Malnutrition

On Monday 7 June 2021, the city of Boga’s General Referral Hospital (GRH), which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has been the target of a deliberate attack in the context of ongoing clashes in the city. The overall toll of the clashes so far is estimated at...

Since the end of March, MSF teams have been responding to one of the worst food and nutrition crises ever experienced in southern Madagascar.

For the intensive care team in Aden, southern Yemen, traumatic injuries are only one part of the story. Doctor Silvia Marchesi blogs about the dedication of a team striving to save lives in the midsts of conflict.

 

"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...
Some communities in Hebron 'Area C' face challenges accessing basic healthcare due to administrative restrictions and lack of transportation. Women are particularly affected. More than half of the West Bank is under Area C designation, meaning it is under direct Israeli civil and military control,...
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...
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unfolding, our teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world, providing urgent medical care for people fleeing violence, mothers giving birth and children needing treatment for measles or malnutrition. From the conflict in Syria to the...
Arish was born in October 2018 at the MSF birthing unit in Chaman District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital, Balochistan. He was discharged in good health. Just four days after his birth, however, he was back at the hospital in severe distress. His mother, Malaika, was unable to produce enough milk to...
MSF operations desk manager Caroline Seguin discusses the recent warnings of famine in Yemen—a country that has been at war for almost four years. A month ago, Save the Children issued a press release alerting that 5.2 million children were at risk of famine in Yemen. Soon after the United Nations...
“One day, you will come back and you won’t find anyone here because the problems will have killed us all.” Under the front porch of an abandoned building in the neighbourhood of Kidjigra sit C 1 and her 11 children. She arrived here two months ago, when the violence reached Bambari, in Central...
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