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2016: A year in pictures

1 | South Sudan - Anna Surinyach/MSF

November 2015: A four-month-old baby grasps the finger of a nurse in a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in South Sudan.

2 | South Sudan - Dominic Nahr

December 2015: A Médecins Sans Frontières staff member monitors a boy with suspected rabies after he was bitten in the head by a dog. If the boy tests positive for rabies, there is little the medical staff will be able to do to save him.

3 | South Sudan - Anna Surinyach/MSF

November 2015: A woman grieves for her sick relative in a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in South Sudan.

4 | Iraq - MSF Photo

December 2015: Médecins Sans Frontières staff care for a baby in the intensive care unit of an emergency hospital, which is the only trauma facility for more than 2.5 million people in the region, including many people displaced from neighbouring conflict zones.

5 | Yemen - Rawan Shaif

February 2016: A woman and her children shelter in a camp in northern Yemen, for people displaced from their homes by fighting between Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition.

6 | Yemen - Atsuhiko Ochiai/MSF

March 2016: A staff member surveys the ruins of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Haydan, Yemen, after it was destroyed by airstrikes.

7 | Yemen - Rawan Shaif

May 2016: Eight-month-old Nadima is suffering from severe acute malnutrition, which is life-threatening. The conflict in Yemen has caused severe food shortages, and this is the second time Nadima has been admitted to the hospital's malnutrition centre.

8 | Aleppo, Syria - Karim Almasri

April 2016: A hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières in east Aleppo is protected with sandbags after it was hit by numerous airstrikes in April, killing one doctor and injuring several nurses.

9 | Mediterranean Search and Rescue - Anna Surinyach/MSF

May 2016: A woman cries after been rescued from a boat in distress on the Mediterranean. She was one of 435 people rescued from three separate boats on a single day in May by the Médecins Sans Frontières search and rescue ship Dignity I.

10 | Mediterranean Sea - Anna Surinyach/MSF

May 2016: On board our search and rescue ship Dignity I, people celebrate their rescue from a boat in distress. Some 435 people were rescued.

11 | Greece - Guillaume Binet/MYOP

March 2016: A couple share a moment in the sunlight in a makeshift refugee camp near Athens. Some 5,000 people who intended to travel north found themselves stuck in the Greek capital when the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia closed its borders in March.

12 | Afghanistan - Kadir Von Lohuizen/Noor

June 2016: A girl with severe malnutrition is admitted to a Médecins Sans Frontières therapeutic feeding centre in Afghanistan.

13 | Afghanistan - Kate Stegeman/MSF

May 2016: Operating theatre staff prepare a 20-year-old man for surgery at a Médecins Sans Frontières-supported hospital in Afghanistan. The man suffered extensive burns to his face and arms after being involved in a bus crash on a motorway.

14 | Central African Republic - Pierre-Yves Bernard/MSF

February 2016: Children crowd around as a Médecins Sans Frontières health worker screens a young boy for malnutrition at the start of a mass vaccination campaign in Central African Republic.