10-5 | Gulatun is due to give birth in two months time, but the baby’s placenta is blocking her uterus, meaning she will need a caesarean section.“I became worried about my baby when I started bleeding for a few days. Someone in the camp told me I should come to this hospital. I really hope my baby will be safe,” Gulatun said.
5-12 | International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expressing grave concern for the health and lives of thousands of survival migrants and refugees entering and living in South Africa. Sexual violence, appalling living conditions, police harassment, threats of xenophobic attacks and a lack of access to essential healthcare still define the desperate lives of thousands of these vulnerable people.
3-31 | The Moroccan Government and EU countries must address the needs of victims of sexual violence
12-28 | Thai authorities are expelling the 4,000 Hmong remaining in the Huai Nam Khao camp in Thailand's Petchabun province to Laos. No third-party organisation is present at the site. MSF, which left the camps in May 2009 following military pressure, had denounced the forced repatriation policy.
12-8 | Kuchlak is a town of 120,000 people located 30-minutes drive from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province. Situated on the border with Afghanistan, several parts of the town have become a permanent home to Afghan refugees who fled to Pakistan during the civil war in the 1980s and later conflicts. MSF has been providing medical care in a maternal health and a rural health centres since early 2005. Most of the patients are women and children from Kuchlak and surrounding towns and villages.