Somalia

The last children under treatment for severely malnutrition left the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) feeding centre in the southern Somali city of Kismayo as parents fear the impact of imminent fighting on the city. Over recent weeks, the threat of armed conflict has significantly disrupted the...
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...
Measles is a major killer in Somalia and it’s easily preventable. Vaccination - with high coverage and proper vaccine management - is critical to saving lives in Somalia. MSF asks all authorities to support emergency vaccination programmes throughout Somalia. Khadijo came to the Médecins Sans...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams in Middle Shabelle have responded to a cholera outbreak detected in the region late March. The confirmation of the first cholera case prompted the humanitarian organisation to open a Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in Balcad (Middle Shabelle) on March...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the shelling of Daynile Hospital in Mogadishu, which took place Friday, March 30. The fighting began in the morning in this neighborhood of Daynile, located in an outlying area of Mogadishu. The shelling struck the hospital’s emergency room and a portion of...
Four-year old Khalif has been under treatment in MSF’s in-patient therapeutic feeding centre in the southern Somali town of Kismayo for just over two weeks when his mother, Abshiro GEDI, tells his remarkable story. The family lives in Mayondo village, around 60 kms. North of Kismayo, in an area...
Others projects in Somalia continue, but MSF medical assistance in Somali capital reduced by half Following the tragic killings of our colleagues Philippe HAVET and Dr. Andrias Karel KEILUHU in Mogadishu, Somalia, on the 29th of December 2011, the medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans...
Humanitarian work in Somalia threatened Two Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) colleagues, Phillipe HAVET and Andrias Karel KEILUHU, were killed on 29 December by a gunman while implementing emergency assistance projects in Mogadishu. Three months ago, two MSF aid workers, Montserrat SERRA and Blanca...
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