Malawi Prisons - Chichiri and Maula

Social violence and exclusion

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.
 

 
Harare Central Hospital Psychiatric Unit
Photo Story

Zimbabwe mental health project

8 Feb 2018
Photo Story
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre

Press Release 20 Mar 2019
 
Families suffering from displacement in Herat, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

The long struggle of displaced families to survive winter in Herat

Project Update 20 Mar 2019
 
MSF PRESENCE IN RED ZONES OF SAN SALVADOR ALLOWS HEALTH OFFICIALS TO RESTART ACTIVITIES
El Salvador

Breaking the invisible barriers that divide neighbourhoods controlled by gangs

Project Update 11 Feb 2019
 
Violence in Buenaventura
Colombia

Buenaventura: “MSF fills a huge vacuum in helping victims of violence”

Interview 11 Feb 2019
 
MSF activities in El Salvador
El Salvador

MSF facilitates access to healthcare in communities of San Salvador and Soyapango

Project Update 3 Jul 2018
 
VOT project Athens
Mental health

Visible and invisible wounds – MSF treats survivors of torture

Voices from the Field 26 Jun 2018