Israel

As the unrelenting horror continues in Gaza, Palestine, our teams in Rafah and the Middle Area are seeing a spectrum of mental health issues among children and adults.

On the morning of Saturday 8 June 2024, Israeli forces heavily bombed the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip, including Al-Nuseirat refugee camp. These deadly Israeli attacks reportedly killed at least 270 Palestinians and left about 700 wounded according to the local health authorities. Médecins Sans...
Since the beginning of June, more than 800 people have been killed and over 2,400 wounded in intense bombing and ground offensives by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, according to health authorities; these horrific attacks have led to unacceptable pain and suffering and illustrate a clear...
As the United Nations Security Council meets today after Israel struck tent camps sheltering displaced people in designated “humanitarian zones” in southern Gaza, Médecins Sans Frontières calls for an immediate end to the Rafah offensive and the ongoing atrocities across the Gaza Strip. Israel’s...
On the night of 26 May, 180 wounded and 28 dead were recorded at the Trauma Stabilization Point (TSP) we support in Tal al Sultan, Gaza, after airstrikes by Israeli forces hit a camp sheltering displaced people, in a designate safe zone by Israel. Most of the patients we treated had shrapnel wounds...
The intensification of the onslaught by the Israeli forces in Rafah, Gaza, has forced Médecins Sans Frontières to stop providing lifesaving care at Rafah Indonesian Field hospital on 12 May. The 22 patients who remained in the hospital have been referred to other facilities, as we can no longer...
Israeli forces have begun their offensive on Rafah and have seized control of the border, effectively cutting off lifesaving aid deliveries into the Gaza Strip. As thousands of Palestinians are forced to flee eastern Rafah following Israel's recent evacuation orders, Médecins Sans Frontières calls...
Gaza’s healthcare system has been devastated, with men, women and children at increasing risk of acute malnutrition and with their physical and mental health deteriorating rapidly, according to a report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) entitled Gaza’s Silent...
After over six months of relentless war, Gaza’s healthcare workers have had to face unprecedented challenges to provide medical assistance to thousands of people, while trying to survive and manage the toll the war has taken on them personally. According to Médecins Sans Frontières mental health...
After more than five months, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally passed a resolution yesterday calling for an immediate ceasefire to the conflict in Gaza during the month of Ramadan, which ends on April 9. The resolution passed with 14 votes in its favor. The United States—which has...
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