Hong Kong

The second wave of COVID-19 is reaching extremely alarming levels in India. As of 18 May, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in India is at 3,353,765. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has scaled up medical intervention in Mumbai, while at the same time undertaking precautionary measures to...
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...
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...
The temporary shelter and primary healthcare project for the homeless initiated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was handed over to the local non-governmental organisation “ImpactHK” on 15 September 2020. The project was collaborated with “ImpactHK” since June 2020 and was set up at a time when...
The unemployment rate of Hong Kong has reached its 15-year high. Many individuals have been jobless due to the COVID-19. Yeung (alias, right) is one of them and has no place to stay for a few months. MSF has arranged the temporary shelter for him and Wing Tam, MSF caseworker follow-up on his needs...
Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, Hong Kong is facing the third wave of COVID-19 infections; the most severe yet with many of the cases locally transmitted, some from unknown sources of infection. Where public facilities and services have been suspended because of the virus, homeless people have...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the quality and safety of personal hygiene products, including alcohol-based disinfectant products, have been brought to public attention.

How are you?” is the question I used to start the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health education and mental health workshops in Hong Kong on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for the vulnerable populations in the past three months.

MSF’s epidemiologists and infectious disease experts are following the fast-evolving development of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). As of 30 January, there are more than 7,900 cases, more than 98% of which are in mainland China. We have offered support to the health authorities...
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