Doctors Without Borders/MSF USA Weekly Digest

Much needed medical supplies finally arrive in Aden, Yemen; stories of MSF staff in Yemen providing care while the conflict intensifies in Aden; a slideshow of MSF's efforts to fight cholera in Mozambique; and a new study on acute child malnutrition in Bihar, India


  1. On April 8, essential medical supplies amounting to 1.7 tons arrived by boat from Djibouti and will be used to treat wounded people at MSF’s emergency surgical unit in Aden: For more information about MSF's activities in Yemen view our country page:
  2. Before the arrival of essential medical supplies, staff at Aden's emergency surgical unit were working with little equipment to desperately treat mass causalities: "...the situation has never been worse. Within two weeks we have received many mass casualties [seven in all, with a total of more than 600 injured]," said an MSF nurse stationed at the hospital.
  3. "The atmosphere is very tense, it is very stressful. We hear fighting coming from outside the hospital and hear bombs falling a little further away," says MSF medical staff after fighting intensified in Aden, Yemen.
  4. Since a cholera outbreak was detected in Mozambique four months ago, there have been more than 5,000 reported cases and more than 40 recorded deaths. This is slideshow of MSF's effort to fight the disease.
  5. With some 8.1 million severely malnourished children in India, MSF calls upon authorities to scale up community-based management initiatives in order to save more lives and reduce the burden of acute malnutrition.