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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

 

Antony, MSF’s health promoter, during an information session in Kario [© MSF/Jinaane Saad]
22/06/2022

Sudan: MSF handing over medical activities in Kario refugee camp to Sudanese Ministry of Health

MSF medical teams have been working in Kario camp in East Darfur for the past 5 years 

21/06/2022

Libya: MSF calls for evacuation of most vulnerable migrants to safe countries

Safe countries have a duty to facilitate the evacuation of these victims of violence and to protect them on their own soil

20/06/2022

World Refugee Day: MSF launches a new mental health intervention at Tongogara Refugee Camp

Today on World Refugee Day, MSF launches a new mental health intervention at Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC) in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, a place that has become home to nearly 15,000 refugees.

20/06/2022

From child refugee to MSF HR manager - the story of Moses Soro

"Because without MSF, maybe I’d be dead. Like my brothers, like my cousins, like all the people who didn’t make it "

MOH staff at the hospital during a malnutrition screening in Dupti hospital, Afar.
09/06/2022

MSF raises alert over alarming indications of large-scale nutritional crisis in Ethiopia's Afar region

Many people in Afar cannot access the very minimum levels of healthcare, food and water necessary to sustain human life

31/05/2022

Mozambique: The challenge of a safe pregnancy and childbirth in Cabo Delgado

Since October 2021, the MSF health promotion team in Mueda has partnered with community leaders and traditional birth attendants in Eduardo Mondlane camp in order to support pregnant women and young children.

Mariam gave birth to her son Isyaka while fleeing her village,
23/05/2022

Violence and displacement in Ippy mirror people’s daily reality in CAR

Far from international media attention, armed violence continues to rage in many parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), forcing entire communities from their homes and onto a path of death and despair.

300 outpatient consultations are performed every day at the MSF clinic in Nyakabande holding camp
17/05/2022

Uganda: MSF provides assistance to 18,000 Congolese refugees in Nyakabande holding camp

More assistance is needed to offer decent living conditions and access to medical care to refugees living in the holding camp

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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