E-Newsletter Photo by © Kate Geraghty/Fairfax Media.


southern Sudan: Violent Clashes in Abyei

Photo: Kate Geraghty/MSF

MSF treats 42 wounded

MSF has responded to the consequences of recent fighting in Sudan’s Abyei region.  Following violent clashes, the MSF hospital in Agok, 40 kilometres south of Abyei, received 42 wounded during the night between May 20 and 21. On May 21, the entire population of Abyei town fled the city, which is now almost empty.Read more…

MSF program manager Gustavo Fernandez talked to CBC’s As It Happens about the situation in Abyei.

Listen to the interview…

Photo: John Heeneman/MSF   MSF receives Green Star Award for leadership in environmental emergencies

On May 18, MSF accepted a 2011 Green Star Award for leadership in environmental emergencies at a ceremony in Bern, Switzerland. MSF’s most recent environmental emergency response began in northern Nigeria in March 2010, and is still ongoing. There MSF is treating more than 1,000 children for lead poisoning in several villages in Zamfara state.

Read more…

Read about preventing more lead poisoning deaths…

Photo: MSF   MSF urges PM Harper to advocate on behalf of civilians fleeing Libya

MSF issued a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling on the Canadian leader to urge his European counterparts to respect the asylum rights of all civilians fleeing the conflict in Libya. The letter asks Harper to speak out against the deportation of families displaced by the conflict from Europe‘s territorial waters and lands, back to a war zone.

Read the letter…

Read about boat people fleeing Libya…

Read about supply shortages in Libya…

Listen to the podcast…

Ivory Coast
Photo: Brigitte Breuillac/MSF   Overwhelming emergency medical needs continue

While the post-election violence that wracked communities in Ivory Coast ended over a month ago in most of the country, emergency medical needs remained at critical levels. In May, as some Ivorians slowly began to return to their homes to try and resume their lives, more than a hundred thousand people remained as refugees in Liberia while thousands more were still displaced in overcrowded camps in western Ivory Coast.

Read more… 

Read about a midwife in Anyama hospital…

Read about the Abobo Sud hospital…   

Month in Focus
Photo: MSF   Month in Focus – May 2011


  • Libya: Aid for a besieged town
  • Ivory Coast: The fear remains
  • Haiti: A new hospital
  • HIV/AIDS: A roadmap for the next decade

Watch the video…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s