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Field News | September 24, 2013
MSF carried out an emergency nutrition intervention in Ethiopia's remote Afar region, one of the world's harshest places to live.
Press Release | May 28, 2013
Government-imposed restrictions on Muslim communities in Rakhine State are preventing tens of thousands of people from accessing health care and other basic services
Field News | May 8, 2013
MSF is providing care to mothers in the remote Ethiopian region of Aroressa, where health centers and qualified medical personnel are scarce.
Press Release | May 1, 2013
Authorities in Yemen have freed more than a thousand Somali and Ethiopian migrants, many suffering from torture and sexual abuse while forcibly held by human smugglers.
Alert Article | January 31, 2013
MSF programs are run by "desks" in different headquarters offices around the world. Gwenola Francois, MSF-USA deputy program manager, talks about MSF-USA’s portfolio and the priorities for the year ahead.
Field News | September 20, 2012
MSF is working to assist some 12,000 Sudanese refugees displaced by violence in Ethiopia's Bambasi refugee camp.
Voice from the Field | May 24, 2012
Michele Trainiti worked in and around Ethiopia's Hiloweyn camp for nearly eight months, first as project coordinator and later as emergency coordinator. In this piece he describes his experience.
Field News | May 24, 2012
In May 2012, after successfully coping with a humanitarian crisis, MSF handed over its project in Hiloweyn refugee camp to an Ethiopian refugee agency.
Voice from the Field | February 28, 2012
José Luis Dvorzak, an MSF doctor, describes his experiences in Ethiopia's Liben refugee camps, and calls attention to the ongoing plight of Somali refugees.
Voice from the Field | January 25, 2012
These testimonies from Somali refugees in southern Ethiopia describe the violence that drove them from their homes and the challenges they face in the refugee camps they've settled in.
Alert Article | January 3, 2012
In this year-end issue of Alert we highlight 2011's pictures of the year, share MSF nurse Mary Jo Frawley's remembrance of her time in Haiti, and explore MSF's history of negotiation in the new book Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed.
Voice from the Field | December 9, 2011
This testimony from a 33-year-old refugee in the Doro camp in South Sudan describes the hardships he and his family have faced since arriving in the overcrowded camp.
Press Release | November 2, 2011
Unless the capacity to deliver aid is rapidly increased, it will be extremely difficult to meet the needs of Somalis fleeing to Ethiopia, MSF said today.
Press Release | October 18, 2011
Disassociating itself from armed activities and related declarations following the abduction, MSF is engaging with all relevant actors to seek a safe resolution.
Voice from the Field | August 19, 2011
Duncan McLean, MSF program manager for Somalia, talks about the difficulties of working in Somalia today.
Field News | August 12, 2011
Nearly 120,000 Somali refugees are now taking shelter in Ethiopia's Liben region, in camps originally built to house less than half their number.
Press Release | July 22, 2011
MSF urges all parties in Somalia, neighboring countries, and the international community to improve assistance to the Somali population in the region and remove hurdles preventing the expansion of independent aid in Somalia.
Field News | July 21, 2011
"What is new is that people are now fleeing the rural areas simply because they have no more food to eat.”
Field News | July 18, 2011
MSF is seeing a dramatic effect on the Somali population—both those in Somalia and the many who have fled to overcrowded camps in Dadaab, Kenya, and parts of Ethiopia.
Field News | July 8, 2011
As a food crisis worsens and conflict continues, many people inside Somalia, and in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia, urgently need assistance.
Voice from the Field | March 22, 2011
In Ethiopia’s western Gambella Province, MSF teams are working to provide access to health care to an extremely remote and mobile population.
Voice from the Field | December 10, 2010
“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.
Research Article | November 15, 2010
Voice from the Field | August 27, 2010
MSF's two facilities in Imey in the Somali region of Ehtiopia provides crucial health care services to people who would otherwise go without.
Voice from the Field | July 30, 2010
MSF has been providing care to more than 30,000 Somali Refugees in Ethiopia's Liben zone since February 2009.
Field News | March 24, 2010
"They asked, ‘why are you coughing so much? You must be a serious case. Soon you will probably not be with us anymore.’ ”
Voice from the Field | March 5, 2010
MSF midwife Mali Ebrahami described her experience working in Wardher, where health care and other basic services are minimal.
Research Article | September 1, 2009
Press Release | April 23, 2009
The dead were among a group who had departed two days prior from the port of Bosasso, Somalia, fleeing insecurity or extreme poverty on a smuggler’s boat. They were travelling in extremely harsh conditions across the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen.
Press Coverage | March 12, 2009
Current TV features a documentary about the deadly risks at sea Somali refugees and Ethiopian migrants are forced to take in search of a better life in Yemen, and the Doctors Without Borders medical teams helping those who survive.
Top Ten Humantarian Crises | December 31, 2008
Continued violence and harsh climatic conditions have made living a constant struggle for people in the crisis-affected area of Ethiopia’s Somali region this year. Caught between rebel groups based in the region and government forces intent on quelling the rebellion, the largely nomadic population has become ever more isolated from basic services and humanitarian assistance.
Field News | December 5, 2008
Human smugglers from northern Somalia forced 114 people from a small fishing boat near the village of Al Qashaah on the southern coast of Yemen early on the morning of December 5. The passengers were Somali refugees fleeing war, destitution, and disease. Among them were ten children, including babies.
Field News | December 3, 2008
Since early Monday, December 1, of a presumed 420 people who have arrived on Yemen’s shores after traveling through the Gulf of Aden from Somalia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has assisted 361.
Alert Article | December 1, 2008
Some of the world’s leading photojournalists worked alongside our medical teams throughout 2008, documenting our work and following the lives of our patients and their communities. At the same time, some of our own staff captured unforgettable moments that we are pleased to include in this Year in Pictures issue of Alert, which brings together some of the most moving and telling photographs of the crises to which we responded in 2008.
Alert Article | November 21, 2008
Every year, thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden to Yemen. Hoping to escape the conflict and extreme poverty in their own countries, these desperate passengers are regularly abused and sometimes killed by the brutal smugglers they pay to get them across.
Alert Article | November 21, 2008
In May, MSF emergency teams found extremely high numbers of children under age five who were severely malnourished in southern Ethiopia. By May 13, MSF had begun an emergency nutritional intervention that continued to grow along with the increasing numbers of patients.
Press Release | November 1, 2008
November, 1, 2008, Awhar, Yemen --A team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) assisting refugees in the south of Yemen found 39 dead bodies on the shore between Friday, October 31 and Sunday, November 2.
Field News | September 23, 2008
At present, the situation seems to be stabilizing in some of these areas and admissions of severe cases into the MSF centers are decreasing. However, it is not possible to identify a general trend across the country.
Press Coverage | September 23, 2008
29 bodies found on Yemen beach - MSF assists survivors of deadly sea crossing.
Field News | September 19, 2008
Many of the IDPs, traditionally nomadic people, are saying that in the areas they usually inhabit there is currently not enough food or water to survive.
Field News | August 27, 2008
Nearly 40,000 people have received food distributions through MSF nutrition activities in southern Ethiopia over the last four months. Although harvest time has arrived in some areas and is close in others, hungry crowds still gather at the entrance of the centers.
Field News | August 20, 2008
Confronted by rapidly escalating numbers of severely malnourished patients in southern Ethiopia, MSF has set up 51 ambulatory nutrition centers and five hospitalization centers. More than 20,000 patients with severe acute malnutrition have been admitted to the program.
Field News | July 31, 2008
More than 16,700 severely malnourished patients, mostly children, have been cared for in MSF programs in the Oromiya and Southern Nations and Nationalities People's (SNNP) regions of southern Ethiopia.
Field News | July 24, 2008
“One of my children died because we had nothing to eat at home. Today, I am coming to MSF in Tunto to see if my other child can be admitted into the outreach therapeutic program."
Field News | July 24, 2008
"We’ve already admitted more than 100 patients this morning, but a lot of people don’t meet the admission criteria and don’t understand why they’ll receive nothing when they have nothing.”
Field News | July 17, 2008
MSF has treated 11,800 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the Oromiya and SNNP regions of southern Ethiopia since mid-May. In certain areas, poor rainfall, high food prices, low purchasing power and other factors have led to an alarming situation.
Press Release | July 10, 2008
Addis Ababa/Geneva, July 10, 2008 —Unable to respond to the medical needs of populations affected by internal conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, the Swiss section of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to stop its activities and withdraw from the Fiiq area where it began an assistance program in December 2007.
Field News | July 7, 2008
On May 20, MSF set up a stabilization center in the Shashemene region of southern Ethiopia to provide 24-hour medical care to children with complicated severe malnutrition—those at highest risk of dying who are suffering from additional conditions such as dehydration or malaria. Within days, the center had admitted over 200 children. Here, their caretakers describe the difficulties of the last few months.
Field News | June 27, 2008
Since May 13, MSF has been continually scaling up its activities in areas of southern Ethiopia to respond to the alarming nutritional situation there.
Special Report | June 26, 2008
Thousands of people risk their lives every year to cross the Gulf of Aden to escape from conflict, violence, drought and poverty.
Field News | June 5, 2008
Since MSF started its intervention in the Oromiya region on May 13, more than 700 children with complicated severe malnutrition have been admitted to its three inpatient centers in Shashemene, Ropi, and Senbete Shinquille. MSF is treating more than 1,500 who are not suffering from complications, such as severe dehydration or malaria, on an outpatient basis in eight different clinics around the region.
Field News | May 27, 2008
Two weeks ago, MSF launched a nutritional intervention in some areas of the southern region of Oromiya in Ethiopia, following assessments that showed alarming levels of malnutrition among children under five.
Research Article | April 17, 2008
Press Release | September 4, 2007
Nairobi, September 4, 2007 – Violence and displacement are threatening the lives of the civilian population in Ethiopia's conflict-affected Somali region, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Despite urgent humanitarian needs, however, two MSF sections have been denied access to the region. MSF is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to immediately allow its teams to provide assistance to people in the region who are facing an increasingly desperate situation.
Research Article | April 1, 2007
Field News | February 12, 2006
Cases of meningitis were reported during the first week of January in the Welayita region of the Kendo Kocha and Bolo Sore woredas (administrative units), in southern Ethiopia.
Field News | August 22, 2005
"The Afar nomads were neither receiving quality TB treatment in the local health system, nor were they welcomed there, as they are a marginalized group with a different language and culture," says Dr. John Pratt, a Welsh general practitioner working at the Galaha TB center.
Field News | December 5, 2003
Voice from the Field | June 10, 2003
In April of 2003, epidemiologist Brigg Reilley, a program officer for MSF, returned from an assessment of MSF's HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Humera.
Press Release | May 14, 2003
Field News | May 30, 2000
Field News | April 17, 2000
Press Release | February 8, 2000
Field News | November 22, 1999