Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

“Hilfswerk GL Zürich” supports two projects of MSF:

1. Basic medical services and humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

Since the beginning of the armed conflicts in 2012 some 4.3 million Syrians have fled their homeland and over 6.6 million people are fleeing within Syria. MSF supports not only refugees in the neighbouring state of Iraq but also the destitute population within Syria itself.

2. Niger: Malnutrition and medical aid

Niger, at the Sahara’s edge of West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. The health system is ill-adapted to satisfy the needs of the population, especially so in the rural areas. The permanent uncertainty of food supplies and endemic illnesses, such as malaria and diarrhea, gives rise to one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates. Since 2005 MSF is engaged in the region of Zinder treating malnourished children in various health centres as well as in the hospital of Magaria. An estimated 236’000 children below the age of 5 live in the Departments of Magaria and Dungass. Some 128’000 consultations are expected in the year 2018.

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