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MSF Month in Focus: June 2019

While conflict and violence can put lives directly at risk, the wider consequences are often just as dangerous - people may be forced from home into unsafe conditions, while much-needed healthcare systems can completely collapse.

This month, we're focusing on our work around the world to support people living through or fleeing conflict.

World Refugee Day 2019

There are now 70.8 million people forced from home around the world—more than at any time in modern history. These are people who have fled conflict, violence or other life-threatening circumstances. 

To mark World Refugee Day 2019, some of our staff - who are caring for displaced people in medical projects around the globe - tell you why we stand with refugees.

World refugee day 2019 >

Yemen: The second-hand consequences of conflict

Far from the bullets and bombs on the frontlines of Yemen, MSF teams witness the second-hand implications of the ongoing war. The collapse of the economy and the healthcare system has meant that many people are unable to afford transportation to the few hospitals that are still functioning. It's likely that many never make it to medical care. 

We go inside Dhi As Sufal hospital, in the relatively calm area of Ibb, where our teams believe they may only be witnessing the tip of the iceberg.

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South Sudan: The conditions of protection

As of May 2019, over 180,000 people live in the six UN protection camps across South Sudan - created in 2013 after thousands of people fled their homes and the violent civil war.

However, the relative safety people found in these "Protection of Civilians" (PoC) sites has come at the expense of being forced to live in poor conditions with high exposure to life-threatening diseases.

Inside South Sudan's protection camps >

Yemen: Surviving airstrikes in Saada

Since 2015, more than 17,000 civilians in Yemen have been killed or injured in airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition.

In this month's second video from Yemen, we head to Saada - the most heavily bombed area in the country - for a special report on how we're providing care in the aftermath of the airstrikes.

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