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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

 

Luis Eguiluz – Former Head of Mission in Nigeria [Photo: Ivan Muñoz / Médecins Sans Frontières]
05/02/2020

Northeast Nigeria: “The conflict is intensifying and the needs are massive”

Interview with Luis Eguiluz, MSF Head of Mission in Nigeria since 2017 on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the country.

Nutrition assistant Abubakar Sediq prepares a prescription for a woman after examining her in MSF’s new hospital in Al Kashafa refugee camp, in Sudan’s White Nile state.[Photo: MSF/Musab Sahnon]
04/02/2020

Four things you need to know about South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

In December 2019, MSF opened a new 85-bed hospital in White Nile state, Sudan, upgrading the existing services in order to strengthen the quality of healthcare provided to South Sudanese refugees and the local community. The hospital, in Al Kashafa refugee camp, provides primary and secondary healthcare for patients with complicated conditions, including severely malnourished children and people with chronic infectious diseases, such as HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

Bodies at War
28/01/2020

Bodies at War, at the crossroads of fate and war in the Middle East

Bodies at War recounts the stories of four families whose lives have been scarred by years of conflict in the Middle East. MSF has joined forces with Upian to produce a unique multimedia smartphone experience based on the stories of Hassan, Qatada, Joud and Abu Wesam now living in Amman or Bagdad.

Al Kashafa Hospital 2020 [Photo: MSF/Musab Sahnon]
24/01/2020

New MSF hospital in White Nile state to strengthen the quality of healthcare provided to refugees and local community

Khartoum/Al Kashafa, 23 January 2020 – Today, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) inaugurates a new hospital in Al Kashafa refugee camp, White Nile state, Sudan. The hospital will strengthen the quality of healthcare being provided to South Sudanese refugees and the local community.

Masisi, a neglected crisis in North Kivu[Photo: Pablo Garrigos/MSF]
16/12/2019

DR Congo: extra humanitarian assistance highly needed in southern North Kivu crisis

  • Far from the cameras, a humanitarian crisis is affecting the southern part of DRC’s North Kivu province, with almost no aid organisations on the ground.
  • In the territories of Masisi, Rutshuru and Walikale, more than 687,500 displaced people now live in camps or are hosted by local families, with worrying levels of malnutrition and sexual violence.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the last organisations providing emergency support in these territories. Faced with increasing medical and non-medical needs, MSF is calling on humanitarian organisations and donors to urgently return to this neglected area.
A boy leads a donkey with water canisters from the berkit (rainwater collecting clay pond)[Photo:Susanne Doettling/MSF]
13/12/2019

Giving birth on the move

A Somali midwife working to tackle maternal deaths among nomad women

Doolo Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia

Mohamed Kalil is MSF’s humanitarian affairs advisor [Photo: Abdalle Mumin/MSF]
19/11/2019

Somalia: “Floods have left people so vulnerable that it’s a dilemma to decide whose needs are the greatest”

Mohamed Kalil is MSF’s humanitarian affairs advisor for Somalia and Somaliland. He has been working for the organisation for over a decade and was part of the first emergency team deployed in Beledweyne to respond to the flood crisis. Now back from the field, he shares his experience.

Dadaab Overview
18/11/2019

SHUT OUT & FORGOTTEN

Refugees in Dadaab appeal for dignity

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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