Armed Conflict

A hospital in northern Syria supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been hit in an aerial attack. At around 10:20 am on Monday 29 January, Owdai hospital (also known as Al Ihsan hospital) in Saraqab City in Idlib Governorate was damaged by two airstrikes, which...
Intense fighting, including airstrikes and ground shelling, has dramatically intensified since mid-December in northern Syria, fuelling one of the largest displacements of people since the war began. The increased violence, concentrated in areas of northeast Hama, southern Aleppo and southern Idlib...
©MSF/Sacha Myers “I overthink things, become anxious and I can’t sleep.” Thirty-five-year-old Amir* has spent three years living in a camp for internally displaced people near the city of Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq. Amir and his family fled their home in Salaheddin when the Islamic State group...
All the peripheral health centers are closed and only 13 wounded casualties reached the hospital The Médecins Sans Frontières team at the Paoua hospital treated 13 victims of the fighting and attacks that began on Wednesday 27 December. “This is very little, taking into account the number of...
In the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne people are living without access to healthcare or essential medications. The frontline village lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Without...
Surveys conducted by MSF in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh estimate that at least 9,000 Rohingya died in Myanmar, in Rakhine state, between 25 August and 24 September. As 71.7% of the reported deaths were caused by violence, at least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are...
A week of heavy violence, coupled with a crippling blockade preventing vital supplies into the country, shows new levels of disregard by warring parties for the civilian population, medical facilities and patients, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Heavy street fighting...
During the early morning of 4th December, several armed men broke into Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Mweso, in Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. They subjected the staff to violence and threats of kidnapping, before robbing the compound of money and...
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...
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