Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF
The South Sudanese key strategic town of Malakal came under attack on February 18. The clashes between government and opposition forces forced thousands of people to flee. The nearby UN compound is now home to roughly 21,000 people. Conditions are terrible: displaced people are desperately short of space and clean drinking water, and sanitary conditions are poor.

Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF

The South Sudanese key strategic town of Malakal came under attack on February 18. The clashes between government and opposition forces forced thousands of people to flee. The nearby UN compound is now home to roughly 21,000 people. Conditions are terrible: displaced people are desperately short of space and clean drinking water, and sanitary conditions are poor.

Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF 
The UN compound near Malakal, South Sudan, is now home to roughly 21,000 people. Conditions are terrible: displaced people are desperately short of space and clean drinking water, and sanitary conditions are poor. The overcrowding in the camps brings a risk of epidemics, as well as exacerbating tensions between those sheltering there. In February, dozens of people were wounded in the camp when fighting broke out between different groups, mirroring the armed clashes in town. In total, MSF and ICRC treated 152 people injured in the violence, 32 of them with gunshot wounds.

Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF

The UN compound near Malakal, South Sudan, is now home to roughly 21,000 people. Conditions are terrible: displaced people are desperately short of space and clean drinking water, and sanitary conditions are poor. The overcrowding in the camps brings a risk of epidemics, as well as exacerbating tensions between those sheltering there. In February, dozens of people were wounded in the camp when fighting broke out between different groups, mirroring the armed clashes in town. In total, MSF and ICRC treated 152 people injured in the violence, 32 of them with gunshot wounds.

Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF 
The South Sudanese key strategic town of Malakal came under attack on 18th February. The clashes between government and opposition forces forced thousands of people to flee. Malakal is now a ghost town.

Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF


The South Sudanese key strategic town of Malakal came under attack on 18th February. The clashes between government and opposition forces forced thousands of people to flee. Malakal is now a ghost town.

Photo by Laurence GeaiSonia is 21 years old. Last December, while Sonia was more than seven months pregnant, a wave of extreme violence struck Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, obliging her to flee her neighborhood and seek refuge in the M’Poko camp. With the help of midwives, Sonia safely delivered her baby in the field hospital set up by MSF in the camp.

Photo by Laurence Geai

Sonia is 21 years old. Last December, while Sonia was more than seven months pregnant, a wave of extreme violence struck Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, obliging her to flee her neighborhood and seek refuge in the M’Poko camp. With the help of midwives, Sonia safely delivered her baby in the field hospital set up by MSF in the camp.

Photo by Laurence Geai 
Ann Van Haver, midwife for MSF holds a newborn she helped deliver in M’Poko camp in Central African Republic. The camp hosts around 40,000 people who have inadequate access to water, food and shelter. The rainy season is beginning and is certain to make conditions worse. Every day, MSF teams provide over 1,000 medical consultations and assist in at least 10 births.

Photo by Laurence Geai

Ann Van Haver, midwife for MSF holds a newborn she helped deliver in M’Poko camp in Central African Republic. The camp hosts around 40,000 people who have inadequate access to water, food and shelter. The rainy season is beginning and is certain to make conditions worse. Every day, MSF teams provide over 1,000 medical consultations and assist in at least 10 births.

Photo by Mathieu Fortoul/MSF
Nearly 60,000 displaced people are currently living in terrible conditions in M’Poko camp in Central African Republic. The already bad hygienic conditions are likely to get worse as the rainy season continues. MSF has set up a field hospital with 60 beds as well as three health posts to cover the medical needs and teams carry out 1,000 medical consultations per day, mainly for malaria, diarrhea, respiratory infections and skin disease linked to the sanitary conditions. Teams are trying to address the hygiene needs by building latrines and providing clean water.

Photo by Mathieu Fortoul/MSF


Nearly 60,000 displaced people are currently living in terrible conditions in M’Poko camp in Central African Republic. The already bad hygienic conditions are likely to get worse as the rainy season continues. MSF has set up a field hospital with 60 beds as well as three health posts to cover the medical needs and teams carry out 1,000 medical consultations per day, mainly for malaria, diarrhea, respiratory infections and skin disease linked to the sanitary conditions. Teams are trying to address the hygiene needs by building latrines and providing clean water.

Photo 2013 © Sven Torfinn
Right now, many major drug companies’ business practices keep their own profits high while keeping medicines out of the hands of millions of people who need them. Until we change the way medicines are developed and marketed, too many people will go without needed treatment because quality medicines are not available to them.SHARE THIS IMAGE to show you stand with Doctors Without Borders in calling for access to quality, affordable medical treatment for ALL.

Photo 2013 © Sven Torfinn

Right now, many major drug companies’ business practices keep their own profits high while keeping medicines out of the hands of millions of people who need them. Until we change the way medicines are developed and marketed, too many people will go without needed treatment because quality medicines are not available to them.

SHARE THIS IMAGE to show you stand with Doctors Without Borders in calling for access to quality, affordable medical treatment for ALL.

"The experience changed me completely; my innocence died there." Twenty years ago, Rachel Kiddell-Monroe was head of mission in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) during and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Here she talks about MSF’s response during the genocide and how the aid response and success in Rwanda should serve as a model for DRC’s North Kivu Province just over the border. 

Today marks 20 years since the Rwandan genocide during which approximately 800,000 people lost their lives. Many MSF staff were among the dead. For the first time MSF is sharing its internal communications during the genocide and its aftermath with the public. These reports depict the struggles and humanitarian dilemmas that the organization faced internally. See MSF’s Speaking Out Case Studies: http://speakingout.msf.org/en/genocide-of-rwandan-tutsi

Today marks 20 years since the Rwandan genocide during which approximately 800,000 people lost their lives. Many MSF staff were among the dead. For the first time MSF is sharing its internal communications during the genocide and its aftermath with the public. These reports depict the struggles and humanitarian dilemmas that the organization faced internally. See MSF’s Speaking Out Case Studies: http://speakingout.msf.org/en/genocide-of-rwandan-tutsi

Today! Join Doctors Without Borders on Reddit.com for an AMA at 2pm EDT to ask anything you want to know about drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The direct link will be posted here by 2pm: http://bit.ly/PiMsOM
Today! Join Doctors Without Borders on Reddit.com for an AMA at 2pm EDT to ask anything you want to know about drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The direct link will be posted here by 2pm: http://bit.ly/PiMsOM
Join us on Reddit THURSDAY at 2pm EDT/6pm GMT to Ask Us Anything about drug-resistant TB. Kees Keus has managed MSF’s TB project in Swaziland for 4 years and Jezza Neumann directed the new FRONTLINE documentary “TB Silent Killer”, now available at pbs.org/frontline. This AMA is an opportunity to ask anything you want to know about drug-resistant TB. Photo © 2014 True Vision Productions

Join us on Reddit THURSDAY at 2pm EDT/6pm GMT to Ask Us Anything about drug-resistant TB. Kees Keus has managed MSF’s TB project in Swaziland for 4 years and Jezza Neumann directed the new FRONTLINE documentary “TB Silent Killer”, now available at pbs.org/frontline. This AMA is an opportunity to ask anything you want to know about drug-resistant TB. Photo © 2014 True Vision Productions

Photo by Mathieu Fortoul/MSF
This past weekend, MSF treated 28 people injured during fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic. Of those patients, 16 were women and four were children, from babies up to 15 years old. Most injuries were caused by bullets and grenade shrapnel. Read the latest report:http://bit.ly/1mFMRZK

Photo by Mathieu Fortoul/MSF

This past weekend, MSF treated 28 people injured during fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic. Of those patients, 16 were women and four were children, from babies up to 15 years old. Most injuries were caused by bullets and grenade shrapnel. Read the latest report:http://bit.ly/1mFMRZK

Today is World TB Day. Sign our TB Manifesto and help us demand better medicines and diagnostics for people with drug-resistant forms of the deadly disease: http://ow.ly/uN7mW 

Today is World TB Day. Sign our TB Manifesto and help us demand better medicines and diagnostics for people with drug-resistant forms of the deadly disease: http://ow.ly/uN7mW 

Photo © 2014 True Vision Productions
10-year-old Nokubegha is battling drug-resistant TB in Swaziland. He is featured in the FRONTLINE documentary “TB Silent Killer”, airing on PBS Tuesday, March 25. See the trailer: http://bit.ly/1d4KLzi 

Photo © 2014 True Vision Productions

10-year-old Nokubegha is battling drug-resistant TB in Swaziland. He is featured in the FRONTLINE documentary “TB Silent Killer”, airing on PBS Tuesday, March 25. See the trailer: http://bit.ly/1d4KLzi 

Photo by Samantha Maurin /MSF
The refugees, including many children, from CAR who’ve arrived seeking safety in Sido, Chad, have witnessed the worst atrocities. “Most of the refugees who told me their stories did so in a monotone, with solemn faces,” said an MSF psychiatrist, “without going into details about the bodies carved up in the massacres, keeping their distance from the expression of painful emotions.”http://bit.ly/1mfQyVR

Photo by Samantha Maurin /MSF

The refugees, including many children, from CAR who’ve arrived seeking safety in Sido, Chad, have witnessed the worst atrocities. “Most of the refugees who told me their stories did so in a monotone, with solemn faces,” said an MSF psychiatrist, “without going into details about the bodies carved up in the massacres, keeping their distance from the expression of painful emotions.”http://bit.ly/1mfQyVR