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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

 

[ © Guglielmo Mangiapane/SOS MEDITERRANEE]
12/08/2018

Aquarius calls on European Governments to assign place of safety after rescues on Mediterranean

European policies hindering the provision of humanitarian assistance have resulted in a skyrocketing number of deaths in the Mediterranean in recent months

17/05/2018

North Darfur: Only distant dreams of returning home for people in Sortoni camp

MSF Head of Mission, Elmounzer Ag Jiddou, explains life in the camp, which is home to more than 23,000 people 

08/07/2017

Innocent Maniraruta

Meet Innocent, a Finance Manager from Rwanda who was inspired to join MSF after tragic events in his own country 

09/02/2017

Kenya: MSF welcomes Kenyan High Court ruling about plan to close Dadaab refugee camps

MSF urges the Government of Kenya to uphold the decision, and that any return of people to Somalia should be on a voluntary basis

13/10/2016

Dadaab:  Return of refugees to Somalia in current conditions ‘inhumane and irresponsible’

A report by MSF shows that more than eight out of ten people living in Dadaab do not want to return to Somalia 

20/08/2013

Why MSF decided to leave Somalia

Dr Unni Karunakara, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) explains our organisation's difficult decision 

14/08/2013

MSF forced to close all medical programmes in Somalia

Abuse and manipulation of humanitarian action end 22 years of medical aid in Somalia; armed groups and civilian leadership support and tolerance of violent attacks against MSF undermine minimum security guarantees needed to maintain assistance programmes

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Most of the world's countries have reported cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 and MSF teams in over 70 countries are now racing to respond to the pandemic.  

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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