Armed Conflict

Picture being forced to flee your home as armed conflict ravages your once relatively peaceful country. Last year’s harvests were poor and you’re already weak and vulnerable – but the annual food shortage season is still to come. It’s nearly impossible to see a doctor, with health centres closing...
The military offensive carried out by the Government of Syria and its allies in Northwest Syria, has led to the displacement of almost a million people in the space of just four months in the Idlib region . People have had to flee from their homes or from the camps they were already displaced in,...
Indiscriminate attacks on civilians areas had predictably horrific consequences on February 25 in Idlib governorate, Syria. Three hospitals near the frontlines that are supported by medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 185 wounded, and 18 patients who were dead-...
On Wednesday evening, an aerial attack in Mocha, southwestern Yemen, partially destroyed a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières, when the aerial attack hit the surrounding buildings, including a military warehouse. At the time of the attack, around 30 patients and 35 staff were present in the...
AMSTERDAM/NORTHEAST SYRIA — Following the launch of Turkish military operations and the extremely volatile situation in northeast Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has taken the difficult decision to suspend the majority of its activities and evacuate all its...
What does it take to get essential humanitarian aid to the people who need it? Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian organization that operates in all corners of the globe in countless different contexts. We respond to both widely-known...
Children are dying from preventable diseases and women are giving birth in unsafe conditions in Al Hol camp, northeastern Syria, after being displaced from areas in Deir Ez Zor governorate where the final battles took place between Islamic State (IS) group and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), says...
On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians, killing 60 of them, during the weekly protests by the fence between Gaza and Israel. A year later, many of those injured are still struggling with the devastating consequences of their wounds. Their hopes to find adequate...
Many expectant mothers experiencing complications in childbirth and parents of sick children are unable to reach medical care in Yemen in a safe and timely manner, often with deadly consequences, a report by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has found. MSF’s new report,...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the killing last Thursday of their colleague Gaulbert Mokafe, assistant nurse at the Batangafo hospital in Central African Republic (CAR), at the hands of an armed group. MSF once again calls on all armed groups involved in...
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