COVID-19

“We watch the news every day. The situation is depressing and sad,” says Hussein, a 60-year-old man, living in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj Al-Barajneh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. “The number of people infected with COVID-19 is increasing and the number of people dying because of it is also...
More than two months after activating teams to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic in Spain, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is ending its direct intervention in the country, having completed its mission to support the public health system to...

We at MSF have seen many things while working in Aden: we kept our hospital open during the darkest days of fighting in 2015, and are used to receiving hundreds of wounded in just a few hours, like we did last August.

The number of deaths occurring in the COVID-19 treatment centre that Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) runs in Aden, Yemen, speaks to a wider catastrophe unfolding in the city, the international medical organisation said today, and the UN and donor states need to do more...
When the first cases of COVID-19 pandemic were confirmed in the Central African Republic in March, the country was already in the throes of a major humanitarian and health emergency. Earlier this year, CAR declared a nationwide measles epidemic, the biggest outbreak in almost two decades. MSF is...
The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting the world’s most vulnerable. Among them are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide—refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as migrant workers, including undocumented migrants. Many of these men,...
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, many people are unable to shelter in relative safety. With increased infection rates among homeless populations in Brazil, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are adapting activities to provide aid to the most vulnerable. MSF staff conduct health...
The only European country facing an armed conflict, Ukraine's healthcare system was already under great strain, especially in the east where sporadic hostilities have left many struggling to access healthcare. The spread of COVID-19 threatens to further overwhelm the country's healthcare capacity...
Nazrul Islam, medical assistant and Mahabuba Khatun, nurse aid, triage a patient at MSF’s Jamtoli primary healthcare clinic in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps. © Daniella Ritzau-Rei/MSF
One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh also houses the world’s largest refugee camp. Across Cox's Bazar, nearly one million Rohingya refugees live in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions. As COVID-19 spreads through Bangladesh, these are the five key challenges to...
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unfolding, our teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world, providing urgent medical care for people fleeing violence, mothers giving birth and children needing treatment for measles or malnutrition. From the conflict in Syria to the...
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