1-10 | Eliminating stigma around mental health is crucial for helping internally displaced people in the Sulaymaniyah area to recover from the decades of violence they have witnessed, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. “MSF started working in Sulaymaniyah in 2015 when a huge influx of people escaping violence in their towns and cities arrived in the area,” Carla Brooijmans, MSF’s Head of Mission in Iraq, said. “We identified mental health as a key need as
Sulaymaniyah:MSF helping displaced people in Sulaymaniyah recover from trauma, patients' testimonies
1-10 | ©MSF/Sacha Myers “I overthink things, become anxious and I can’t sleep.” Thirt
1-5 | In the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne people are living without access to healthcare or essential medications. The frontline village lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Without transportation and isolated by poor weather, these mostly elderly villagers have no choice but to live with the constant stress of the conflict in the region.
12-19 | Cases of cholera may have declined in Yemen, but the ongoing war and blockade are now creating a new threat to public health, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold. By 4 December, 318 suspected cases of diphtheria and 28 deaths had been reported in 15 of Yemen’s 20 governorates. Half the suspected cases are children between the ages of 5 and 14, and nearly 95% of deaths are children under 15.
Papua New Guinea ：MSF calls on authorities to grant its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Island Transit Centres
11-26 | Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to give its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Transit Centres, to assess their conditions and provide essential medical care as appropriate. On Friday 24 November, PNG police removed the refugees and asylum seekers who remained inside the officially-closed Regional Processing Centre (RPC), in which hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were still living.