Refugee

We face the greatest displacement of humanity in decades - more than 60 million people forced from their homes by war, misery or oppression from places like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, or Eritrea. A tiny percentage of these desperate men, women and children have risked their lives on...
Before I could see him, I could hear his screams coming towards us through the fabric of the field clinic tent. Carried in a standard issue dark thermal blanket by four young men; he was in tears, screaming and writhing in agony.
Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants. Beyond the...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on 24 April that it has resumed search, rescue and medical aid operations in the central Mediterranean Sea, between Africa and Europe and conducted its first operation of 2016. Due to the lack of safe and legal alternatives for people to flee and seek...
Events are latest consequences of absurd humanitarian crisis created by Europe On 10 th April, after the violent events at the border between Greece and Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams treated hundreds including around 40 people injured...
After eight months at sea, 20,129 people rescued, and over 120 separate search and rescue operations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s remaining search and rescue ship the Bourbon Argos returned to port for the last time in 2015 on 30 December. As winter conditions have reduced the number of people...
MSF unable to care for patients due to undignified and inadequate reception conditions Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will end its medical activities inside the first reception centre in Pozzallo as well as its psychological support projects across the secondary reception centres of Ragusa province...
Dr. Marwan* worked with MSF in Tal Abyad, northern Syria. After refusing a job offer from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, he knew his life was in danger, and made the hard decision to leave for Europe. “I was a paediatric doctor in Syria, married with two children. We lived in...
MSF calls for the opening of a safe and legal passage at the land border between Turkey and Greece 
Brussels/Athens, 3 December 2015 – A joint operation to rescue people risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece has been launched by international medical...
Rand, 30, from Damascus, brought two children to MSF’s clinic at Bapska, on the border between Serbia and Croatia, on 27 September 2015. Two-year-old Julie had a cold and eight-year-old Brahim had fallen off his scooter in Syria, cutting his lip, and needed our doctors to check on his stitches. One...
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