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MSF Month in Focus: August 2018

Take a look at our work around the world this August.

From landslides to disease outbreaks, learn about the impact severe weather is having on Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as well displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

We also visit the city of Taiz, in Yemen, where the frontline of the ongoing civil war has shattered everyday life for MSF patients.

Finally, we hear from Ahed, a 25-year-old Iraqi now on the road to recovery after losing his leg in a bomb blast.

Rohingya crisis: The risks of monsoon season for refugees

As the heavy rains of monsoon season batter Bangladesh, Rohingya people living in precarious refugee camps are facing increasing risks – landslides, flooding and disease outbreaks.

MSF emergency coordinator Nicholas Papachrysostomou takes us through the situation in Cox’s Bazar.

The Rohingya refugee crisis explained >

Yemen: A teacher finds his students in hospital

The frontline of Yemen’s civil war cuts through the city of Taiz – exposing people’s everyday lives to an increasingly bitter conflict.

MSF project coordinator Arun Jegan reflects on the impact this is having on those living in Yemen’s third largest city.

More about MSF in Yemen >

Nigeria: Malaria prevention

The arrival of the rainy season in northeast Nigeria makes towns such as Rann – home to thousands of people displaced by conflict – a breeding ground of malaria-carrying mosquitos.

MSF is working to prevent the disease from spreading amongst the most vulnerable, including children under five.

Our work in Nigeria >

Iraq: Ahed’s recovery story

Following a devastating suicide attack, 25-year-old Ahed sustained shrapnel wounds all over his body and had to have his leg amputated.

Now, the MSF team at Baghdad Medical Rehabilitation Centre are helping him recover from his injuries and prepare for the future.

what we do in IraQ >

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