2016

East Aleppo’s besieged residents have been told to leave their homes or face annihilation. As they brace themselves for what comes next, Amal Abdullah* recalls the day four years ago that she was told to leave the east Aleppo neighbourhood where she grew up. “It was mid-July 2012 when the...
Dr. Federica Zamatto MSF medical coordinator for migration projects
 
Body bags sadly aligned on the deck of the Bourbon Argos.
Late yesterday, 29 men and women died in the Central Mediterranean and were found by the Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos, in a overcrowded rubber boat some 26 nautical miles from the Libyan coastline. One hundred and seven survivors were rescued from the same...
In the areas of Haiti hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew, many communities remain cut off from aid, rendered inaccessible by the storm. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) patients and staff members tell their stories in their own words. Lopino, a village in the mountains around...
I am happy to return to Bossangoa of Central African Republic, which I came 2 years ago when the huge humanitarian crisis started.
Over the last three weeks, at least 321 children have been wounded in Syrian and Russian airstrikes. Medical authorities also fear a rise in the number of children suffering from water-borne diseases while medical supplies still can’t reach the besieged city. The indiscriminate bombing by Syrian...
As negotiators for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement prepare to meet in Tianjin, China, from 16-22 October, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders urges the 16 negotiating countries to reject any terms in the deal that will harm access to...
I recently had the difficult task of telling Ian Read, Pfizer’s CEO, that Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rejecting the company’s offer to donate a significant number of pneumonia vaccine (PCV) doses for the children
Interview of Carlos Francisco, Head of Mission of MSF for Syria “They have been abandoned by the world – the whole world is witnessing the city being destroyed, but nobody is doing anything to stop it,” says MSF head of mission Carlos Francisco. “This is the feeling shared by the 35 doctors left in...
Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are continuing their assessments of areas of Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew on the Tiburon peninsula as well as the Artibonite and Northwest departments. In Jérémie, MSF found that the reference hospital has suffered damage and...
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