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“Drug addiction is an illness that should be treated just like any other illness”

"Working with people who use drugs was something totally new to me. In Kenya I also found a totally different culture from what I am used to, but I have interacted with good people and the staff I have worked with are talented and know their work well," Ijaaz Zarin – MSF project coordinator, Kiambu.  


Kenya: Urgent humanitarian response required to address rising malnutrition cases in Marsabit

In north-eastern parts of Kenya, an ongoing drought rages following three consecutive seasons of failed rains, making an already dire food insecurity situation worse.

Aerial view of Dagahaley camp

Kenya: Focus on solutions for Dadaab refugees critical as humanitarian needs increase

The push for durable solutions for refugees needs to be hastened to ensure refugees are self-reliant, economically empowered and well-integrated by providing them with the tools and opportunities to integrate into society.


“Being a leader calls for so much”

In the overcrowded Mathare slum area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, Médecins Sans Frontières runs a 24-hour sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) care clinic called Lavender House, where Barbara Salano Kerre is the sexual and gender-based violence mental health supervisor.


Dadaab Refugee Camp: A timeline

MSF has provided healthcare to refugees in Dadaab for most of the camps’ existence, having set up activities in the camp for the first time in 1991. 

Aerial view of Dagahaley camp

Kenya: Urgent solutions needed for refugees as camps close

The expected closure of Dadaab refugee camps next year presents an opportunity to consider solutions for refugees aimed at providing a means to a safe and dignified life.