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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

 

04/05/2021

Ethiopia: People in rural Tigray hit by impact of crisis and humanitarian neglect

Many of Tigray’s six million people live in mountainous and rural areas where they are all but invisible to the outside world. While teams of aid workers have been deployed to the main cities of this northern Ethiopian region over recent months, aid is failing to reach more remote communities, where the impact of the conflict has often been severe. Many people have been unable to access healthcare and other basic services for the past six months and are still living in fear.

04/05/2021

Burkina Faso: providing healthcare in a region ravaged by violence

Burkina Faso’s North region hosts more than 100,000 internally displaced people who fled recurring violence in this part of the country. Since January 2021, MSF’s mobile teams have been offering healthcare support to people in the villages of Sirfou, Todiame, Rounga and Ouindigui, where thousands of these displaced persons have settled, but where access to healthcare and other basic services is severely limited.

Dagahaley camp, Dadaab - July 2019
01/05/2021

Kenya: Forcing solutions onto refugees is not the answer

Flashquote from Adrian Guadarrama, Deputy Programme Manager

Dadaab camp
16/04/2021

Kenya: Shutting refugee camps will have a devastating impact on refugees

Flashquote from Dana Krause, the Head of Mission for MSF in Kenya

MSF community health educator sensitizing and educating mothers
08/04/2021

Five years of providing general healthcare in Nduta refugee camp

Since 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing health care in the Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania.

Nyabol* arrived in Pagak in February 2021, with three of her own children and three nieces and nephe
08/04/2021

Asylum seekers are stuck in appalling conditions in Ethiopia’s Gambella region

Médecins Sans Frontières is concerned about the situation of thousands of asylum seekers from South Sudan who have been stuck for months in appalling conditions in a reception center in Ethiopia’s Gambella region without meaningful access to essential services, especially food aid. MSF is worried that conditions will deteriorate even further in the upcoming rainy season

People displaced by violent attacks in Palma who fled into Pemba housed at the stadium
07/04/2021

Mozambique: “People ran into the bush to save their lives”

Amparo Vilasmil is MSF mental health activity manager in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. She is part of a team operating in Montepuez, the second most populous city in the province and one of the destinations for people fleeing recent attacks in the coastal town of Palma.

Administrators register newly arrived displaced people at Tsegay Berhe
26/03/2021

Ethiopia: Tigray’s cities fill with displaced people fleeing insecurity and in need of aid

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of displaced people have arrived in cities in the conflict-hit region of Tigray, northern Ethiopia. They join others who arrived earlier and are staying in schools and empty buildings, in poor conditions and without basic services. Many have already been displaced multiple times since November.

 

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Ethiopia: Tigray Crisis

People have been left without healthcare and tens of thousands have been displaced across Ethiopia and Sudan, following fighting that broke out in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, in November 2020.

MSF teams are working on both sides of the border, providing assistance to people in refugees camps in Sudan, and to the displaced and host communities within Tigray in Ethiopia.

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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