Malnutrition

MSF's hospital in Leer, South Sudan, was destroyed by unknown attackers four months ago. MSF project coordinator Sarah Maynard describes the devastation she witnessed on her return and the team's efforts to get medical services up and running again. "I'd been working in Leer hospital since...
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Diseases must be tackled together in order to pre-empt another crisis The number of severely malnourished children expected to be treated in the Sahel region in 2013 amounts to 1.4 million; 1 out of 5 children in Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen an increase in the number of...
One year after the start of the political crisis in Mali, insecurity resulting from the military coup, the Tuareg rebellion and the presence of armed islamist groups in the north have displaced hundred thousands of people. Some 55,000 refugees are still living in difficult conditions in the Mbera...
The harvest is almost in, but MSF continues to admit new patients to its emergency feeding programme in eastern Chad It is early morning, and already hot, when two 4x4 vehicles pull up in front of a small health centre in the village of Angara in eastern Chad. A crowd of women and children huddle...
The last children under treatment for severely malnutrition left the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) feeding centre in the southern Somali city of Kismayo as parents fear the impact of imminent fighting on the city. Over recent weeks, the threat of armed conflict has significantly disrupted the...
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The distressing daily experience of the MSF team in Batil refugee camp is echoed in the just-released results of a nutrition and retrospective mortality survey conducted in the camp at the end of July. Tragically, some of the refugees whose family members had died before they reached Batil camp...
Pascual Caballero is a 36-year-old paediatrician from Malaga that has just landed in Madaoua, a small town in the centre of Niger. In this area, as on other six across the country, MSF is working to prevent and treat child malnutrition. The programme has a two-fold objective. On the one hand, MSF...
New epidemiological data from two refugee camps in South Sudan show mortality and malnutrition rates soaring above emergency thresholds, announced Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). More than 170,000 refugees have made the harrowing journey across the border to escape conflict and food insecurity in...
“What we are facing is an extremely serious situation” About 100,000 refugees fleeing the fighting in the Sudanese state of Blue Nile have taken refuge in Maban County in South Sudan. They are weak and exhausted after their long trip. In the camp of Batil, home for 34,000 people, malnutrition is...
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