Δώδεκα μήνες, δώδεκα εικόνες, δώδεκα συναισθήματα για τη χρονιά που φεύγει. Οι Γιατροί Χωρίς Σύνορα βρέθηκαν και το 2017 στις μεγαλύτερες κρίσεις ανά τον κόσμο για να προσφέρουν ιατρική και ανθρωπιστική βοήθεια σε ανθρώπους που έχουν ανάγκη. Πρωταγωνιστές για άλλη μια φορά είναι οι άνθρωποι.
Στα πρόσωπά τους καθρεφτίζεται ο πόνος, η λύπη, η απόγνωση, η απελπισία, αλλά και η ευτυχία, η τρυφερότητα, η ανακούφιση και η ελπίδα. Ελπίδα ότι η νέα χρονιά που έρχεται θα φέρει λιγότερα θλιμμένα μάτια και περισσότερα χαμόγελα.
MSF and SOS Mediterannee Search and Rescue personnel operate in appalling conditions in the Mediterranean sea, 22 December 2016, as they help a boat in distress full of refugees and migrants off the northern coast of Libya.
Around 250 families are now living in precarious conditions on the shores of the lake in Koulkimé. They left the island of Dodji, about a one-day journey from Koulkimé. Most of the people were fishermen or farmers, and already been displaced due to the insecurity they faced in 2015. They decided to move again to find a place where they could feel safer. Lack of proper housing and access to safe drinking water are among the main needs they face. In Koulkimé, the MSF team is providing basic healthcare, including screening for malnutrition, antenatal care, and gyneco-obstetric consultations.
Two young girls attend an MSF clinic in Palorinya refugee camp, Uganda. There is very little healthcare provision in parts of the camp so MSF are setting up clinics to address the healh needs of the growing poulation.
Portrait of Karon, 31 Years old from Iraq Karon, his wife and their two twins are blocked in Lesvos since their arrival on August 2nd 2016. Their dream was to reach the Island to start a new life. “What I have seen in Iraq, I do not want my children to see it again. This is why we left our country, where everything is paralyzed, everything stopped, there is no life…My true dream is that my children will live in a beautiful country, without war, without bloodshed, without any of this. This is the only thing I wish for.”
At Garin Wazam, Garba receives mental health care at the MSF clinic. His wife went to MSF for prenatal care.
In Patient Department of Bidibidi, MSF Health Center. A young boy suffering from malnutrition with his mother. In Patient Department of Bidibidi, MSF Centre de Santé. Un jeune garçon souffrant de malnutrition avec sa mère.
Simbazako Thove, 19 years, who has HIV and TB is prepared for an X-ray in the X-ray room, Nsanje district hospital. Simbazako was forced to leave school due to financial problems. He lost both parents and now stays with his elder brother who is a small scale farmer. He has had two previous chest X-rays in Nsanje hospital, and has come again due to pains in his chest. Simbazako, who came alone, tested HIV positive last year and takes his antiretrovirals regularly. He had heard about HIV and because he was continually sick, decided to for an HIV test. Members of his local church sometimes support him, but he can go a day or so without food sometimes. His sister lives far away. Simbazako says “I feel too much pain in my ribs. I take my ARVs without skipping even a day but my health is not improving as I had expected.” Through the Nsanje HIV TB District Support programme, MSF is working with medical teams in Nsanje district hospital to improve diagnosis and clinical care of AIDS, including imaging, laboratory and pharmacy support.
Cinthya (name has been changed) a 18 years old patient has come to the Choloma clinic for medical and mental healthcare after suffering domestic violence. She is 2 months pregnant.
A mother and her child in the Katana CTC. Before MSF set up the centre, cholera treatment cost around US$35. Many patients from rural areas around Katana struggled to pay this and therefore had to wait to receive treatment.
Malnourished 17-month-old twins brought to the Ditekemena health centre by their grandparents. They have been hiding in the bush for five months after armed militias attacked their village. Both of their parents were killed and the babies suffered knife wounds.
Relatives of Amina Khatun, a 60-year-old Rohingya refugee who died from complications related to starvation, mourn next to her body before her burial in the Balukhali refugee camp.
Amneh from Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa city. She fled Al Mishlab with her family eight months ago. They moved five times before coming back as the front lines kept getting closer to their location. They came back to Al Mishlab to check their houses. Most of their houses are destroyed. She is standing in front of her grandchild house that was fully destroyed. She said «we will try to rebuild our houses but there is still no services in the area yet.»