Armed Conflict

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...
Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA 1 . Some 50,000 people have crossed to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in...
A coalition of non-state armed groups took control yesterday of Bangassou, a town in the southeast of Central African Republic (CAR). This attack in Bangassou further restricts people's access to essential medical care and comes amid the sharp deterioration in security and escalation of violence...
Doctors without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) denounces the killing of one of its medical staff members following a shooting incident on a public transport truck in Grimari city in Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic (CAR). The staff member had been severely wounded in the incident...

Dr. Shannon Chan’s first mission was to South Sudan in 2016 and in late 2019, she set off on her second mission to Mocha in Yemen, where she worked as a trauma surgeon and trainer to na

On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk...
Following a school shooting in Kumba, South-West Cameroon happened on 24 October, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched a mass casualty plan, responding with our ambulance service and surgical care in the Presbyterian General Hospital (PGH), Kumba. We received a total of...

The heavy clashes that erupted in and around Lashkar Gah city on 11 October so far show no signs of abating. The main trauma hospital for war-wounded, run by another medical organisation, remains under pressure.

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