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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
Some 2.96 million people are currently displaced in DR Congo  and many of them have no access to humanitarian assistance. Many communities are cut off from medical care due to poor infrastructure, displacement and conflict, and adequate assistance is not being provided in rural and conflict-affected areas by aid organizations and by the state. At the same time, violence against civilians, medical staff and property is commonplace, and health care providers are regularly required to suspend operations, leaving people deprived of the medical care they urgently need. Read MSF’s report, “Everyday Emergency: Silent Suffering in Democratic Republic of Congo”: http://bit.ly/1mT34fk

Some 2.96 million people are currently displaced in DR Congo  and many of them have no access to humanitarian assistance. Many communities are cut off from medical care due to poor infrastructure, displacement and conflict, and adequate assistance is not being provided in rural and conflict-affected areas by aid organizations and by the state. At the same time, violence against civilians, medical staff and property is commonplace, and health care providers are regularly required to suspend operations, leaving people deprived of the medical care they urgently need. Read MSF’s report, “Everyday Emergency: Silent Suffering in Democratic Republic of Congo”: http://bit.ly/1mT34fk

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Swaziland is in the middle of a medical crisis. The highest HIV prevalence in the world and the emergence of drug-resistant TB threaten to have a disastrous effect on the social and economic situation there. 
Millions of people in developing countries are still waiting for the AIDS revolution. Join us for a Twitter chat on how millions of people are still waiting for the AIDS revolution: Friday, Dec. 6, 11am EST/5pm CET @MSF_SouthAfrica

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Swaziland is in the middle of a medical crisis. The highest HIV prevalence in the world and the emergence of drug-resistant TB threaten to have a disastrous effect on the social and economic situation there.

Millions of people in developing countries are still waiting for the AIDS revolution. Join us for a Twitter chat on how millions of people are still waiting for the AIDS revolution: Friday, Dec. 6, 11am EST/5pm CET @MSF_SouthAfrica

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Roughly one in 10 people in Central African Republic (CAR) have been driven from their homes by violence that has overwhelmed the country since a coup in March 2013. "We are extremely concerned about the living conditions of the displaced,” said Sylvain Groulx, MSF head of mission in CAR, “who are overcrowded in churches, mosques, or schools, or living in the bush with no access to health care, food, or water, and are threatened by epidemics. Much more needs to be done and it needs to be done now."

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Roughly one in 10 people in Central African Republic (CAR) have been driven from their homes by violence that has overwhelmed the country since a coup in March 2013. "We are extremely concerned about the living conditions of the displaced,” said Sylvain Groulx, MSF head of mission in CAR, “who are overcrowded in churches, mosques, or schools, or living in the bush with no access to health care, food, or water, and are threatened by epidemics. Much more needs to be done and it needs to be done now."

Photo by Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF
New fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR), have pushed hundreds more people out of their homes, making the massive humanitarian crisis in this country even more severe. Read more: http://bit.ly/1ey3Kzq

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New fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR), have pushed hundreds more people out of their homes, making the massive humanitarian crisis in this country even more severe. Read more: http://bit.ly/1ey3Kzq

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New fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR), have pushed hundreds more people out of their homes, making the massive humanitarian crisis in this country even more severe. Watch our webcast on the situation in CAR on Dec. 4: http://disasterignored.eventbrite.com/

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New fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR), have pushed hundreds more people out of their homes, making the massive humanitarian crisis in this country even more severe. Watch our webcast on the situation in CAR on Dec. 4: http://disasterignored.eventbrite.com/

MSF cargo teams prepare supplies to be sent to the Philippines. “Our priority is to address the urgent and immediate medical needs … After that, really it’s everything – shelter, water, food,” said MSF emergency medical coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes today. Help MSF respond now: http://bit.ly/18m91VR

MSF cargo teams prepare supplies to be sent to the Philippines. “Our priority is to address the urgent and immediate medical needs … After that, really it’s everything – shelter, water, food,” said MSF emergency medical coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes today. Help MSF respond now: http://bit.ly/18m91VR

How many pills does a multi-drug resistant TB patient have to swallow? We need better treatment for TB now! http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

MSF’s outgoing international president, Dr. Unni Karunakara, left Sunday on a journey by bicycle from one end of India to the other. It’s a 3,000+ mile (5000 km) journey that Unni will use to spark a dialogue on health, healthcare, and humanitarianism. You can follow his progress here: https://www.cycleformsf.in/unnicycles/

MSF’s outgoing international president, Dr. Unni Karunakara, left Sunday on a journey by bicycle from one end of India to the other. It’s a 3,000+ mile (5000 km) journey that Unni will use to spark a dialogue on health, healthcare, and humanitarianism. You can follow his progress here: https://www.cycleformsf.in/unnicycles/

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The view from an MSF vehicle in Central African Republic. The roads outside the capital Bangui are minimal, and during the rainy season impassable. MSF scaled up its projects in CAR when a coup d’état in March left communities with no access to any health care. Clinics were looted, health workers fled, and the loss of income made it impossible for people to pay for health care. MSF is providing treatment for HIV, malaria, malnutrition, and more.

Photo by Jacob Zocherman

The view from an MSF vehicle in Central African Republic. The roads outside the capital Bangui are minimal, and during the rainy season impassable. MSF scaled up its projects in CAR when a coup d’état in March left communities with no access to any health care. Clinics were looted, health workers fled, and the loss of income made it impossible for people to pay for health care. MSF is providing treatment for HIV, malaria, malnutrition, and more.

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Mental health needs among Syrian refugees are steadily increasing. In Domeez camp, Iraq, “disorders such as schizophrenia and severe depression are becoming more commonplace, and we are seeing many patients who have suicidal tendencies.” MSF psychologists and counselors have worked here along with medical staff for over a year now. Read more: http://bit.ly/1bcvJm3

Photo by Pierre-Yves Bernard/MSF

Mental health needs among Syrian refugees are steadily increasing. In Domeez camp, Iraq, “disorders such as schizophrenia and severe depression are becoming more commonplace, and we are seeing many patients who have suicidal tendencies.” MSF psychologists and counselors have worked here along with medical staff for over a year now. Read more: http://bit.ly/1bcvJm3

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The new Childhood TB Roadmap could help reverse years of neglect:http://bit.ly/1eWUFT0 

Photo by Ron Haviv/VII Photo

The new Childhood TB Roadmap could help reverse years of neglect:http://bit.ly/1eWUFT0 

"Most diplomatic discussion on Syria has focused on the recent chemical weapons attack … Meanwhile, the residents of this area continue to face daily bombings and a blockade that deprives them of the food and medicines that they need to survive. And humanitarian assistance is not even on the agenda of international negotiations." - MSF op-ed, published Sept. 17 http://bit.ly/19hy5yo

"Most diplomatic discussion on Syria has focused on the recent chemical weapons attack … Meanwhile, the residents of this area continue to face daily bombings and a blockade that deprives them of the food and medicines that they need to survive. And humanitarian assistance is not even on the agenda of international negotiations." - MSF op-ed, published Sept. 17 http://bit.ly/19hy5yo

In Syria, MSF surgeon Steve Rubin treats a patient in an inflatable operating theatre inside a makeshift hospital that used to be a chicken farm. The inflatable theatre is a good way to create a sterile environment. “We don’t have everything we need,” said Rubin, “but we make it work. You tell yourself ‘I’m going to do the best I can do with what I have, and save as many lives as I can.’”
Photo by Robin Meldrum/MSF

In Syria, MSF surgeon Steve Rubin treats a patient in an inflatable operating theatre inside a makeshift hospital that used to be a chicken farm. The inflatable theatre is a good way to create a sterile environment. “We don’t have everything we need,” said Rubin, “but we make it work. You tell yourself ‘I’m going to do the best I can do with what I have, and save as many lives as I can.’”

Photo by Robin Meldrum/MSF