Since South Sudan's independence in 2011, 400,000 returnees have arrived to the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal. The returnees are building new lives for themselves in South Sudan, but they are not the only newcomers. In the last year, over 20,000 people have arrived in Aweil North, near Sudan, to escape violence in the disputed border region and beyond.
As the conflict in Syria shows no sign of abating, the number of people in need of urgent medical care increases day by day.
Aside from those injured by the war there are countless numbers of people affected by common health problems, health problems that are entirely manageable in a normal setting. But in Syria these health problems quickly become deadly. Issues like diabetes, hypertension and maternal health are all taking their toll. MSF's clinics and hospitals inside the war-torn country, like this one, are saving Syrian people's lives every day.
Around the world in just over eight minutes!
Highlights of MSF's work providing emergency medical care in conflicts, disasters and disease outbreaks
- Central African Republic three months after the coup
- Ongoing unrest in Syria
- HIV AIDS treatment in Yemen
- Tuberculosis project in Colombia
- New hope to combat the deadly 'Sleeping Sickness' disease
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we really do. This month, we look at
- the deplorable conditions of Malian refugees in Mbera camp, Mauritania
- the humanitarian situation in Somalia
- and that of sub-Saharan migrants trapped in Morocco
- drug patents in India
- life in Papua New Guinea
- and a failing health system in Chechnya
'Evergreening' is what pharmaceutical companies do when they want to increase profits and it leaves people in developing countries without the medicines they need.
March 24th is World TB Day.
Today, less than 3% of people in India with drug-resistant TB are able to get the treatment they need to stay alive. Inaccurate tests and inadequate treatment continues to fuel the spread of TB drug-resistance in India.
MSF has been working in Mali since well before the current crisis began.
Here, project coordinator Toe Jackson describes the medical needs that existed in northern Mali prior to the military intervention. He also illustrates the way in which MSF negotiates with all warring parties to provide essential, impartial medical care.
Since January 2013 the MSF team in Timbuktu have: