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12 May 2016 On 6 May, the Government of Kenya announced a decision that puts the lives of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Its proposal to close the Dadaab refugee camps would have immediate, devastating and long-lasting consequences for some 325,000 refugees. The Kenyan Principal Secretary...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) together with Kenyan health authorities and other partners have been battling the cholera epidemic in Kenya since January. In the past five months, the outbreak has spread to 10 of the country's 47 counties and has claimed 72 lives, according to official figures...
Refugees in Kenya need assistance and a safe place to stay Calls by Kenyan officials to close Dadaab refugee camp, in northeastern Kenya, within three months and forcibly return its residents to Somalia would have dramatic and life-threatening consequences for hundreds of thousands of people, warns...
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Four in five refugees in the camps at Dadaab do not want to return to Somalia given the current climate of insecurity, finds an MSF assessment An agreement to begin the voluntary repatriation of Somalis from Kenya could potentially be a positive step, but must not happen at the expense of providing...
Kenya After weeks of flooding, the people of Tana Delta Region are still in urgent need of food, shelter, access to clean drinking water and medical services, MSF is calling for more concerted efforts to provide food and other basic items to the hundreds of people displaced by the floods...
In October 2011, Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut were abducted from the Ifo 2 refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, where they had been working to help some of the most vulnerable members of the Somali population. They were then transferred to Somalia and they are still being held against their will...
In October 2011, Montserrat SERRA and Blanca THIEBAUT were abducted from the refugee camp Ifo 2 in Dadaab, Kenya, while working to help the most vulnerable Somali population. They were then transferred to Somalia, where they could still be held against their will. MSF restates its anger, condemning...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned about the medical consequences following the recent public statements from Kenyan authorities exhorting thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya to leave urban areas and go to remote and already saturated camps. The organisation says that any...
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In the refugee camps of Kenya and beyond, psychologists are an integral part of the teams of MSF. For World Mental Health Day, we look at the vital role they play in helping people overcome trauma. Siyad Abdi AR was 16 when he was abused by gunmen in Somalia. Eight years later, the mental scars...
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