Armed Conflict

On Saturday 11 December 2021, 15 casualties were rushed to a hospital co-managed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) following an airstrike in Idlib governorate, northwest Syria. Eleven children under 14 and two women were among the wounded; two people unfortunately died before reaching the hospital...
The Afghan healthcare system has been fragile and plagued by major gaps for years now, and the suspension of international aid as a result of the recent political developments has further deteriorated the situation. In Herat, Médecins Sans Frontières is witnessing a worrying increase in...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has suspended our activities in Bambu health district in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, following an attack on one of our vehicles. On October 28, 2021, a team of five people from MSF, travelled to the Bambu health...
In the early hours of the morning on 22 October, a group of armed men attacked residents in a Rohingya camp with a level of violence unseen since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees to Cox's Bazar, four years ago. As well as 26 injured people, three dead bodies were brought to our MSF...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the death of two of our colleagues, Mohammad Hassan, a 37-year-old nurse employed by MSF in Shinkafi, Zamfara province in northwest Nigeria, and Atef Seif Mohammed Al-Harazy, a 35-year-old nurse...
On 15 August, after weeks of intense fighting, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, also known as the Taliban) entered the city of Kabul as the government collapsed. The IEA declared the war over and assumed control over the country. While many people and organisations have fled Afghanistan,...
Fighting in the city of Kunduz in north-eastern Afghanistan ended on 8 August. During the clashes, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) transformed its office space into a temporary trauma unit to treat the people wounded. That unit is now closed and on 16 August all patients were transferred to the...
After months of fighting on the outskirts of Herat in Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, also known as the Taliban, took control of the city on August 12. We are running an inpatient therapeutic feeding centre (IFTC), a clinic for displaced people, and a COVID-19 treatment centre in...

Xavier Kernizan is an orthopedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since the 14 August earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie. 

Khin Maung is a 26-year-old ethnic Rohingya, who has been living as a refugee since 2017, when his village in Myanmar came under attack from the army. The longer we stay in Bangladesh, the likelier our plight will slip from the international agenda. When we first arrived at our refugee camp – one...
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