6-30 | Libya: Aid on the frontlineHaiti: resurgence of choleraJapan: Survivor traumaHIV/AIDS: ARVs for 15 millions patientsFrance: Dangerous amendments
6-24 | In mid-May of this year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnessed a significant increase in the number of cholera cases in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, especially in the densely-populated Carrefour neighbourhood.In April MSF’s cholera caseload had declined to fewer than 400 patients per week in Port-au-Prince. Then in May cases suddenly started increasing rapidly. In the second week of June, MSF treated 2891 cases, more than six times the number of cases treated in the last week of April.
6-21 | Following the January 2010 earthquake Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched the largest emergency operation in its history. A year and a half later, MSF’s projects are adjusting to changing situations.Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for an earthquake to shatter the lives of millions of Haitians on January 12, 2010. Medical needs were immediate and massive. More than 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million left homeless.
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.
6-3 | The Haitian cholera epidemic is far from over. A sharp increase in cases has been seen in the capital and outbreaks have been reported elsewhere in the country.Although the cholera epidemic in Haiti began to decline in February, it has not yet ended. In Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in Port-au-Prince, teams have in fact seen an increase in cases since mid-May.