Somalia

Somalia and Somaliland are facing one of their worst droughts in decades, following four poor rainy seasons and a locust invasion that was sweeping across the Horn of Africa. Severe water shortages and dry pastures have decimated livestock, affecting the livelihoods of Somali pastoralist...
With the deadline to close Kenya’s refugee camps just over six months away, urgency is mounting to find sustainable solutions for the refugees in the camps at Dadaab, who risk being deprived of the little assistance they currently receive, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (...
Malnutrition and paediatric treatment underway in Galkayo North Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from the country, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has restarted treating patients in Somalia. MSF is once again providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital, Galkayo...
Two months after the signing of the deal by the European Union and Turkey, the situation continues to deteriorate for migrants incarcerated on the Greek islands. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates the abject conditions of these incarcerations and calls for the immediate opening of hotspots...
We face the greatest displacement of humanity in decades - more than 60 million people forced from their homes by war, misery or oppression from places like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, or Eritrea. A tiny percentage of these desperate men, women and children have risked their lives on...
Dr Unni KARUNAKARA, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Our announcement on 14 August that we were closing all our medical programmes in Somalia sent shockwaves through political and humanitarian communities. It came at a moment when world leaders, for the first time in...
Abuse and manipulation of humanitarian action end 22 years of medical aid in somalia; armed groups and civilian leadership support and tolerance of violent attacks against MSF undermine minimum security guarantees needed to maintain assistance programs After working continuously in Somalia since...
It is with great relief that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, abducted from the Dadaab refugee camp, in Kenya, on 13 October 2011, have been released. Both are safe and healthy and keen to join their loved ones as soon as possible. MSF will offer...
Families ask for privacy in these sensitive moments Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, the two aid workers for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released yesterday in Somalia after 21 months in captivity, will arrive today at the Spanish air-base of Torrejón (Madrid) from Djibouti. The organisation...
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Integrating aid into UN, AU political and military strategy will threaten Humanitarian Efforts Efforts underway at the United Nations to integrate humanitarian assistance into the international military campaign against opponents of Somalia’s government will further threaten the safe delivery of...
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