MSF calls for urgent action as hepatitis E spreads through Sudanese refugee camps in Chad

Hepatitis E is spreading through refugee camps in eastern Chad where more than 550,000 Sudanese fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Sudan have taken shelter, warns Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. The spread of hepatitis E is being exacerbated by poor sanitation and a desperate shortage of clean water in the camps, which are […]

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MSF Policy Brief for The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change 2023 

This year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations has also responded to epidemics of climate-sensitive diseases, including multiple concurrent cholera outbreaks and the rise of dengue and malaria in several areas, including in conflict-affected settings.  MSF and other aid organizations are already struggling to meet the rising health and humanitarian needs. […]

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MSF calls for urgent international help for Sudanese refugees in Chad as major crisis looms

Refugees from Sudan await consultations with MSF nurses for nutritional support under a tent.

As people continue to flee the conflict in Sudan, more than 358,000 refugees have arrived at the border town Adré, in eastern Chad. Refugee camps are being built, but the shelter and basic facilities available in the camps are wholly inadequate to meet the needs of the incoming people. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) […]

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Brother and Sister in Chad’s Andressa, on the border with Sudan

MSF nurse triaging children at the Andréssa site in Sila province for Refugees from Sudan and host communities in eastern Chad an the MSF mobile Clininc.

Neal Russell is a pediatric doctor and advisor based in London – who has been working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 10 years. Following a recent visit to MSF’s project in Chad’s eastern region of Sila near the border with Sudan, Neal provides his account of the situation he witnessed there. He […]

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Chad: Refugees may become ‘trapped’ and ‘forgotten’ with onset of the rainy season

MSF trucks at a refugee camp in Chad.

Thousands of people amassed at Chad’s eastern border in Sila region and other border areas – seeking refuge from a raging conflict in neighbouring Sudan – are at risk of losing access to vital humanitarian and medical assistance with the impending arrival of the rainy season, warns Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is […]

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