3-30 | Immediate response needed to save lives and prevent deeper health crisis, says MSFSevere acute malnutrition in parts of Chad’s Sahel belt has reached emergency levels and requires immediate life-saving intervention, according to the humanitarian agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In addition, an urgent response is also needed now to contain an expanding meningitis outbreak.
3-2 | MSF provides medical and nutritional assistance for refugees and local people More than 28,000 Malian refugees have been forced to seek refuge in the border region of Mauritania following the conflict between the Malian army and Tuareg rebels that broke out in northern Mali last month. Some refugees travelled days without sustenance to get to makeshift camps in Fassala and Mbéré in the south east of Mauritania.
2-21 | In southern Yemen, where political tensions and clashes continue, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is continuously adapting its activities to ensure access to healthcare for wounded people and life-threatening cases.The organisation is involved in two emergency care facilities, organizes the transfer of injured people to Aden, and provides primary care and hospitalization for the population in parts of Aden, Abyan and Lahj governorates.
2-6 | Four-year old Khalif has been under treatment in MSF’s in-patient therapeutic feeding centre in the southern Somali town of Kismayo for just over two weeks when his mother, Abshiro GEDI, tells his remarkable story.
12-28 | “No child should have to reach the brink of death before getting access to the nutrition they need to grow and thrive.”- Dr. Susan SHEPHERD, former MSF Nutrition AdvisorToo many children suffering from malnutrition go unnoticed outside emergency hot spots