Malnutrition

Malnutrition and suspected cases of cholera are escalating amongst people sheltering in the bush near Pieri, South Sudan, putting the health of thousands of people at risk, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). More than 27,000 people have fled their homes in Yuai and...
The protracted conflict in South Sudan’s Mayendit and Leer counties is having a profound effect on the local population, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Men, women and children are regularly forced to flee their homes to escape fighting, and struggle to access...
MSF is providing food aid to families in Maiduguri who receive little or no support from other organisations. Many of these people live in the Muna area on the outskirts of the city, where there are eight informal camps with populations ranging from 500 to 6,000 people. Two of the settlements that...
Many are dying from malnutrition We have recently returned from a visit to Nigeria’s Borno State. Amid the hunger and displacement, we saw that something else was terribly wrong. In the three places that we visited, there were hardly any children under 5 years of age. Almost none. They were missing...
Dr Erlend Grønningen from Trondheim, Norway is MSF’s Inpatient Department Supervising Medical Doctor at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand.
More than 500,000 people are living in catastrophic and unsanitary conditions in a number of villages and towns across Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which is calling for the provision of emergency aid for those people in...
The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves outside state capital Maiduguri are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter. “Aid agencies must deploy a massive relief operation to...
Critical humanitarian needs for displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday. For several hours on June 21...

(Continue of Gogrial - Paradise of kindness and brutality (1) ) As there are only two doctors, me and another Burmese physician Kyi, weekend rest days do not really exist. 

The mornings begin with stepping out of my tukul (mud hut), blinking sleepily against the brilliant violets and roaring oranges of an African sunrise.
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