Armed Conflict

On Monday, March 29, a team from MSF arrived in the Afungi peninsula, about 25 kilometers from Palma town, where some of the injured are arriving and people are seeking refuge. MSF’s objective is to provide medical assistance, stabilize patients and ensure the ones in critical medical conditions...
In recent weeks, tens of thousands of displaced people have arrived in cities in the conflict-hit region of Tigray, northern Ethiopia. They join others who arrived earlier and are staying in schools and empty buildings, in poor conditions and without basic services. Many have already been displaced...
Health facilities across Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been looted, vandalised and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare, according to teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Of 106 health facilities visited by MSF teams between mid-December and...
Since the start of the war in Syria 10 years ago, the lives of Syrian people have been under threat. Back in 2011, the situation quickly shifted from localised protests to a full-scale war, leading to a devastating humanitarian situation that persists a decade later. In the course of 10 years, 12...

For the intensive care team in Aden, southern Yemen, traumatic injuries are only one part of the story. Doctor Silvia Marchesi blogs about the dedication of a team striving to save lives in the midsts of conflict.

 

Our teams in Myanmar are working hard to sustain access to some of the most vulnerable people and to ensure the provision of medical care to those in need. From the onset of the crisis, MSF has been preparing its emergency team so that we could act as soon as the need arose and when the medical...
In the wake of the killing of one of its staff members and the injury of three others in Al-Hol camp for displaced people in northeast Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) expresses its shock and sadness at the incidents and its profound concerns about the insecurity facing...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has worked in Myanmar since 1992 and was the first INGO in the country. We are currently running medical projects in Rakhine, Shan, Kachin, Sagaing Region, Tanintharyi and Yangon, offering services including basic healthcare, reproductive care, emergency referrals,...
Faruk is a Rohingya refugee, living in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. “No one wants to be a refugee; the life we have here is not easy,” he says. “We live in an open prison. Life for a refugee is hellish and every day is the same. I can’t travel outside the area of the camps as we need special...
"We are extremely worried refugees are arriving to a camp that lacks essential services and that their basic needs will not be met." Kiera Sargeant, former MSF medical coordinator in Sudan, describes MSF’s response to the refugee crisis on the Ethiopian border What is happening at the border...
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