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D.R. Congo: Fighting the Spread of HIV

On World AIDS Day, meet Medair’s Jean Claude Likoye, an HIV-positive man from Dungu whose outspoken advocacy work is saving lives in D.R. Congo.

November 2012
Haiti: Emergency Relief for Stranded Communities in Haiti’s Mountains

Donations urgently needed as Medair works to repair damaged roads and restore access to the remote region of Côtes-de-Fer following Tropical Storm Sandy.

November 2012
D.R. Congo: Reaching Deeper into D.R. Congo

Medair is now supporting 48 remote health clinics that offer free health care to displaced families and their host communities.

November 2012
Haiti: Hurricane Sandy Causes Widespread Damage in Haiti

Road collapses and floods have cut off access to remote communities in Côtes-de-Fer.

October 2012
Madagascar: The Winds of Change

On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, see the ways that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies are improving lives in the cyclone-hit communities of Madagascar.

October 2012
Switzerland: Prix Pictet Commission Sends Acclaimed Photographer to Medair’s Project in Afghanistan

On 9 October 2012, Pictet announced that Medair has been chosen to receive support as part of the Prix Pictet Commission, with photographer Simon Norfolk being sent to Medair’s project in...

October 2012
Syria: Emergency Relief for Syrian Refugees

As winter approaches, Swiss NGO Medair is providing emergency shelter and survival items for Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

October 2012
Afghanistan: Thousands More Afghan Families to Receive Assistance in Remote Central Highlands

Medair expands its relief programme in Central Highlands to help struggling communities recover from drought, flooding, and poor access to water and sanitation.

October 2012
Somalia: A Rare Honour

Medair’s nutrition programme helps a family of 10 survive life in a Somaliland camp.

September 2012
Syria: Emergency Response in Syria

Medair sends teams to the Syrian border to bring urgent relief to families fleeing for their lives.

September 2012
Haiti: Isaac Causes Major Damage in Remote Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti

Medair launches an emergency response to rebuild devastated roads in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac.

September 2012
Switzerland: “Chain Reaction”

The Kuehne Foundation Helps Strengthen the Links in Medair’s Supply Chain

August 2012
Haiti: Climbing a Mountain for Water

How would your life change if you had six extra hours a day?

August 2012
Afghanistan: Relief Work Resumes in Afghanistan’s Central Highlands

Medair returns to working with remote communities in Bamyan province, continuing its transformative water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project.

July 2012
Somalia: Report from an Emergency Food Crisis

One year ago, the U.N. declared a famine in two regions in southern Somalia, while an emergency food crisis escalated in severity throughout the Horn of Africa. What is the situation today?

July 2012
Switzerland: 2011: A Remarkable Year in Review

We are pleased to share with you Medair’s first-ever online annual report.

June 2012
Afghanistan: Medair CEO Expresses Relief and Gratitude After Successful Rescue of Four Aid Workers

Aid workers safe, healthy, and in good spirits.

June 2012
Afghanistan: All Medair Relief Workers Released in Afghanistan

Medair can confirm the safe release of the four staff members who were kidnapped on May 22nd in Afghanistan.

June 2012
Afghanistan: Relief workers abducted in Badakhshan, Afghanistan.

On May 22, four Medair relief workers were abducted by a group of armed men during a visit to relief project sites in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan. 

May 2012
Somalia: The Heart of What We Do

One of the main ways we provide relief in Somaliland’s camps is through promoting the importance of good health and hygiene behaviour.

May 2012
Ecublens: Swiss-Based Medair CEO Jim Ingram Travels to South Sudan

Raises Awareness of the Desperate Plight of the South Sudanese People

April 2012
Sudan: Medair Concludes Relief Programmes in Sudan

After 12 years of relief work in Sudan, Medair has concluded a successful handover and exit process from its programmes in West Darfur and South Kordofan.

March 2012
D.R. Congo: Building Bridges

Medair opens a vital humanitarian corridor from the city of Isiro to isolated Ango territory where tens of thousands of people need aid.

March 2012
Afghanistan: Emergencies Taking a Deadly Toll in Badakhshan

Afghanistan’s harshest winter in 15 years leaves families struggling to survive.

March 2012
Somalia: Malnourished Children Recovering Well at Somaliland Stabilisation Centre

A Medair-supported health facility saves the lives of young children on the brink of death.

March 2012
D.R. Congo: Helping Women and Families Heal From Sexual Violence

On International Women’s Day, read about Medair’s efforts to support and uplift traumatised women in D.R. Congo.

March 2012
Madagascar: Responding to the Devastation of Cyclone Giovanna

Medair’s rapid emergency assessment and intervention has improved access to safe drinking water for 5,000 families in the most affected areas on the east coast.

March 2012
Somalia: The Song of Saiid

Meet a camel herder in dry Somaliland who has an unusual way of encouraging his animals to drink.

February 2012
D.R. Congo: Fighting Maternal Mortality in the Remote Ango Region of D.R. Congo

Medair trains local health practitioners in obstetric and maternal care to reduce the risk of complications during childbirth.

February 2012
South Sudan: I Was Young When I Left Home

A single father returns to his homeland after being forced to flee more than 20 years ago. An amazing story of the power of hope.

February 2012
South Sudan: Emergency Response Underway for Thousands Displaced by Conflict in Jonglei

As displaced people continue to arrive in Pibor town and the surrounding area, Medair is providing them with emergency health and nutrition services, along with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)....

February 2012
Madagascar: Medair team assesses situation after Cyclone Giovanna

Noémie Suter, Medair staff in Madagascar, shares with us a few photos and comments about the Medair team’s first day of evaluation after Cyclone Giovanna hit the island of Madagascar.

February 2012
Madagascar: Cyclone Giovanna Hits Madagascar

Cyclone Giovanna has struck Madagascar and lashed the island with powerful winds of up to 194 kilometres per hour. Giovanna made landfall at one a.m. in the village of Andevoranto, in Brickaville...

February 2012
Madagascar: Tropical cyclone Giovanna heading for Madagascar

Tropical cyclone Giovanna is headed straight for Madagascar and is expected to strike land this very day.

February 2012
South Sudan: A Walk Through Mina Camp

Medair’s Stella Chetham reports from a camp where nearly 10,000 South Sudanese returnees are stranded, waiting to return to the homes they left behind 20 years ago.

January 2012
Afghanistan: Expanded Nutrition Programme Improves Health of Afghan Women and Children

Medair treated more than 5,000 malnourished children and pregnant or breastfeeding women in 2011.

January 2012
South Sudan: Villages Attacked in Jonglei State, Medair Responds

On 7 January, Medair’s Emergency Response Team flew into Pibor town by helicopter to assess the damage and determine how we could best provide assistance.

January 2012
D.R. Congo: Hope in the Darkness

Forty-four year old Philemon Foolani shares what it’s like to live as a displaced person in Ango, D.R. Congo.

January 2012
Haiti: Two Years Later

The Medair shelter programme has now provided safer housing to almost 20,000 people and been a source of hope to families across the Sud-Est district.

January 2012
Haiti: Investing in Haiti’s Women

Medair’s cash-for-work projects employ women to work on construction and carpentry teams, leading to major benefits for the community.

January 2012
Haiti: Days Are Where We Live

Medair’s Vanessa Nicholson reflects on her days in Haiti.

December 2011
Afghanistan: Innovative Project Helps Feed and Strengthen Flood-Affected Afghan Communities

Medair helps families bridge the food gap and rebuild their communities after devastating flash floods destroyed their harvest.

December 2011
Somalia: World AIDS Day: Fighting the Spread of HIV in Somaliland

Burao, Somaliland: As people across the globe mark the 23rd World AIDS Day on 1 December, Medair is helping battle the epidemic in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa.

November 2011
Somalia: The Eyes Tell More Than The Lips

In a dry and distant village, Medair’s Ed Nash finds reasons for hope amid a killing drought.

November 2011
South Sudan: Relief for Two of South Sudan’s Most Neglected Regions

Medair opens new humanitarian projects in Renk and Awerial counties in response to “astounding” level of needs.

November 2011
South Sudan: Relief programmes continuing in border areas despite escalating conflict

JUBA, South Sudan. As insecurity intensifies along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, Medair continues to bring relief to vulnerable families in Upper Nile state.

November 2011
D.R. Congo: Out of the Woods

A new health post in Linakofo camp means displaced families no longer need to travel through a dangerous forest when they are sick.

November 2011
Somalia: Massive Life-Saving Response Underway For Drought-Stricken Families

Somaliland: Medair’s emergency relief programme works to help more than 300,000 vulnerable people survive the drought.

November 2011
South Sudan: Emergency Response Continues for Thousands of Returning Families

In South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, more than 20,000 returnees from Sudan have set up temporary camps in the border town of Renk.

October 2011
South Sudan: Life is a Gift

Read the unforgettable story of an 18-year-old girl’s courageous fight for her life

October 2011
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