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.

Naga, Myanmar, Access to healthcare for remote communities
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Bringing healthcare to remote communities in Naga

25 Apr 2019
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Gaza, reconstructive surgery program, all uses.

New offensive exacerbating fragile humanitarian and public health situation

Project Update 19 Nov 2012

MSF prevented from reaching most communities affected by violence in Rakhine State

Press Release 5 Nov 2012
Democratic Republic of Congo

Congolese aid workers return to Pinga

Project Update 5 Nov 2012
Social violence and exclusion

Urban Survivors

Voices from the Field 2 Nov 2011

Fatal Policy: How the Rohingya Suffer the Consequences of Statelessness

Report 1 Oct 2011