7-19 | In the Sahel, the annual "hunger gap" period has only just begun, but in some regions of Chad the malnutrition situation is already worse than usual. In a few weeks' time, the rains will have rendered a lot of the country inaccessible and it will be impossible to reach children in need of treatment. For MSF, which is also maintaining its regular malnutrition treatment and prevention projects, responding to this crisis has become a race against the clock.
7-18 | The annual peak of malnutrition in the Sahel region has begun, exacerbated in parts of the region by higher market prices, epidemics and political instability. One million severely malnourished children* are expected to receive treatment– by far the largest number in the history of humanitarian aid. MSF is scaling up its emergency response, but warns that malnutrition in the Sahel is a public health problem that demands long-term solutions.
6-21 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expresses deep concern about the security of its surgical center in Aden after a group of armed men forcibly entered the hospital on Monday night (18th/19th June) and attempted to take away a patient, who was being treated in the emergency room.
5-31 | Burkina Faso : A constant flow of refugees Chad : Malnutrition rates soar South Sudan : Aid needed before the rains starts CAR : A new lease of life
5-30 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is widening its health and nutrition programs in Chad to respond to the growing malnutrition crisis in the country. The aid organisation is currently treating malnourished children at five projects in the country, and has dispatched emergency teams to conduct additional screenings in other affected areas, to assess whether more interventions are required.