Armed Conflict

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic loss of three of our colleagues María Hernandez Matas, Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael and Yohannes Halefom Reda, who were killed while providing lifesaving support to people in the war-torn area of Tigray in Ethiopia. We miss them terribly and we...
Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) medical referral train show that the war in Ukraine is being conducted with an outrageous lack of care to distinguish and protect civilians. Over 40 percent of the war-wounded on the train have been elderly people...
From 10th to 21st of May 2021, Israeli airstrikes and shelling on the Gaza Strip killed 256 people, including 66 children. Around 2,000 Palestinians were injured during the bombing, including over 600 children and 400 women, some of whom sustained injuries resulting in long-term disability such as...
Bangui, 31 May 2022 – A staff member from Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) died on Saturday 28 May after being shot three times by an individual employed by the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the northwestern prefecture of Ouham. MSF condemns this...
Between 25 February and early April, the town of Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, was the scene of brutal fighting and for a time was under the control of Russian forces. From the first days of the war, when hostilities began on the territory of the Hostomel community, it was just awful. There...
In a country with a solid medical infrastructure, supported by a large-scale international mobilisation, what is the place of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Ukraine? "We are not currently in the front line of emergency care provision," write Thierry Allafort Duverger and Michael Neuman from MSF...
The latest violence that erupted on the 4th April 2022 in Leer County in South Sudan has resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians, including a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff member. This is the second MSF staff member that has been killed in Leer due to extreme violence since December...
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country, has been severely affected by the Russian offensive. While many fled the city the conflict, those who stayed have taken refuge in underground stations to escape the incessant bombing. Médecins Sans...

Dr Morten Rostrup from Norway is working with MSF in Kharkiv providing medical consultations in the underground stations where people are sheltering.

The organisation calls for the release of four of its colleagues, unjustly detained Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is officially announ cing today the suspension of its humanitarian activities in South-West Cameroon, three months after the detention of four staff members related to MSF's medical...
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