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Our actions in Africa

½

of the African population is under 20 years old

52%

of the African population will live in cities in 2030

80%

of the African migration takes place within the African continent

Our programs in Africa

Médecins du Monde is present in more than 15 African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, to help the poorest populations.

Our humanitarian association supports local partners to restore access to healthcare by supporting health structures and to set up sustainable actions, particularly in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Risk Reduction: prevention, screening, training of health personnel, etc...

Countries of intervention

© Mylène Zizzo
Emergency
From the medical and social perspectives Burkina Faso is experiencing a humanitarian emergency. A country suffering against a background of indifference Burkina Faso has found itself in a vicious circle of violence since 2016. The civilian population and public institutions were the target of 1,120...
© Sébastien Duijndam
Emergency
Caught in a trap – the need for humanitarian action in CAR The population of the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to be severely affected by the clashes between armed groups both in the capital Bangui and in the provinces in the country’s interior. Despite the hopes raised by the Political...
Médecins du Monde intervient depuis plus de 10 ans à Kinshasa, en RDC, sur des programmes en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive (SSR) et de protection de l'enfance. © Luc Valigny
Emergency
Human rights violations In 2020, the political context in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was marked by tensions within the governing coalition, leading to a political shake-up, which had consequences for national governance. At the same time, DRC continues to face a crisis due to...
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Emergency
A humanitarian mission is urgently needed in Nigeria on both health and humanitarian grounds. 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...
The picture painted by these statistics is clear – a humanitarian mission in Algeria is vital. Given the types of barriers and risks faced by people in Algeria, the need is for: medical assistance that combines awareness-raising and medical care but also humanitarian assistance bringing together a...
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Precarious humanitarian situation for migrants in Egypt 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. The 259,292 refugees and...
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The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the second largest country in Africa. It is a country of both origin and transit for large numbers of migrants and refugees . Despite rapid economic growth in recent years, Ethiopia remains one of the poorest...
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Women’s health: humanitarian emergency in Côte d’Ivoire, one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in West Africa Côte d’Ivoire records a maternal mortality rate of 614 deaths for 100,000 , of which 15% are due to complications following unsafe abortions. In other words, between one and two...
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These alarming figures show that medical assistance is urgently needed in Kenya . 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...
These alarming figures highlight the need for a humanitarian mission in Madagascar. Madagascar: an alarming humanitarian situation Madagascar stands out on the African continent for having a particularly restrictive law on abortion and very strong resistance to the law being relaxed. Many women...
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These alarming figures highlight the need for a humanitarian mission to Tanzania focussing on health-related issues. Healthcare for drug users: a humanitarian emergency in Tanzania Tanzania is one of the capitals of heroin trafficking from Central Asia and drug use has therefore risen, alongside...
Médecins du Monde has targeted its humanitarian mission in Uganda at a community experiencing particular discrimination. Tackling homophobia in Uganda: oppression of LGBT people In Uganda, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) people experience oppression, assaults and imprisonment. In...
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