2-10 | Seeking to explore ways to improve diabetes care in resource poor settings a joint study by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and University of Geneva, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has demonstrated that a range of insulins can be stored at temperatures ranging between 25-37 degrees for a four–week period of use.
1-21 | Faruk* is a Rohingya refugee – one of nearly a million – living in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.“No one wants to be a refugee; the life we have here is not easy. We live in an open prison,” Faruk says. “Life for a refugee is hellish and every day is the same. I can’t travel outside the area of the camps as we need special authorisation to leave, and it is only granted under special circumstances, such as for medical care or emergencies.”“Sometimes I bite myself to see if I can feel something and I have tried to take my life,” he adds.
1-11 | Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA1 . Some 50,000 people have crossed to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in towns, remote areas or trapped between localised outbreaks of fighting.
1-11 | “We are extremely worried refugees are arriving to a camp that lacks essential services and that their basic needs will not be met.” Kiera Sargeant, former MSF medical coordinator in Sudan, describes MSF’s response to the refugee crisis on the Ethiopian border What is happening at the border between Sudan and Ethiopia? “In early November 2020, new arrivals from the Tigray region of Ethiopia
11-27 | On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. On 7 November, the first wave of people from Ethiopia started to arrive in Sudan.