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.
Kenya: Ifo II refugee camp lies empty whilst tens of thousands of Somali refugees live in unacceptable conditions less than 10 kilometers away
1-21 | Despite several aid agencies, including MSF, ready to assist the more than four hundred daily new arrivals, the negotiations for the opening of the new camp continue to be blocked.
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.