9-20 | The work of MSF in Yida camp is proving effective. As explained by André HELLER, MSF head of mission in South Sudan, MSF has managed to reduce the mortality rate in this camp of families seeking refuge from conflict and food insecurity in Sudan. But living conditions remain a concern, as does the high prevalence of disease in the camp. The main causes of mortality have not changed since early July, when the situation reached a critical threshold. So the efforts must continue.
9-11 | Lebanon has absorbed tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflict in neighbouring Syria in recent months. Many are living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today.
8-23 | “This emergency is huge - I’ve never seen anything like it”
Health catastrophe continues in South Sudan refugee camps: New epidemiological survey shows mortality double the emergency threshold in Batil camp
8-20 | The distressing daily experience of the MSF team in Batil refugee camp is echoed in the just-released results of a nutrition and retrospective mortality survey conducted in the camp at the end of July. Tragically, some of the refugees whose family members had died before they reached Batil camp cited “tired of walking” as the cause of death. This suggests an incredibly weak and vulnerable population arriving at the camp, and points to the massive need for assistance to those that managed to arrive alive, but weak.