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En 2009, un projet de loi prévoyait la peine de mort pour les homosexuels séropositifs. ©Neamoscou
In Uganda, homosexuality is considered a crime punishable by long years in prison. In this country where an estimated 2% of the population is thought to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), coming out is perilous, both for the people concerned and for their families. Despite the best...
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The armed conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government forces began in 2009, in the north-east of the country before spreading to the region of Lake Chad and the neighbouring regions. Since 2015, the Joint Multinational Force combining troops from Chad , Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and...
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Le conflit armé entre Boko Haram et les forces gouvernementales nigérianes a commencé en 2009, dans le nord-est du pays (États du Borno, Adamawa,Yobe, Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi) avant de s’étendre à la région du Lac Tchad et aux territoires limitrophes. Depuis 2015, la Force Multinationale mixte...
Plusieurs pays d’Afrique, notamment le Nigéria, le Soudan du Sud et la Somalie, et le Yémen font actuellement face à une grave crise alimentaire : Médecins du Monde renforce ses activités et appelle à une réaction urgente de la communauté internationale pour faciliter l’accès humanitaire.
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A difficult situation Angola (or the Republic of Angola) is a former Portuguese colony which became independent in 1975. Following the installation of the new regime, the country has been ravaged for 25 years by civil war, leaving the local health system in a disastrous condition. Over 1 million...
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Un contexte difficile L’Angola (ou République d’Angola) est une ancienne colonie portugaise devenue indépendante en 1975. Vingt-cinq ans de guerre civile ont ravagé le pays suite à l’installation du nouveau régime, laissant le système de santé local dans un état désastreux. Plus d’1 million de...
Séance de sensibilisation en santé maternelle, néonatale et infantile.  © Raphael Blasselle
In Chad, pregnant women and new-borns have very limited access to care, particularly in rural areas. Living far from the few doctors in the region, women have to walk long hours to reach a health centre. As a result, women often die in childbirth due to a lack of medical support: there are 1,084...
Scène de rue, à Dar-Es-Salam, en Tanzanie © William Daniels
Because Tanzania is one of the major transit points for heroin trafficking from Central Asia, drug use has spread, and with it the transmission of AIDS and Hepatitis. The country has 300,000 drug users , of whom, half are concentrated in Dar es Salaam, the main city. Risky practices, such as needle...
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After 20 years of civil wars and political instability, Somalia remains a conflict zone . As fighting is now concentrated in the south of the country, civilians are taking refuge in the north, particularly in the port city of Bosasso, in northern Puntland, a state in the far north of Somalia. It is...
In Kinshasa, about half of all pregnancies are unwanted and across the country, one in four girls becomes pregnant for the first time before the age of 19. Access to contraception is illegal for minors and abortion is permitted only for medical purposes, but even in such cases access to abortion is...