Refugee

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of Tigray region, to comply with a three-month suspension order from the Ethiopian Agency for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) on July 30th. On...
Khin Maung is a 26-year-old ethnic Rohingya, who has been living as a refugee since 2017, when his village in Myanmar came under attack from the army. The longer we stay in Bangladesh, the likelier our plight will slip from the international agenda. When we first arrived at our refugee camp – one...
Using the story related by a 51 year old cuban woman who survived the Darien, this is a representation of what she lived inspired by. ©MSF/Jorge Montoya In 2021, the number of people risking their lives while crossing the Darién Gap, a treacherous, roadless, 60-mile (97-kilometer) stretch of jungle...
The violence in Afghanistan has surged since May with fighting around and inside provincial capitals between the Afghan forces and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, also known as the Taliban). This is impeding access to medical care, increasing the number of people killed and wounded by...
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...
A ship chartered by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been detained by Italian port authorities on administrative grounds, delaying its return to lifesaving search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean, the...
Following repeated incidents of violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in the Libyan city of Tripoli, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it feels obliged to temporarily suspend its activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention...
In a report released today, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) once again calls on EU leaders to completely change their approach to migration and to stop intensifying their existing containment and deterrence policies, which are causing avoidable harm to the health and...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announces today the relaunch of its search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean to save the lives of refugees and migrants attempting the deadly sea crossing from Libya. Since 2015, MSF medical teams working on search and rescue...
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