COVID-19

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.
 

MSF medical teams have joined the fight against COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease spreads to more than 200 countries.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is putting its knowledge and experience in epidemic management at the service of Spanish society and the health authorities to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19. "Managing the epidemic requires a humanitarian emergency mindset to seek out-of-the-box solutions to...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expanded activities in response to COVID-19 in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Norway, Greece and Belgium. Helping the Elderly Elderly people are among the most vulnerable to severe infection from COVID-19. In Italy, Belgium and Spain, we have extended...
Rationing because of high prices and insufficient supply will prolong pandemic Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests, or vaccines used for the COVID-19 pandemic, and for governments to prepare to suspend and override patents and...
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is ready to deploy its emergency team and inflatable 50-bed facility elsewhere in Iran or to other countries where they are urgently needed. MSF expresses its incomprehension following today’s declarations by officials of the Iranian Ministry...
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