Other MSF staff

On various occasions since the Andaman crisis, including during the Bali Process, Malaysia and other South East Asian nations have emphasised the primacy of saving lives at sea. © Stéphane Coletti/MSF

In recent weeks, there have been numerous discussions in Malaysia related to the country’s ability to provide a safe haven for people in need of protection, after having survived a treacherous journey by sea.

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.

Stephanie Goublomme is coordinating MSF’s COVID-19 response in care homes in Brussels, Belgium. She explains what her teams are seeing and why it's so important to provide support to care home staff.
 

Loaded like human cargo into a wooden fishing trawler, around 500 people attempting to reach Malaysia from refugee camps in Bangladesh were starved and beaten by people smugglers during a two-month voyage.

Two staff in full personal protective equipment wait for a person suspected of having Ebola at the newly-opened MSF Ebola Treatment Centre in Katwa, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. © Lisa Veran/MSF

Today as the world is focused on the Corona Virus pandemic, the world's second-worst Ebola outbreak is finally nearing its end.

An MSF staff member registers a patient outside the MSF mobile clinic in Bukit Gudung, Penang. © Arnaud Finistre

If the government wants to create more trust among refugee and migrant communities to come forward and get screened for COVID-19, they should officially repeal Circular 10/ 2001, under which healthcare providers are obliged to report “ill

How are you supposed to wash your hands regularly if you have no running water or soap? How can you implement "social distancing" if you live in a slum or a refugee camp? How are you supposed to stop crossing borders if you are fleeing from war?

Beatrice Lau, Head of Mission for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Malaysia
Lucie Gueuning, from Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s Emergency Response Support Unit, writes about an innovative new project that will help our teams rapidly respond to reach those in
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