Myanmar: MSF teams face major obstacles providing medical care to communities in Rakhine state

This June 2024, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to indefinitely suspend its medical humanitarian activities in northern Rakhine following the extreme escalation of conflict and burning down of MSF’s office in Buthidaung Township. While in some townships in the central part of Rakhine MSF has been able to maintain a minimum level […]

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Sudan: Healing in exile

After the exodus and ethnic cleansing seen during the war in Darfur almost 20 years ago, the conflict in Sudan’s West Darfur state has led to more violence against Masalit communities in El Geneina, the capital city. Alongside Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams, photographer Corentin Fohlen provides a glimpse into the lives of […]

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Sudan: MSF suspends delivery of vital care in Khartoum’s Turkish hospital after more than a year of violent incidents at the facility

After over a year of violent incidents both inside and outside the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supported Turkish Hospital in Khartoum – including threats made against the lives of MSF staff MSF has taken the decision to evacuate its team from the hospital. This decision has not been taken lightly. MSF had managed […]

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No end in sight: The repeated trauma of displacement for people in Gaza

Since the horrifying war on Gaza began, at least 38,000 Palestinians, more than half of them women and children, have been killed and 87,0000 others have been injured. For those who have managed to survive the relentless onslaught of bomb blasts, shelling and gunfire, staying alive has meant moving continually from place to place with […]

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Central African Republic: Awareness-raising and prevention to combat malnutrition in Bossangoa

According to a United Nations report, 41 per cent of the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) is undernourished. Over the period from October 2022 to August 2023, it was estimated that almost 298,000 children aged 0-59 months and over 140,600 pregnant and breastfeeding women suffered from acute malnutrition, according to figures from the […]

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Chad: Amid humanitarian void, MSF scales-up distribution of essential supplies to Refugees from Sudan

As the rainy season begins in Chad, Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is significantly scaling up its activities in eastern Chad for refugees who fled the war in Sudan. Our teams have launched a mass distribution of essential life-saving items such as plastic sheeting, mosquito nets, and bars of soap to support hundreds […]

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Myanmar: MSF suspends its medical activities in northern Rakhine state

The extreme escalation of conflict, indiscriminate violence, and severe restrictions on humanitarian access in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, have forced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to suspend its medical humanitarian activities in the townships of Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw. MSF ran 14 mobile clinics in northern Rakhine providing essential medical services to all communities, […]

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Sudan: Fighting in El Fasher remains incessant despite UNSC resolution, warns MSF

Eleven days since the UN Security Council called for an end to the fighting in El Fasher, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) one of the few international humanitarian organisations still present in the city warns that hospitals continue to be attacked, and that no outside help can reach the city due to the intensity […]

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Gaza: “Everything is missing, even the idea of a future”

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. Since the beginning of the year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided over 8,800 psychosocial support sessions for people in Gaza. Davide Musardo, MSF psychologist, […]

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