Psychosocial support

More than 11,000 migrants arrived in Panama from Colombia in June. This is the highest figure so far this year and a very unusual number in one month during the rainy season, when crossing the tropical jungle of the Darién becomes even more dangerous. In response, MSF has reinforced its medical...
On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. At this very moment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a new report titled South Sudan at 10: an MSF...
The violence and intimidation committed by security forces in Myanmar is creating a climate of fear and disrupting HIV patients' access to life-saving antiretroviral treatment. Ko Tin Maung Shwe is a high-risk patient who has both HIV and hepatitis C. He needs regular consultations to monitor his...
The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mental health project in Hong Kong is closing in mid-May, as planned, after six months of activities. The project included a training programme, workshops for the vulnerable communities and local organisations, and self-help information to relieve first signs of...

At our Tongolo project in the Central African Republic, survivors of sexual violence can find both physical c

Faruk is a Rohingya refugee, living in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. “No one wants to be a refugee; the life we have here is not easy,” he says. “We live in an open prison. Life for a refugee is hellish and every day is the same. I can’t travel outside the area of the camps as we need special...
Some communities in Hebron 'Area C' face challenges accessing basic healthcare due to administrative restrictions and lack of transportation. Women are particularly affected. More than half of the West Bank is under Area C designation, meaning it is under direct Israeli civil and military control,...
The year-long COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the life of every individual with varying degrees of disruption. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Hong Kong has been particularly concerned about people’s mental wellbeing after prolonged exposure to uncertainty, especially amongst vulnerable groups who...
On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk...
Children and teenagers living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to stigmatisation and to the psychological burden of the disease, which often results in them struggling to follow anti-retroviral treatment. In Malawi, Médecins Sans Frontières’ “teen clubs” offer a safe space where younger...
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