Armed Conflict

Carla Melki, emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has just returned from the port city of Odessa in southern Ukraine. There she was part of an MSF team that has been assessing the situation in order to help plan our activities in response to the war in...
Since the outbreak of fighting across the country, MSF teams have been working around the clock to mount a response to meet urgent needs. Inside Ukraine Supplies to Hospitals MSF has been in contact with hospitals across the country. Many of them are desperately in need of supplies to treat war...
Around 6pm local time, Saturday 5 March, one of Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) emergency response teams in Ukraine met Oleksandr Kamyshin, Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Railways. MSF’s first international supplies had arrived in Ukraine, and had been unloaded in the warehouse, just a few...
The city of Mariupol is among the areas now heavily affected by the war in Ukraine. Multiple staff members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are sheltering in the city with their families. One staff member gave the following account on 5 March: “The situation is the same as...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the brazen armed robbery of one of its medical teams and the burning of two of its vehicles on the road outside of Yei, South Sudan, during the morning of 28 February 2022. Due to this incident, MSF has had to immediately suspend its movements to...
As hundreds of thousands of people are forced to escape, MSF is working on setting up emergency response activities in Ukraine and deploying teams in Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Teams are also ready to respond in Russia and Belarus. As the conflict continues in Ukraine, MSF is...
MSF teams remain in Ukraine, and we are currently seeking ways to adapt our response as the conflict situation evolves. We are deeply worried about the consequences of the conflict for Ukrainian people and communities. We see on the roads that tens of thousands of people are frightened and on the...

At a newly opened emergency unit in Herat, Afghanistan, MSF nurse Rebecca is training a team to triage more than 400 patients a day…

An air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Sa'ada City Remand Prison in the early hours of 21 January has killed at least 82 people and injured 266, according to the Ministry of Health, with the death toll likely to increase as researchers still comb the rubble. Two MSF staff who are...
Six months after the murder of our three colleagues Maria, Tedros and Yohannes, the full circumstances of, and responsibility for, their killing remains unclear. On 24 June 2021, 35-year-old María Hernandez, our emergency coordinator; 32-year-old Yohannes Halefom Reda, our assistant coordinator;...
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