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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

 

29/07/2019

Niger: “Imagine being dumped in the desert, in the middle of nowhere, with no food or water”

 Far from stopping the flow of people, the recent criminalisation of migration by both European and non-European governments has significantly increased the vulnerability of people on the move

J.B. Russell
24/07/2019

"My new life" - The story of Qusay Hussein

An Iraqi refugee rebuilds his life after surviving a suicide bombing 

Displaced people wait for a distribution of non-food items (NFIs) in Pulka town. [Igor Barbero / MSF ]
23/07/2019

Nigeria: More mental health support needed for people in Pulka

Desperate living conditions and lack of protection in Pulka are exacerbating people’s acute mental health needs. There is an urgent need for reinforcement of the humanitarian response in Pulka.

Ocean Viking [ © Sandy McKee/MSF]
22/07/2019

MSF resumes search and rescue operations amid spiraling conditions in Libya and European inaction

 After a sustained two-year campaign by EU governments to stop virtually all humanitarian action at sea, MSF is resuming life-saving search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean  

15/07/2019

Photostory: Out of sight, out of mind

 Refugees in Libya's detention centers are facing despair, disease and death

People queue at the entrance of an MSF mobile clinic held in a health post in Banko Baya town, Guji, in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. [ © Igor Barbero / MSF]
14/07/2019

Ethiopia: The constant cycle of displacement

Thousands of people have shuttled backwards and forwards between the Gedeo and Guji areas of southern Ethiopia over the past 15 months, following an outbreak of ethnic violence in April 2018 and repeated efforts by the authorities to relocate them.

MSF provides medical, mental health and social services support to migrants and refugees in various shelters in Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros. [ © Juan Carlos Tomasi ]
04/07/2019

Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo not safe for asylum seekers

US-Mexico "Remain in Mexico" policy  puts asylum seekers in extreme danger 

A woman in a detention centre in Libya, September 2018 [© Sara Creta/MSF]
03/07/2019

Libya: Deadly airstrikes on Tajoura detention centre

Tajoura detention centre, east of Tripoli was hit by airstrikes around midnight on Tuesday 2 July 2019 killing dozens migrants and refugees detained in the centre 

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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