On Feb. 28, the hospital Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières supports in Las Anod was hit during indiscriminate fighting for a fourth time in three weeks. This time it caused partial damage to the structure and brought a stop to activities in the pediatrics ward and blood bank. Since the fighting started at the beginning of […]
Since 2018, MSF has been supporting a series of eye camps in Somalia, providing treatment and surgery for a range of debilitating eye conditions. Ranging from cataract surgery to treatment for eye diseases to prescribing glasses, the camps provide a one-stop shop for essential eye healthcare. “Eye problems, like many other health issues in […]
As Somalia approaches the fifth consecutive rainy season that is forecasted to fail, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams have been increasing the coverage of our nutrition programmes to meet the significant increase of acutely malnourished children in Baidoa city, in South West state. The area is badly affected by an unrelenting drought, […]
Somalia and Somaliland are facing one of their worst droughts in decades, following four poor rainy seasons and a locust invasion that was sweeping across the Horn of Africa. Severe water shortages and dry pastures have decimated livestock, affecting the livelihoods of Somali pastoralist communities. As crops fail and food prices rise, the ability of […]
Here’s a look at just a few of the humanitarian emergencies that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has responded to over the last 10 years.