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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...
Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) continues to fully support the families of Blanca THIEBAUT and Montserrat SERRA who were abducted from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp, while working to help Somali refugees in need. MSF once again states its anger and shock over this act of violence and demands their...
MSF calls for immediate action This week, government leaders gather in Geneva on the occasion of the 63rd UNHCR Executive Committee, while in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, Somali refugees continue to live in extreme conditions amid a climate of fear. The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...
Amina arrived in Dadaab in 1992, when she was one year old. Born in Afmadow, Somalia, she fled from her own country because of violence, drought and a lack of food. In the refugee camp, she shares a shelter with her husband, her young daughter and another 12 members of her extended family. Amina...
MSF calls for solutions for Dadaab’s half a million Somali refugees It is only a matter of time before the next emergency hits Dadaab refugee camp, says a briefing paper released today by Médecins Sans Frontières ahead of World Refugee Day. Dadaab: Shadows of Lives describes the plight of half a...
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By Laurent LIGOZAT, Deputy Director of Operations of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) For the past 20 years, the civilian population of Somalia has been trapped by armed conflicts. The drought and violence of 2011 have only worsened an already precarious situation. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis...
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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) launches a new report called “Dadaab: Back to square one.” The international medical humanitarian organisation takes stock of the current humanitarian situation and operational challenges in Dadaab, Kenya, home to the world’s largest refugee camp. The open report also...
MSF has followed-up nearly 3,000 of the HIV/AIDS patients who received antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) from falsified batches and provided them with replacement ARVs. MSF is working hard to get in contact with the remaining patients who might need to have their drugs switched. On 5th and 7th September...
In the second half of 2011, MSF witnessed increased insecurity in the camps located near Dadaab, Kenya. The kidnapping of two MSF international staff members in October forced the organisation to halt activities in Ifo camp and to temporarily reduce services in Dagahaley camp to life-saving...
Following the abduction of two Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff in Dadaab, Kenya, on 13 October, the international medical organisation MSF has no verifiable information on the identity or motives of the abductors. MSF firmly and clearly disassociates itself from any armed activities and...
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