9-24 | More than 2,000 white tents line the green hills near the village of Bambasi, in western Ethiopia. Since July, they have been home to 12,000 Sudanese refugees who fled their homeland and are now taking sanctuary from conflict in a camp established by the Ethiopian authorities and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
9-20 | The work of MSF in Yida camp is proving effective. As explained by André HELLER, MSF head of mission in South Sudan, MSF has managed to reduce the mortality rate in this camp of families seeking refuge from conflict and food insecurity in Sudan. But living conditions remain a concern, as does the high prevalence of disease in the camp. The main causes of mortality have not changed since early July, when the situation reached a critical threshold. So the efforts must continue.
9-12 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to improve sanitation and treating conditions including respiratory infections and water-borne diseases.The Philippines continues to recover after severe flooding caused catastrophic damage in early August. MSF is providing emergency medical assistance in two neighbourhoods where healthcare is particularly difficult to access.
9-12 | As conflict in Syria reaches critical levels, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has donated a cargo of relief items and medical supplies – including surgical and first aid kits – to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Damascus.This delivery complements the tons of medical supplies and relief items dispatched by the organisation over the past year to field hospitals and clinics in Homs, Idlib, Hama and Deraa governorates.
9-11 | Lebanon has absorbed tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflict in neighbouring Syria in recent months. Many are living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today.