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Refugees, migration and displacement 

Over 70 million people are currently fleeing conflict or persecution around the world. Due to their race, religion or nationality, these people’s homes are no longer safe places to live and their governments’ no longer provide them with protection. 

MSF works around the world to provide lifesaving assistance to refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), from providing psychological care to nutritional support. 

We set up hospitals in refugee camps, we help women give birth safely, we vaccinate children to prevent epidemics and we provide access to safe drinking water. We also have specialised projects to try to reach those who are on the move, for example in Europe or South America, and throughout Africa.  


South Sudanese refugees recieve medical care from MSF in the Gambella camp in Ethiopia  ©Zacharius Abubeker

 

View of the Central Mosque in Elevage from a classroom that is now home to 3 families
14/10/2021

“My dream is to find a place where we can settle forever”

For close to 20 years, people in the Central African Republic have been suffering from the devastating impact of continuous violence: massive and repeated displacements and atrocities, extremely limited access to essential services, alarming health indicators, repeated reduction of humanitarian access.

07/10/2021

Libya: Thousands detained and many others left without medical care after five days of mass arrests

In the past three days, at least 5,000 migrants and refugees have been rounded up across Tripoli by government security forces. During the raids on their homes, many of those captured were reportedly subjected to severe physical violence, including sexual violence.

01/10/2021

The health benefits of community engagement in northeast DRC

MSF strategy is based on the desire to make the community an actor in the health of its members, and not just a beneficiary.

Cooking area at Ortese Camp, Benue State © Ghada Safaan/MSF
13/09/2021

“People are suffering”: Displacement continues, leaving hundreds of thousands exposed in Benue State of Nigeria

Persistent and increased violence in the Middle Belt of Nigeria is causing new waves of displacement into informal camps where services and support are non-existent. The newly displaced population is in urgent need of shelter, WASH services, vaccination, and protection. 

20/08/2021

"They had nowhere to stay, I decided to live with them"

In Mamfe, South-West Cameroon, Aunt Tanyi Serah hosts 24 children, most are war orphans who were forced to flee their homes.

19/08/2021

Central African Republic: As conflict hits the countryside, people suffer from displacement and lack of access to healthcare

Since December 2020, there has been a resurgence in the conflict between government forces and armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). In recent months the situation has become extremely volatile in many rural areas across the country. Insecurity caused by the fighting and fear of attacks have forced many to flee towards larger towns. The violence has also severely impacted the ability of organisations to provide healthcare.

05/07/2021

While appalling tragedies unfold in the central Mediterranean, MSF is determined to return to sea to save lives after Geo Barents detained in Italy

MSF calls upon the Italian authorities to swiftly facilitate the release of its search and rescue ship, to enable its return to sea as soon as possible.

22/06/2021

Testimonies of people who lost safety in Zamfara

Rising violence in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state is causing a humanitarian crisis. MSF teams in Zamfara state have witnessed an alarming rise in preventable illnesses associated with a lack of food, drinking water, shelter and vaccinations.

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Refugees, migration and displacement 

Over 70 million people are currently fleeing conflict or persecution around the world. Due to their race, religion or nationality, these people’s homes are no longer safe places to live and their governments’ no longer provide them with protection. 

MSF works around the world to provide lifesaving assistance to refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), from providing psychological care to nutritional support. 

We set up hospitals in refugee camps, we help women give birth safely, we vaccinate children to prevent epidemics and we provide access to safe drinking water. We also have specialised projects to try to reach those who are on the move, for example in Europe or South America, and throughout Africa.  


South Sudanese refugees recieve medical care from MSF in the Gambella camp in Ethiopia  ©Zacharius Abubeker