Our teams work around the world to provide mental health support to survivors of abuse, conflict and displacement. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illness is one of the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Today, we're releasing a booklet to mark World Mental Health Day that explores our experiences providing mental… Read more.
Thousands more were injured and sexually assaulted, prompting an estimated 700,000 Rohingya to flee across the border into Bangladesh as refugees. In the aftermath of the violence, the displaced Rohingya refugees began living in makeshift refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. One year on, these camps are still housing thousands of people in overcrowded and… Read more.
YEMEN On August 9th, an airstrike hit a school bus in Saada, Yemen, killing 51 people including 40 children. The horrifying event is just one example of the thousands of innocent people that become targets during conflict. In Yemen, an estimated 10,000 people have died since the beginning of the conflict in 2015. In addition… Read more.
Under the shaded canopy of the Phnom Penh Children's Surgical Center (CSC), the two benches provided for patients are never enough. Access to free healthcare such as surgery is rare in Cambodia, and the crowds of young children, women, men and adolescents waiting to see our surgical team often spill into adjoining gardens. Consultations begin… Read more.
Pauline Lévêque is a French journalist, author and illustrator. For many years, she wrote about the film and entertainment industries for publications including Le Journal du Dimanche and Paris Match, where she was a contributor for 10 years. When her son Georges was born, she started to write Beep Beep, a bilingual (French-English) children’s book… Read more.
Margaret is an Emergency Management consultant in the Los Angeles Office of Ernst & Young LLP, bringing nearly 20 years of emergency management experience with federal and state governments, and with the non-profit and private sectors. Before entering the private sector, Margaret worked for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, where she was… Read more.
Blandine Britis Bedbeder, the Medical Advisor for our program in Ethiopia, described how “A traditional birth attendant is the one who carries out the practice in people’s homes. Although FGM is completely illegal in Ethiopia, it is said to have occurred for hundreds of years. The women who have undergone this practice when they were… Read more.
Dr. Jean-François Corty, Director of International Operations for Doctors of the World France, described how "With a only few hours of electricity a day, it is immensely difficult to import medicines and medical equipment and to refer patients to the appropriate healthcare facilities. The blockade has disastrous effects on the health of civilians. The inhumanity… Read more.
Doctors of the World is working alongside Ugandan national health authorities that are actively working in Bidi Bidi camp. Our aim is to train local staff to ensure the sustainability of the project in the future and to ensure continuing access to care for those that that need it. Life in Bidi Bidi remains uncertain… Read more.
We spoke with Helea Saiz, the Emergency Coordinator for our program in South Sudan to hear updates on the project. "Thankfully, things have been quiet in Bor. Our teams follow the security protocols and have not had any incidents since we arrived. However, in the dry season, rural areas can be more dangerous due to… Read more.