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Once, in villages within Rakhine State in western Myanmar, the Rohingya community lived, raising families and pursuing livelihoods. However, that existence was shattered on 25 August 2017, when a wave of targeted violence and persecution forced the Rohingya to flee their homes. 

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01 Sep 2023

Refugees in eastern Chad are in dire need of food, water and healthcare, with many suffering from malaria, diarrhoea and malnutrition.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  calls on the UN, international donors and humanitarian organisations to urgently respond to the vital needs of people in eastern Chad. 

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31 Aug 2023

To combat a rapidly growing public health crisis in Honduras, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working closely with local communities and health authorities to prevent dengue and other viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.

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22 Aug 2023

Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC) is a remote place in the south-east of Zimbabwe where over 15,000 people live; mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, Burundi and Rwanda. While in their country of origin, most of the refugees experienced traumatic events including war, rape, torture and physical injuries, among other traumatic events that caused them to flee. 

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28 August 2023: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been made aware of a data breach affecting Pareto Phone, a third-party tele-fundraising supplier that we engaged until 2018.

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22 Aug 2023

Over the past three years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of children admitted to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospitals in Yemen for measles. In the first half of 2023, the number of measles patients received in MSF-supported facilities has nearly tripled, at almost 4,000, compared to the whole of 2022.

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In the shadow of conflict, the Central African Republic (CAR) is grappling with a decades-long health crisis. Here, in a country of 5.5 million people, access to healthcare is all but impossible and life expectancy is little more than 54 years.

For years, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has repeated calls for more action from governments and humanitarian actors. Yet, the situation worsens, and our teams and the communities we serve are left wondering: where is everyone? 

23 Aug 2023

It’s been six years since 700,000 Rohingya people fled their homes in Myanmar to escape violent persecution and sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. 

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23 Aug 2023

Six years after an unprecedented exodus of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, medical needs in the world's largest refugee camp remain pressing and care increasingly inadequate.   

In a global context marked by multiple large-scale humanitarian crises, international funding allocated to the humanitarian response for these one million stateless people is under increased pressure year on year. 

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22 Aug 2023

For the past six years, Medecins Sans Frontieres has been alerting the world that the Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Bangladesh are at extreme risk of a critical outbreak of disease and that their living conditions are unacceptable and inhumane.