Refugee

The dangerous journeys that tens of thousands of Eritreans are making across desert and sea to Europe are a striking example of how restrictive migration policies are having a devastating impact on people seeking safety outside their countries of origin, says Médecins Sans Frontières in a new...
The death toll continues to rise following the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, Nigeria, according to latest estimates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian airforce plane circled twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of the town of Rann,...
At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking...
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...
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. Federica Zamatto MSF medical coordinator for migration projects
 
Body bags sadly aligned on the deck of the Bourbon Argos.
Late yesterday, 29 men and women died in the Central Mediterranean and were found by the Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos, in a overcrowded rubber boat some 26 nautical miles from the Libyan coastline. One hundred and seven survivors were rescued from the same...
MSF consultations for violent trauma doubled since March On 9th March 2016, European leaders announced that the so-called "Balkan route" was closed after Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Slovenia completely shut their borders to people trying to pass through to seek asylum...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called for the medical evacuation of war-wounded Syrians through the sealed northern border of Jordan. This call coincides with the opening of a new surgical department within MSF’s emergency trauma surgery project in Ramtha government hospital, 5 km from the...
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...
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