Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) make the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline available for all people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) for no more than a dollar a day. The price of this crucial drug […]
MSF is following the fast-evolving development of the disease COVID-19 (formerly known nCoV-2019) it is a type of coronavirus.
Bodies at War recounts the stories of four families whose lives have been scarred by years of conflict in the Middle East. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has joined forces with Upian to produce a unique multimedia smartphone experience based on the stories of Hassan, Qatada, Joud and Abu Wesam now living in Amman […]
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed 11 civilians in November 2019. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s teams working in Dar al Salam hospital treated an 11-year-old girl who lost her entire family and was badly injured during the raids. Her story exposes the harrowing consequences of these attacks for the helpless population of the blockaded […]
Escalating conflict and insecurity in Libya are leading thousands of people to flee, taking their chances on unseaworthy boats across the Mediterranean. On December 20 2019, Ocean Viking rescued 112 people from a rubber boat 32 nautical miles off the Libyan coast, 21 of whom had survived a deadly airstrike on Tajoura detention centre […]
When one thinks of a nation going through a severe political and economic crisis, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not gold. But in Bolivar, Venezuela’s biggest state, illegal gold mining has been booming for years and the yellow metal has become a motivation for many Venezuelans to head towards the […]
Here’s a look at just a few of the humanitarian emergencies that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has responded to over the last 10 years.
Intense military offensives by the Government of Syria and its allies in southern Idlib, involving shelling, aerial bombing and ground offensives, have resulted in a massive new movement of people to escape the war zone. The northern part of Idlib, near the Turkish border, already hosted around 1.5 million vulnerable people, and according to the […]
In 2017, when the war to retake Iraqi cities from the Islamic State (IS) group was leaving scores of people dead, wounded or maimed, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened the Baghdad Medical Rehabilitation Centre (BMRC) in the Iraqi capital to provide early medical and physical rehabilitation to the men, women and children […]
As the world marks 10 years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is paying tribute to the earthquake’s victims and highlighting the current deterioration of the medical care in the country, in a report released today. “The catastrophic earthquake killed thousands of people, displaced millions, and destroyed 60 percent of […]