9-2 | The international medical-humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is assisting wounded patients in the town of Galcaayo in the Mudug Region of Somalia. Heavy fighting broke out on Thursday (1/9/11) in the town, leading to many casualties including among civilians. The hospital in Galcaayo North, partly supported by MSF, has treated 60 wounded, most of them civilians, while 20 wounded have been treated so far at an MSF-run hospital in the southern part of the city. Until now, the fighting is reported to have claimed 18 lives.
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.