Africa

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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Emergency
Civilians are the main victims of armed conflicts in Nigeria North-eastern Nigeria is in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis due to the armed conflict engulfing the region. The violence between Boko Haram and Nigerian government forces began in 2009 in the north-east of the country (Borno,...
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Because Tanzania is one of the major transit hubs for heroin trafficked from Central Asia, drug use has spread in the country and with it the transmission of AIDS and hepatitis. There are over 300,000 people who use drugs in Tanzania, of whom one in 10 inject drugs. In the absence of adequate...
Emergency
Despite a relatively stable political context following presidential elections in 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is slipping ever deeper into crisis, both socially and economically. This is despite the country’s rich natural resources and strong demographic potential. In 2019, the...
Tackling homophobia in Uganda: oppression of LGBT people In Uganda, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) people experience oppression, assaults and imprisonment . In this country where religion is very strong, Médecins du Monde provides healthcare interventions to improve the everyday...
Madagascar stands out in Africa due to its particularly restrictive abortion law and a high level of resistance to any relaxation of the law. Nevertheless, many abortions are regularly performed illegally by many women. Madagascar, a large'scale humanitarian project Pregnancy and births : alarming...
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Lack of prevention and treatment for people who use drugs Since the early 2010s, Kenya has become a prime transit route for heroin trafficking. Drug use has spread through communities which are already fragile and is accompanied by transmission of AIDS and hepatitis. The country has over 130,000...
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Of Ethiopia’s nine regions, Afar is particularly susceptible to natural and human-made disasters, such as flooding, drought, intercommunity conflicts and epidemics. Sex workers subjected to gender-based violence In Ethiopia, VIH disproportionately affects certain groups, especially sex workers, 23...
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Precarious humanitarian and healthcare situation for migrants Since the closure of the Balkan route and the introduction of greater controls on the Turkish border, the Mediterranean coast of Egypt has become a major place of departure for migrants and refugees heading for Europe. Migrants ,...
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Unsafe sexual behaviour among young people Ivory Coast records a maternal mortality rate of 614 deaths per 100,000 live births, of which 15% are due to complications following unsafe abortions. Only just over half of teenagers (55%) use any method contraception during their first experience of...
 
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