Preview: US ASYLUM RESTRICTIONS ARE DEEPENING THE CRISIS ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER

US ASYLUM RESTRICTIONS ARE DEEPENING THE CRISIS ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER

Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States, along with the US government’s unwillingness to quickly process migrants at ports of entry along the US- Mexican border, have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday. In Mexico, MSF provides humanitarian assistance to people escaping horrific levels of violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Many have survived the murder of family members, kidnapping, recruitment by armed groups, extortion and sexual violence. Many of them fear death and violence if they are forced to return home.

Nord Kivu, DRC: Ebola epidemic spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas

Nord Kivu, DRC: Ebola epidemic spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas

South Sudan: 125 women and girls seek emergency assistance at MSF’s clinic in Bentiu after horrific sexual violence

South Sudan: 125 women and girls seek emergency assistance at MSF’s clinic in Bentiu after horrific sexual violence

MSF: Gaza injuries pose risk of leaving lives permanently shattered

MSF: Gaza injuries pose risk of leaving lives permanently shattered

The huge numbers of patients with complex and serious gunshot wounds are overwhelming the healthcare system in Gaza, leaving thousands in danger of infection and disability.

Yemen: Influx of war wounded in MSF facilities as fighting intensifies in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Saada and Taiz governorates and closure of the project in Ad Dhale governorate

Ebola, developmental treatments complementing the traditional pillars of the response

Ebola, developmental treatments complementing the traditional pillars of the response

Indonesia: Start of Medical activities in Sulawesi

Indonesia: Start of Medical activities in Sulawesi

IT’S NOT MSF THAT SHOULD LEAVE NAURU, IT’S THE REFUGEES

IT’S NOT MSF THAT SHOULD LEAVE NAURU, IT’S THE REFUGEES

At least 78 MSF patients have considered or attempted suicide or self-harm

YEMEN: MSF strongly condemns attack against its staff in Ad Dhale and the necessity to suspend activities

YEMEN: MSF strongly condemns attack against its staff in Ad Dhale and the necessity to suspend activities

Magaria, NIGER: One of the world’s biggest paediatric intensive care units is full

Italian Government pressures Panama TO stop Aquarius rescues on world’s deadliest maritime route

Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Conflict in Tripoli puts lives in danger, demonstrating that Libya is not a place of safety

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a worldwide movement of current and former field staff, grouped into national and regional associations. Collectively, they make sure that MSF stays true to its mission and principles.

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