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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

 

Metun (name changed on request) is a Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong-Balukhali megacamp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh [ © Dalila Mahdawi/MSF ]
26/08/2019

A Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh: “The collective fate of the Rohingya is in our hands”

Metun is a Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong-Balukhali megacamp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. He previously lived in Rakhine, working for NGOs there. He now volunteers with NGOs in the sprawling refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Here he shares his hopes and fears with MSF.

26/08/2019

A Rohingya in Central Rakhine, Myanmar: “We hold our frustration inside because we cannot speak out”

Suleiman, along with 9000 other Rohingya Muslims in Central Rakhine state is denied freedom of movement, forcibly confined in a village with poor living conditions and very limited access to basic services 

A Rohingya man carries wood through the Kutupalong- Balu Khali mega camp. Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. [© Robin Hammond/NOOR ]
26/08/2019

Two Years On: No solutions in sight for the Rohingya

The Rohingya continue to live in limbo, pushed to the margins of society in virtually all the countries they have fled to

 © MSF/Hannah Wallace Bowman
22/08/2019

“He just kept running, despite the wound and the bleeding”

MSF doctor, Luca,  recounts the story of a 20-year-old Libyan who had shrapnel removed from his torso aboard the Ocean Viking. 

14/08/2019

Childhood in conflict – children in displaced camps in need of immediate protection

Along with water, shelter, food and healthcare, protection is a basic need for displaced people - especially children who have lived most of their lives in the protracted conflict

January 2018: A family that's just arrived at the IDP camp in Monguno, north-east Nigeria. [ © Maro Verli/MSF ]
13/08/2019

Ten years of violence and displacement - the crisis in north-east Nigeria is not over

The crisis is not over – Borno state is still in the grip of a conflict-driven humanitarian crisis and civilians are caught up in the middle of violence

Twenty-year-old Mamma Mohammed was threatened, locked up and forced into marriage by members of an armed group. Pregnant, she finally escaped to the town of Pulka, in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state, where she is staying in a camp for displaced people.
05/08/2019

"Pulka is my new home"

Twenty-year-old Mamma Mohammed was threatened, locked up and forced into marriage by members of an armed group. Pregnant, she finally escaped to the town of Pulka, in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state. She is now staying in a camp for displaced people while recovering from her traumatic experiences. Her story.

[© Maud Veith/SOS Méditeranée]
05/08/2019

Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea

Op-ed by Dr Joanne Liu, International President, MSF

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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