Water & sanitation

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unfolding, our teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world, providing urgent medical care for people fleeing violence, mothers giving birth and children needing treatment for measles or malnutrition. From the conflict in Syria to the...
Women queue up at a borehole to collect water in Gwoza, Borno state, Nigeria. © Scott Hamilton/MSF
After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities,...
Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in violence across the regions of Djugu, Mahagi...
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} The onset of monsoon rains in Bangladesh has brought further misery to Rohingya refugees living in makeshift shelters of bamboo and plastic sheeting across the Cox’s Bazar peninsula. The rains...
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...
Kate Nolan, MSF emergency coordinator in Bangladesh
 
Bangladesh has received nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees since 25 August 2017.
Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by OCHA, IOM and UNHCR and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. In the piece below she describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is unfolding after renewed violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. “Almost 600...
Kate White, Emergency Medical Coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières in Bangladesh
 
 
“Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people crammed along a narrow peninsula trying to fin
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
Yemen has been in wars for years. A large number of people are being displaced by conflicts. With more than 376,000 displaced people among an estimated population of two million, Hajjah hosts more displaced people than any other Yemeni governorate. About a quarter of these are sheltering in Abs...
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