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Stephanie Goublomme is coordinating MSF’s COVID-19 response in care homes in Brussels, Belgium. She explains what her teams are seeing and why it's so important to provide support to care home staff.
 

Loaded like human cargo into a wooden fishing trawler, around 500 people attempting to reach Malaysia from refugee camps in Bangladesh were starved and beaten by people smugglers during a two-month voyage.

On March 24th, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing medical support to assist the health authorities with fighting the COVID-19 epidemic in Paris and the suburbs and also ensure access to routine medical care is maintained for peopl

MSF's mobile clinic as seen in an IDP camp in northwest Syria. © Omar Haj Kadour

Not so long ago, COVID-19 was not yet making headlines worldwide. On the TV news, you’d watch reports on various non-pandemic-related topics. Many of these concerned the humanitarian situation in Idlib province, in northwest Syria.

In late February, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Africa. Today, the new coronavirus has spread to 42 out of 54 countries on the continent.
 

MSF medical teams have joined the fight against COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease spreads to more than 200 countries.

While it’s great to celebrate all the amazing things women can do, we should not forget that women in the Philippines and all over the world still suffer from so much abuse and discrimination. 

Two staff in full personal protective equipment wait for a person suspected of having Ebola at the newly-opened MSF Ebola Treatment Centre in Katwa, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. © Lisa Veran/MSF

Today as the world is focused on the Corona Virus pandemic, the world's second-worst Ebola outbreak is finally nearing its end.

An MSF staff member registers a patient outside the MSF mobile clinic in Bukit Gudung, Penang. © Arnaud Finistre

If the government wants to create more trust among refugee and migrant communities to come forward and get screened for COVID-19, they should officially repeal Circular 10/ 2001, under which healthcare providers are obliged to report “ill

How are you supposed to wash your hands regularly if you have no running water or soap? How can you implement "social distancing" if you live in a slum or a refugee camp? How are you supposed to stop crossing borders if you are fleeing from war?

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