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Dispatches Spring 2014
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In a report released on February 13th 2013, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) highlights violence, displacement and food shortages as salient features of Somalia’s humanitarian landscape. The report, entitled “Hear My Voice”, draws on the testimonies of more than 800 Somali patients attending MSF medical facilities in Somalia and in Ethiopian refugee camps.

Patients describe a consistent pattern of high vulnerability and needs related to basic survival such as food, health care and protection from violence.

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This document gives an overview of MSF activities related to the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia, which have received large number of Somali refugees throughout 2011.  The data presented, though being provisional, account for MSF's medical activities and financial income and expenditures in this region, whereas the narrative sketches how MSF as a medical aid organisation responded to this evolving crisis.

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14 March 2013

A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) outlines the impact of precarious living conditions and widespread criminal and institutional violence on the health of undocumented sub-Saharan migrants trapped in Morocco on their way to Europe.

 

 

 

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Dadaab holds the shameful title of the largest refugee camp in the world.

Forgotten for years by the international community and the media, for a brief moment during the summer of 2011 Dadaab was in the public eye, when images of its exhausted refugees and malnourished children made front page news all
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Emergency funding was released, aid agencies scaled up their efforts, and two additional camps were opened.

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Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home.  MSF is calling on aid organisations urgently to renew efforts to meet the refugees’ basic needs.

View the full photo gallery here

Read the full press release issued 12.04.13

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Malnutrition in Sahel demands more than only an emergency response

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Malnutrition and malaria are closely related.  In ths report released on World Malaria Day 2013, MSF is calling for innovative and integrated responses to treat both illnesses. 

See full press release (25 April 2013)

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