Syria: Medical facilities and civilians targeted in attacks
An MSF report shows that 94 attacks hit 63 MSF-supported facilities in Syria in 2015. 40 percent of the many thousands of casualties received in those facilities were women and children. MSF urges all warring parties, particularly the four permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, to ensure medical facilities and civilians are spared in attacks.
Greece: Looking after refugees in transit
Despite the arrival of winter, more than 94,000 people have risked their lives to reach Greek islands in unseaworthy boats since this year. MSF is working in several transit centres to provide emergency first aid, water, high-energy biscuits and blankets to those in need.
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Sudan: Thousands fled fighting in North Darfur
Around 58,000 people have fled their homes because of new fighting in the area. They make a 50km trek to camps in the hot, dry semi-desert area and struggle to survive. MSF is providing water, food and medical care to the displaced, and planning to launch a vaccination campaign for measles and polio.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Treating malnutrition and malaria
As a measles epidemic gradually fades, malnutrition and malaria continue to rage across the country. MSF supports 27 health centres with medicines and diagnostic tests for malaria in the Manono region, and has opened ambulatory therapeutic feeding centres in more than fifteen other remote areas.
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