From one desert to another: MSF deeply concerned by the current relocation of refugees to Ifo 3 camp in Dadaab
7-26 | Medical humanitarian organisation, Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned by the relocation of Somali refugees in Dadaab to Ifo 3 extension camp. The relocation, which began yesterday under the auspices of the UNHCR, has been carried out with little transparency or consultation with other agencies on the ground and the refugee community. Some 200 families per day are being relocated to Ifo 3, a camp with little existing basic services, including water and sanitation.
7-25 | In light of the worsening nutritional crisis in Somalia, the international medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges all parties inside Somalia, neighbouring countries and the international community to significantly improve the assistance to the Somali population in the region and remove all hurdles that currently prevent the expansion of independent aid inside Somalia.
6-17 | Stranded in the desert of Kenya’s northeastern province, surrounded by mile upon mile of sand and scrubby bushes, 30,000 people are living in makeshift shelters under a burning sun. The families – having crossed the border from neighbouring Somalia, 80 km away – are headed for the refugee camps of Dadaab. But the three camps in the Dadaab area are already full, and there is nowhere for them to stay.
Kenya: Ifo II refugee camp lies empty whilst tens of thousands of Somali refugees live in unacceptable conditions less than 10 kilometers away
1-21 | Despite several aid agencies, including MSF, ready to assist the more than four hundred daily new arrivals, the negotiations for the opening of the new camp continue to be blocked.
11-10 | More than two weeks after Cyclone Giri struck the west coast of Myanmar on 22 October, the emergency response is insufficient to meet people's needs. The cyclone caused massive destruction in villages east and south of Sittwe, Rakhine State.At least 81,000 people are homeless and 40,000 acres of agricultural land have been destroyed weeks before the harvest, according to official estimates. People need food and shelter materials.For cyclone survivors, this is a period of critical vulnerability. They urgently need more assistance.