Psychosocial support

An MSF Mental Health counsellor supervisor in Hitsats camp at the start of a counselling session.©Susanne Doettling/MSF In the internally displaced camp near Malakal town in Central Upper Nile State, South Sudan, Dhan Tap looks sadly at a photo on his mobile phone. The picture isn’t much to look at...
Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict. Two-hundred and fifty-thousand people have been forced out of their homes, two thirds of them children. Fighting, flight and loss have had a devastating impact on their lives. Halisa, Mohammed, Asan, Aïcha,...
Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Intergovernmental Conference on Global Migration Compact December 11, 2018 Thank you for being here today, and for gathering to address the challenges of migration. This is not an issue countries can deal with in...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is today releasing the first independent medical data demonstrating the extreme mental health suffering on Nauru, due to the Australian policy of indefinite offshore processing. MSF strongly reiterates its urgent call for the Australian...
At least 78 MSF patients have considered or attempted suicide or self-harm Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the government of Nauru’s sudden decision to cease the provision of desperately needed mental health care provided by MSF to asylum seekers, refugees...
SOS MEDITERRANEE and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are reeling from the announcement by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) that it has been forced to revoke the registration of the search and rescue ship Aquarius, under blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government. This...
MSF calls for emergency evacuation of vulnerable people to other EU Member States Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing an unprecedented health and mental health emergency amongst the men, women and especially children kept in Moria camp, on Lesvos, Greece. MSF is...
One year since over 700,000 Rohingya refugees were forced to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, the denial of their legal status, coupled with unacceptable living conditions in haphazard makeshift camps, continues to trap refugees in a cycle of suffering and poor health. On 25 August 2017, the...
It’s been a year since the eruption of a devastating conflict between the Philippines’ army and insurgents, which lasted five months. MSF is committed to rebuilding primary health structures in a heavily destroyed city – while supporting those still unable to come home. A view of Marawi City’s ‘...
Eliminating stigma around mental health is crucial for helping internally displaced people in the Sulaymaniyah area to recover from the decades of violence they have witnessed, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. “MSF started working in Sulaymaniyah in 2015 when a...
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