support to people cut off from health services. Our work also involves drawing attention to the obstacles patients face in accessing healthcare.

Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya

Ongoing violence against detained migrants forces MSF to suspend Tripoli detention centre activities

Press Release 22 Jun 2021
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Violence in Guerrero, Mexico

Violence in Guerrero, Mexico

Since 2016, MSF has run mobile clinics in Guerrero, Mexico - one of Mexico's most violent states. Violence is something that affects different communities in the state of Guerrero, mainly due to fighting between different organised crime groups over the cultivation of poppies and avocados. This violence causes communities in the affected villages to live in confinement and leaves people without access to healthcare or education. Our teams attempt to fill these gaps through mobile clinics offering health services including preventive measure against COVID-19.

A Doctors of the World staff member provides care
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Mental health crisis unfolds at RAF Wethersfield Mass Containment Site 31 May 2024
Violence in Port-au-Prince

Urgent need of medical supplies in Haiti as extreme violence isolates people in need

Press Release 21 May 2024
Fire at MSF office Buthidaung

MSF office and pharmacy in Rakhine state destroyed in fire amid ongoing violence

Press Release 16 Apr 2024
Violence in Port-au-Prince

In Port-au-Prince, the “violence is like gangrene, spreading and threatening us all.”

Voices from the Field 10 Apr 2024
MSF Response to bullet wounded patients - Tabarre

Retrospective estimation of crude mortality in Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Report 7 Mar 2024
Medical consequences of the violence in Port-au-Prince

New survey reveals extreme levels of violence in Port-au-Prince

Press Release 7 Mar 2024