8-28 | In the shadow of conflict, the Central African Republic is grappling with a decades-long health crisis. Here, in a country of 5.5 million people, access to healthcare is all but impossible and life expectancy is little more than 54 years. For years, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) repeated calls for more action from governments and humanitarian actors. Yet, the situation worsens, and our teams and the communities we serve are left wondering: Where is everyone?
7-7 | In the town of Abyei, there is an electric atmosphere rivalling that of any World Cup match. This football field, however, serves as a witness to community engagement, woven into life by the MSF team.Abdulrahman Khaleel was two months into his role as coordinator of MSF’s project in Abyei when he recognised an opportunity to strengthen engagement between MSF and the local community, which just a year ago was riven by intercommunal violence.The idea was simple: a multi-day football tournament that would help bring people together.
Pregnant women, diabetics, and disabled people: migrants crossing the Darién Gap are increasingly vulnerable
6-28 | Between January and May 2023, 166,649 people risked their lives to cross from Colombia to Panama on foot through the Darién Gap—a fivefold increase from the same period in 2022. Médecins Sans Frontières teams providing care to migrants in southern Panama who survived the dangerous journey are extremely concerned about the inadequate protection, hygiene, and basic services provided.
5-24 | In many ways, Muhammadu, Mulikat and Dahiru have little in common. They were born in different corners of Nigeria (Yobe state in the northeast, Lagos in the southwest and Niger state, in the center) and grew up in different circumstances and with different dreams. But one day, when they were still children, their lives and those of their relatives changed forever because of noma.
5-17 | Kiribati is one of the most remote and geographically dispersed countries in the world. It is also one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of the climate crisis. The country faces has described as a triple threat to health: communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and the health impacts of climate change.