COVID-19

On March 24th, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing medical support to assist the health authorities with fighting the COVID-19 epidemic in Paris and the suburbs and also ensure access to routine medical care is maintained for peopl

Recent days have seen a significant rise in the number of patients with COVID-19 in Iraq, with over 1,000 infections and 60 confirmed deaths, according to the Iraq Ministry of Health (MOH). Since the virus has started to spread across the country, the capital, Baghdad, has reported the most cases...
A scene in Bajil district, Hodeidah governorate in Yemen. MSF supports Al Salakhana hospital in the area. © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF
After the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Yemen on 10 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the authorities in Yemen to urgently allow the entrance of supplies and humanitarian staff to the country in order to facilitate a response to the disease. While the different...
MSF teams in Beirut, Lebanon carried out training for healthcare workers in the COVID-19 response on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). © MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched activities in Lebanon to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming at increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable communities. Safeguarding regular medical programmes MSF intends to keep most of its regular medical programs running, while adapting them...
An MSF nurse works in a temporary hospital, set up for COVID-19 patients, in Alcalá de Henares hospital. Madrid, Spain, April 2020. © Olmo Calvo/MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is extremely concerned about the situation for elderly people during the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain. The international medical humanitarian organisation is calling on the Spanish health authorities to ensure that care for elderly patients is...
MSF's mobile clinic as seen in an IDP camp in northwest Syria. © Omar Haj Kadour

Not so long ago, COVID-19 was not yet making headlines worldwide. On the TV news, you’d watch reports on various non-pandemic-related topics. Many of these concerned the humanitarian situation in Idlib province, in northwest Syria.

Representatives of foreign domestic helpers receive promotional leaflets from us. They can use these leaflets to spread health promotion messages in their community. © MSF
Everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact may be felt by some more than others. In addition to the elderly and those with underlying conditions, there are other populations who are also vulnerable. In Hong Kong, these vulnerable populations include domestic helpers, many of whom...
Women queue up at a borehole to collect water in Gwoza, Borno state, Nigeria. © Scott Hamilton/MSF
After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities,...
Charline Vincent, nurse, is examining a man in MSF's mobile clinic. MSF’s mobile clinic provides primary healthcare to people who live rough on the streets in Paris and its suburbs. © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF
As part of the medical response to COVID-19 that continues to spread across France, last week MSF teams began providing medical care to vulnerable people confined in emergency shelters or still living on the streets or in makeshift camps in Paris and the suburbs. On 24 March, over 700 migrants...
In late February, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Africa. Today, the new coronavirus has spread to 42 out of 54 countries on the continent.
 
Subscribe to RSS - COVID-19