COVID-19

Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, Hong Kong is facing the third wave of COVID-19 infections; the most severe yet with many of the cases locally transmitted, some from unknown sources of infection. Where public facilities and services have been suspended because of the virus, homeless people have...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opens a new COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre in the Nayapara refugee camp, in the Teknaf upazila (sub-district) of Cox’s Bazar district. The opening of the Severe Acute Respiratory Infection — Isolation and Treatment Centre (SARI-ITC) is...
In our report, Left Behind in the Time of COVID-19 , MSF gives a detailed account of our intervention in nursing care homes in Belgium during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, describing the situation a real humanitarian crisis. The report contains a list of concrete recommendation to avoid the...
When the number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 began to rise in March 2020, the Philippines quickly put in place strict community quarantine measures. As of July 2020, there has been no local transmission in the southern city of Marawi, showing how these measures appear to have contributed to...
In the midst of COVID-19, over 1.3 million people in Iraq are still displaced and living in overcrowded and precarious shelters with unhygienic conditions. Today internally displaced people (IDPs) are amongst the most vulnerable facing the threat of COVID-19, warns the international medical...
As COVID-19 spreads through Yemen, widespread fear of the virus is preventing people from seeking medical care, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which started recently supporting a new COVID-19 treatment centre in Sheikh Zayed hospital...
As of early July, 141 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cambodia. Roughly a quarter of these originated from a group of tourists who were travelling through the country in March when almost all of them got infected. When the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cambodia in March, the...
Young Bangladeshi mother Noor Haba pulls her headscarf close around her face with one hand; with the other she strokes the back of her seven-year-old daughter Shahara, who lies semi-conscious on the hospital bed. Shahara is being treated for thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder. “I’m afraid all...
The COVID-19 pandemic is having potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the health of women and girls around the world. Decisions made at every level of the response to the pandemic are resulting in women being further cut off from sexual and reproductive health services, threatening sharp...
Abu Fadel, Hassan and Iman… all three are living in Idlib Governorate in northwest Syria. Like 2.7 million other Syrians, they’d been displaced within the country several times, and some of them ended up in Idlib. The last rebel stronghold, bombed in massive airstrikes led by the Syrian army and...
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