Massive forced civilian displacements, violence, and unmet medical needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, and Pakistan, along with neglected medical emergencies in Myanmar and Zimbabwe, are some of the worst humanitarian and medical emergencies in the world, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports in its annual list of the “Top Ten” humanitarian crises.
The report underscores major difficulties in bringing assistance to people affected by conflict. The lack of global attention to the growing prevalence of HIV-tuberculosis co-infection and the critical need for increased global efforts to prevent and treat childhood malnutrition—the underlying cause of death for up to five million children per year—are also included in the list.
Somalia's Humanitarian Catastrophe Worsens
Beyond the International Spotlight, Critical Health Needs in Myanmar Remain Unmet
Health Crisis Sweeps Zimbabwe as Violence and Economic Collapse Spread
Civilians Trapped as War Rages in Eastern Congo
Millions of Malnourished Children Left Untreated Despite Advances in Lifesaving Nutritional Therapies
Critical Need of Assistance in Ethiopia's Somali Region
Civilians Killed and Forced to Flee as Fighting Intensifies in Northwestern Pakistan
No End in Sight to Violence and Suffering in Sudan
Iraqi Civilians in Urgent Need of Assistance
HIV/TB Co-Infection Poses Health Battle on Two Fronts