Somalia

On 5 May 2010 a private dispute escalated into a violent clash in the area surrounding Hawa Abdi clinic in Somalia. This triggered the occupation of the medical premises. An armed group continues to be present in some parts of the clinic compound and a number of MSF non-medical staff are still...
On 5 May 2010 the medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to temporarily suspend its activities in Hawa Abdi clinic, after a security incident not related to MSF’s activities degenerated into a major clash. The clinic was taken over by armed men and some Somali staff...
As fierce fighting once again grips Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has admitted 89 people suffering from blast injuries to its hospital in the Daynile area of the city between 29th January and 2nd February. Of these, 66 were women...
Médecins Sans Frontieres(MSF) continues activities in Dhusa Mareb, Somalia, despite growing insecurity due to clashes on Saturday the 2nd of January 2010. In response to severe drought conditions, MSF started supplying water on the 23rd of December 2009, in order to cover the needs of people in...
The number of children under treatment for severe malnutrition has reached an all time high in MSF's nutritional programme in Galcayo, Somalia. More than 1,300 children are now under care in MSF nutritional projects in South Galcayo Hospital and North Galcayo Feeding Centre. That is almost half the...
MSF is deeply saddened by the recent attack during the graduation of medical students from Benadir University. Medical needs throughout Somalia are vast, and in many places made all the worse by high levels of violence and prolonged drought. In contrast, the provision of medical care is vastly...
Why is MSF’s surgical facility in South Galcayo Hospital so important? The MSF surgical facility in Galcayo is very important because it is the only free surgical facility in a region affected by frequent violent clashes. It caters for many people, in towns and villages as far away as Dhusa Mareeb...
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