Water & sanitation

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...
Concha Fernández is the project coordinator for two of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams currently responding to medical needs in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the northeast of the country on Saturday, April 16. According to the latest official figures, 525...
The number of patients treated by MSF on a weekly basis in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in Malakal has tripled since June, as the health of the population sheltering in the camp is being jeopardized by overcrowding and substandard living conditions. Presently, almost 48,000 people are...
In response to the Nepal earthquake and the consequences it has caused, MSF-Hong Kong will send Eric Leung, water, hygiene and sanitation manager from Hong Kong, to Nepal tomorrow (30 April). He will be the first Hong Kong field worker sent from MSF for the intervention of Nepal earthquake, and...
In Sierra Leone, MSF is running two Ebola Case Management Centres – one in Bo and another in Kailahun – with over 1,400 staff. The Kailahun Ebola Case Management Centre was opened on 26 June 2014. To date MSF teams have admitted a more than 600 patients with confirmed Ebola, of whom 292 have...
Mary Keji, 29 years old, with her children Matthew, 4 years old and Ludia, 2.5 years old. Both children are being treated for cholera. © Andreea Campeanu
Since the South Sudanese Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, the country's capital, on 15 May 2014, more than 1,306* patients have been treated for the disease, and 29 people have died. *Latest official WHO report - Situation Report # 20 as at 23:59 Hours, 04 June 2014 This week...
MSF is responding to increased cases of acute watery diarrhoea among children and adults in the southern-Somali city of Kismayo. We are admitting more patients every day. Kismayo is densely populated so there is risk that the disease will spread further within the community. A rapid test among a...
South Sudan: Jamam refugee camp under water, MSF warns crisis worsening Preliminary studies reveal mortality rates nearly double the emergency threshold in a refugee camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, currently home to a quarter of roughly 120,000 refugees who have fled Sudan’s Blue Nile State...
With the monsoon season in full swing, the independent medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been receiving an increasing number of patients with acute watery diarrhoea in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KPK) as well as in Kurram Agency in the...
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