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Democratic Republic of Congo, the Country with the Worst Displacement Crisis in the World

In Tanganyika province, located in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, inter-community and militia conflict has led to massive population displacements.  In May 2021, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM): > there were 302,919 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the province, and > 367,601 returnees, including 89,000 in the Nyemba Health Zone  Chronic instability… Read more.

Madagascar’s Food and Nutrition Crisis

For the past four years, Madagascar has been facing its worst drought, the worst in 40 years, caused by global warming, an emergency with dramatic consequences for the population of the country.  Today, more than one million people are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. And because they have lost their resources from crops, many can… Read more.

Make Your Gift Count in 2021

Photo credit: ©MdM France   Year-end giving is one of the most important times for many nonprofit organizations to meet their fundraising goals. That’s why in the next two weeks, Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde (MDM-USA) will call on everyone's generosity to help us improve healthcare access for the most marginalized and vulnerable people… Read more.

The Evolution of Humanitarian Action Over the Past 40 Years

Photo credit: ©Virginie Carolina   On November 9th, Doctors of the World USA had the honor and privilege to welcome Bernard Kouchner, the founder of Médecins du Monde France and former French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, to our panel discussion hosted at the Consulate of France in New York. An exciting discussion about… Read more.

Consequences of the Climate Crisis in South Sudan

Photo credit: ©MdM Spain   Extreme weather events related to climate change force millions of people to seek lifesaving aid to survive. In South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, more than eight million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN. South Sudanese communities have been hit hard by a… Read more.

Haiti Earthquake – Emergency Response

  A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti at 8.30 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 14th. The epicenter was recorded 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis-du Sud, about 125 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince. As I am writing to you, more than 1,400 people are dead and nearly 7,000 injured, numbers that will rise… Read more.

Security Issues in Port-Au-Prince

In Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, the armed conflict between gangs has reached such alarming levels since June 1st that people refuse to leave their homes out of fear for their safety, even when they are in need of medical care, to see a doctor or to go to a hospital.
 The streets are blocked… Read more.

Kimberly Gamble-Payne

Kimberly Gamble-Payne is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Global Health in George Washington University and in the International Relations Program of the City College of New York.  She  also teaches in Columbia University’s United Nations Studies certificate program.  For more than 25 years she worked in the United Nations system, mostly with UNICEF. … Read more.

Open Polyclinic in Athens

Already weakened from years of economic austerity, the Greek economy is experiencing a new economic recession due to the pandemic. The population in Greece is once again facing unemployment, increased risk of poverty and uncertainty for the future. Young people, patients with chronic illnesses, the elderly, people with disabilities, and poor households have faced extreme social… Read more.

Emergency in Gaza

Over the course of this past week, we have watched with alarm as the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine has escalated and spread. As of Friday, 8 Israelis and 119 Palestinians, including 27 children, had been killed with more than 600 wounded, with all of those numbers expected to rise. 

Doctors of the World has been… Read more.