Psychosocial support

©MSF/Sacha Myers “I overthink things, become anxious and I can’t sleep.” Thirty-five-year-old Amir* has spent three years living in a camp for internally displaced people near the city of Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq. Amir and his family fled their home in Salaheddin when the Islamic State group...
In the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne people are living without access to healthcare or essential medications. The frontline village lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Without...
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to give its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Transit Centres, to assess their conditions and provide essential medical care as appropriate. On Friday 24 November, PNG police...
The first surprise was the sheer size of the attack on Marawi City by pro- Islamic State fighters. 
 
The crisis since – with 360,000 people displaced, and heavy combat into its fifth month – is equally unprecedent
Despite the end of Colombia’s 50-year long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) in November 2016, the country still faces many challenges.
The recent launch of the military offensive to retake Mosul has forced people who have lived through extremely traumatic times to flee the town and nearby villages. “They have endured two years of the so-called Islamic State (IS) occupation of their town or villages, airstrikes, Iraqi forces...
In the week following fighting in Juba, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have treated more than 2700 patients in four clinics across the capital city of South Sudan. The organization is also supplying clean drinking water in Juba and performing surgeries for people more seriously wounded...
Ahmad Al Rousan was on MSF’s search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos last week when news came in about three devastating shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.
Health professionals working in the hardest-hit areas of Ecuador have felt the impact of the recent earthquake particularly deeply; they not only have to deal with the emotional impact on their patients, but the consequences for themselves and for their families. Like so many people in Ecuador,...
Before I could see him, I could hear his screams coming towards us through the fabric of the field clinic tent. Carried in a standard issue dark thermal blanket by four young men; he was in tears, screaming and writhing in agony.
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