Cholera

Humanitarian organisations must urgently scale up their response to ease the difficulties faced by people fleeing the conflict from Sudan to Upper Nile state in South Sudan, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF). Thousands of returnees have been arriving sick and exhausted at...
The first cholera outbreak in nearly three decades in Lebanon, is unfolding on top of the ongoing economic and fuel crisis that has further exacerbated the already limited access to safe drinking water and proper waste management networks in the country, threatening a full-blown spread of the...
The number of cholera cases is rising at an alarming rate in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, and in several departments (administrative areas) of the country, warns the medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), calling for an immediate intensification of the response to the...
People in Haiti are today living in dire conditions and are confronted daily with an appalling health and humanitarian situation, which continues to deteriorate, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. Faced with an explosion of violence and a fuel shortage, people are struggling to access...
Since September 2022, parts of Syria including northeast Syria (NES) and northwest Syria (NWS) have been facing a major cholera outbreak. First linked to the contaminated water near the Euphrates River and the severe water shortage in the north of Syria, the outbreak has now spread across the...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) joined the Haitian health authorities in the emergency response to treat patients presenting symptoms of cholera, following a resurgence of confirmed cases of cholera in Port-au-Prince as announced by the Ministry of Public Health (MSPP). In the Haitian capital, MSF...
People in Bentiu in northern South Sudan are facing outbreaks to infectious and waterborne diseases, increased food insecurity and malnutrition, due to some of the most severe floods in decades. A failure from humanitarian organisations and authorities to scale up quickly enough in response has...
On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. At this very moment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a new report titled South Sudan at 10: an MSF...
Women queue up at a borehole to collect water in Gwoza, Borno state, Nigeria. © Scott Hamilton/MSF
After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities,...

February, the month of love and beating hearts, always makes me contemplate the pacemaker in my chest. I had it in 2013, two months before Supertyphoon “Yolanda”— the tragedy that made me decide to return to humanitarian work for good.

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