Sexual violence

MSF has opened a new hospital at the heart of vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp providing refuge to some 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Not hard to find, as it is on one of the many hills that form the landscape of Cox’s Bazar, its name says it all: “the hospital on the hill”. Construction...
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.
In a report released lately, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the humanitarian crisis that is affecting people forced to flee Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Central Americans forced to flee devastating violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are being re-victimised along the...
So called “key populations” such as sex workers and men who have sex with men have both a higher risk of contracting HIV (*1) and a lower access to antiretroviral care due to stigma and discrimination as well as, in many instances, their illegal status and high mobility. New medications to prevent...
© Lena Mucha “I’m going forward” Maria*, a Colombian woman, was pack-raped while unconscious. “They gave me a drink, and they were people I didn't think would do that to me. After the drink I was unconscious. When I woke up, I woke up undressed, I don't know how many people had passed over me. In...
A new report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) uncovers the gaps in services and systems trapping women and children in cycles of severe family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. “Return to Abuser” details how a dire lack of protection mechanisms, a weak justice system and a culture of...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the region of Shabunda located in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have provided medical care for 127 women who had been raped in the town of Kikamba after an attack by dozens of armed militia members. MSF offered medical assistance to the...
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, MSF alerts on the need for an emergency focus across all institutions involved in the response Sexual violence should be treated as a medical emergency. If we want the survivors to receive the comprehensive medical attention...
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Emiliano LUCERO is Argentinian and has just returned from Mexico after working there for a year as a medical coordinator. In this interview, he talks about the challenges the organisation faces in the country and the populations we are assisting there: transmigrants travelling from Central America...
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