Malnutrition

Although the cease-fire and the humanitarian convoys have contributed to a decrease in humanitarian consequences of the conflict, the situation remains critical in many besieged areas, claims Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “The catalogue of horror continues virtually unabated in many besieged...
Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya continue to die of starvation, despite the provision of aid in convoys, as the Syrian government-led coalition blocks life-saving medical supplies from the town, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on 29 January (Friday). “It is totally unacceptable...
MSF urgently calls for medical evacuations for eighteen patients whose lives are in the balance Medics supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Madaya besieged town confirm five deaths from starvation since the first UN/ICRC/SARC* humanitarian convoy arrived on the afternoon of 11 January...
Since July 2015, a siege has been imposed by the Syrian government forces around the town of Madaya, near the border with Lebanon in Syria’s Rural Damascus Governorate. Since the single one-off food distribution on 18 October, this has been tightened to a total stranglehold siege. Around 20,000...
As large numbers of refugees fleeing unrest in Burundi cross the border to neighbouring Tanzania, the overcrowded refugee camp of Nyarugusu “has reached breaking point”, according to Sita Cacioppe, emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). With the influx of...
The cancellation of monthly food rations in July for 49,500 Malian refugees in Mbera Camp is likely to cause a rise in global acute malnutrition levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which provides medical care and malnutrition support in the camp. MSF calls on the international donor...
At a time when India has more than 1,400,000 children affected by acute malnutrition a pledge to recognize and accept Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) as a medical condition, and to treat it medically at all public health facilities is the need of the hour. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been...
Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). More than 13,270 children, most under the age of five, have been admitted to MSF feeding programmes in South Sudan so far this year, amounting to 73 percent of the 18,125...
With Thousands Still Encircled in Enclaves, Chad Border Closed, and Massive Gaps in Aid for Central African Refugees, Crisis in Central African Republic Far from Over A retrospective mortality study conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, found that...
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