Kailahun, Sierra Leone

Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the largest-recorded Ebola epidemic a “health emergency,” the international effort to stem the outbreak is dangerously inadequate.

Central African Republic, May / June 2013 - 56 photos, 3 web clips, 1 b-roll

Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic, tries to regain normality after intense fighting between Seleka militias and Sangaris forces last week.

Iraq-IDPs from Sinjar District

Over 200,000 people have fled heavy fighting between the Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish forces in Iraq. Our teams are providing medical aid and emergency supplies.

Iraq-IDPs from Sinjar District

Eleven days after militants from the Islamic State group stormed the district of Sinjar in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, a constant stream of thousands of exhausted people are crossing into Syria every day.

Michele Beck, a medical referent with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), took advantage of the truce to go to the north of the Gaza strip, severely damaged during the war.

Refugees Camp Flood Bentiu South Sudan

In South Sudan, 40,000 people are crowded into a flooded United Nations compound in Bentiu. Living conditions are horrific but it is the only refuge they have from the civil war that broke out last December.

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For the migrants crossing Mexico, the route to the US is beset with obstacles, violence and anxiety

Palestine: Occupied Minds

MSF psychologist Melanie Kerloc’h describes the effects of unremitting violence on ordinary Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank.

Cokie van der Velde, a sanitation specialist with MSF has been helping to combat Ebola in Liberia and Guinea. On Friday she returned to her home in Yorkshire. Here she describes her last day of work in the isolation zone.


Visit our projects around the world and see what we really do. This month we look to the resurgence of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, people displaced by the conflict in Central African Republic, our four missing colleagues in Democratic Republic of Congo, donating blood in Mali and migrants in Mexico.

Dozens of thousands of people have fled violence CAR and sought refuge into southern Chad

Approximately 35,000 people, traveling by truck and on foot, have taken refuge in southern Chad

Des réfugiés en provenance de le république Centrafricaine recoivent des soins à l'hôpital de Garoua-Boulaï

"It is difficult to know the exact numbers of the refugee population": Interview with MSF emergency coordinator Sylvain Mathieu

Des réfugiés attendent leur consultation par MSF à l'hôpital de Garoua-Boulaï

It is estimated that between 80,000 and 100,000 refugees have now fled to Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo

a thousand people in transit on their way to Cameroon victims of attacks

Nearly 1,000 displaced people remain trapped in a Central African town after two weeks of threats, kidnappings and executions.

MSF Clinic in Karachi

While the world’s media focuses on stories of violence and drone attacks in north-west Pakistan, families struggle through another bitter winter in the mountains, with little or no access to healthcare

Displaced families walking from Bentiu to Leer, South Sudan.

The deteriorating security situation in Leer and surrounding areas of southern Unity State in South Sudan is having devastating consequences for thousands of people who are hiding in the bush, MSF said today.

Interview with Lindis Hurum, who coordinated MSF's activities in Mpoko airport camp. She describes some of the horrifying violence she witnessed in Bangui during her time in the Central African Republic.

A snapshot of life inside Mpoko airport hospital, where thousands of displaced people are sheltering – too scared to return home

Displaced families walking from Bentiu to Leer, South Sudan.

"A mix of shame and helplessness": Emergency coordinator Jean- Pierre Amigo recounts how MSF was forced to evacuate Bentiu.

MSF activities in Goma, Mugunga I and III camp, Virunga Hospital.

Opinion and Debate: Marc DuBois asks why we don't do a good enough job of assessing needs when it comes to the elderly, when many NGOs claim to be impartial.