Armed Conflict

February, the month of love and beating hearts, always makes me contemplate the pacemaker in my chest. I had it in 2013, two months before Supertyphoon “Yolanda”— the tragedy that made me decide to return to humanitarian work for good.

Médecins Sans Frontières nurse Isa Sadiq Bwala is just back from Rann, in northeastern Nigeria, where he went to assess people’s medical needs after the 14 January attack on the town. Most of Rann’s residents have sought safety in Bodo, Cameroon, where an MSF team is providing them with medical...
©Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF In early 2018, fighting intensified along the frontline between the cities of Taïz and Hodeidah by Ansar Allah troops and forces supported by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition. The coalition-backed forces advanced on the strategic port of Hodeidah, on the Red Sea, before...
Dr. Jennifer Tong
Orthopaedic surgeon
Hong Kong
 
The huge numbers of patients with complex and serious gunshot wounds are overwhelming the healthcare system in Gaza, leaving thousands in danger of infection and disability. A slow-motion healthcare emergency is unfolding in Gaza as the cumulative needs of patients shot by the Israeli army and...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Wednesday (7 Nov 2018) the closure of its humanitarian project in Ad Dhale governorate, southern Yemen. This has been an extremely difficult decision for MSF to take. The decision to close is a result of repeated attacks and...
As conflict intensifies on several frontlines across Yemen, an influx of people with war-related injuries are treated at facilities run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Aden, Saada and Taiz governorates. In Hodeidah, a major offensive was launched on 1...
The staff house of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Ad Dhale governorate, southern Yemen, was targeted with explosives on Monday evening, 1 October 2018. Fortunately, nobody was harmed. This was the second attack against the MSF house in less than a week. MSF strongly...
“One day, you will come back and you won’t find anyone here because the problems will have killed us all.” Under the front porch of an abandoned building in the neighbourhood of Kidjigra sit C 1 and her 11 children. She arrived here two months ago, when the violence reached Bambari, in Central...
One year since over 700,000 Rohingya refugees were forced to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, the denial of their legal status, coupled with unacceptable living conditions in haphazard makeshift camps, continues to trap refugees in a cycle of suffering and poor health. On 25 August 2017, the...
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