Armed Conflict

As the unrelenting horror continues in Gaza, Palestine, our teams in Rafah and the Middle Area are seeing a spectrum of mental health issues among children and adults.

On the morning of Saturday 8 June 2024, Israeli forces heavily bombed the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip, including Al-Nuseirat refugee camp. These deadly Israeli attacks reportedly killed at least 270 Palestinians and left about 700 wounded according to the local health authorities. Médecins Sans...
Since the beginning of June, more than 800 people have been killed and over 2,400 wounded in intense bombing and ground offensives by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, according to health authorities; these horrific attacks have led to unacceptable pain and suffering and illustrate a clear...
On 8 June, MSF and the Ministry of Health suspended all activities in South Hospital, Al Fasher, North Darfur, after RSF soldiers stormed the facility, opened fire, and looted it, including stealing an MSF ambulance. At the time of the incursion, there were only 10 patients and a reduced medical...

Patrick Baffoun has worked as an MSF administrator at the country coordination level but is strongly drawn to being as close as possible to the project.

Marie Brun is an emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Goma, in the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. She provides an update on the intensification of fighting between several armed groups, including the M23, and the Congolese armed forces since the start...
As the United Nations Security Council meets today after Israel struck tent camps sheltering displaced people in designated “humanitarian zones” in southern Gaza, Médecins Sans Frontières calls for an immediate end to the Rafah offensive and the ongoing atrocities across the Gaza Strip. Israel’s...
On the night of 26 May, 180 wounded and 28 dead were recorded at the Trauma Stabilization Point (TSP) we support in Tal al Sultan, Gaza, after airstrikes by Israeli forces hit a camp sheltering displaced people, in a designate safe zone by Israel. Most of the patients we treated had shrapnel wounds...
Since the end of February, Port-au-Prince has been engulfed in unprecedented violence, cutting off the Haitian capital from the outside world following the closure of the airport and ports. The escalating insecurity has severely disrupted the medical operations of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),...
The intensification of the onslaught by the Israeli forces in Rafah, Gaza, has forced Médecins Sans Frontières to stop providing lifesaving care at Rafah Indonesian Field hospital on 12 May. The 22 patients who remained in the hospital have been referred to other facilities, as we can no longer...
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