MSF International Activity Report 2017

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Date published
01 Jul 2018
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Health, Forced displacement and migration

Violence against civilians escalated in Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Central African Republic and Iraq in 2017. It continued unabated in Syria, Nigeria and Yemen. Entire communities paid a staggering price of death, injury and loss, and millions fled their homes in search of safety.

Treating the wounded and responding to basic health needs, malnutrition and outbreaks of infectious disease, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provided lifesaving care to those caught up in conflict as health systems collapsed and living conditions deteriorated. Where we were unable to secure direct access to those trapped at the heart of the violence, in places such as Myanmar and Syria, we focused our assistance on those who had escaped.