Somalia

While more than 2000 Somalis cross the borders into Kenya and Ethiopia every day in search of assistance, in Somalia itself the movement of people desperately seeking food and medical help is also taking unseen proportions. MSF teams in Somalia are dealing with fast-rising numbers of displaced...
“It’s only lunchtime and we’ve already admitted 151 children today.” MSF relief teams need your help with a gift towards the current emergency relief work for crisis in Somalia and its consequences. Please donate now! Dr Hussein Sheikh QASSIM works in the Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) hospital in...
Organisation Hopes for Further Expansion in Al-Shabaab Territory MSF relief teams need your help with a gift towards the current emergency relief work for crisis in Somalia and its consequences. Please donate now! The announcement by one of the main armed factions in Somalia, Al Shabaab, that...
Following two consecutive grenade attacks on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Medina, Mogadishu, MSF has taken the decision to suspend its medical operations in the area for an indefinite period of time. After nearly two months of operations in Medina, the medical humanitarian...
“Having a baby is a joy. Having three is a triple blessing,” says Fardows ABU-BAKR, 34, who recently gave birth to healthy triplets in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She gazes at Sudais, Su’ad and Sadiyo with love, pride and apprehension. Two and a half years ago, Fardows lost two children, was abandoned by...
Intense combat on September 23 in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has overloaded a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported hospital with dozens of severely wounded people, including women and children. As of this morning, 81 people had been admitted to Dayniile Hospital on the outskirts of...
As fierce fighting once again grips Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has admitted 42 people suffering from blast injuries to its hospital in the Daynile area of the city between Thursday and Friday. Of the 42 people treated in the hospital’s emergency room, 23 were women...
“We are relieved that the security situation in Hawa Abdi has improved and that we have been able to resume our medical activities,” explains the Head of Mission David QUEROL. “The armed groups that occupied the clinic have left the hospital and our medical staff are treating patients once again.”...
On 5 June the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened new tuberculosis (TB) departments in two of its health centres in Middle Shabelle Region, Somalia. The departments will provide free, quality TB services, including testing, treatment and health education to the...
Concerns about the risk of flooding in Belet Weyne during recent weeks materialised last weekend when the rising water levels lead to the displacement of over 10,000 habitants from the town. The displaced population sought refuge in an area approximately 10km to the east of the town. The MSF teams...
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