Armed Conflict

MSF calls for respect for healthcare and an urgent resupply of medical essentials In the besieged East Ghouta enclave near Damascus, intense bombing and shelling is resulting in huge numbers of wounded and is creating a disaster for patients in need of medical treatment, says Médecins Sans...
Following a violent armed robbery on Monday night (20 November) that threatened the lives of its workers, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evacuated all its 58 national and international staff from Bangassou, a town in the southeastern area of the country that is largely under control of various...
After an offensive lasting four and a half months, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and an international coalition finally captured Raqqa from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The widespread devastation not only attests to the intensity of the fighting and the airstrikes but also raises...
Over the last 3days, the Saudi-led coalition has not allowed MSF flights into Yemen, directly hindering the organisation’s ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need. As such, MSF is calling on the Saudi-led coalition to immediately allow...
Since August 2017, near 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have crossed the border to escape violence there.
Since 25 August over 600,000 Rohingyas have fled targeted violence in Myanmar and sought safety across the border in Bangladesh. This brings the total of Rohingyas in Bangladesh to nearly a million refugees. The new arrivals have shared horrific stories with Médecins Sans Frontières about their...
Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by OCHA, IOM and UNHCR and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. In the piece below she describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is unfolding after renewed violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. “Almost 600...
Kate White, Emergency Medical Coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières in Bangladesh
 
 
“Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people crammed along a narrow peninsula trying to fin
MSF asks warring parties and their backers not to strike health care facilities Amid a sharp intensification of bombing over northwestern Syria (mainly Idlib governorate and north of Hama governorate) since Tuesday 19 September, hospitals are closing either because they have been bombed or because...
The first surprise was the sheer size of the attack on Marawi City by pro- Islamic State fighters. 
 
The crisis since – with 360,000 people displaced, and heavy combat into its fifth month – is equally unprecedent
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