Latest facts (Updated June 19, 2023) • Out of the 108 million displaced people estimated by UNHCR, over 62.5 million are IDPs. • There are over 35.3 million refugees around the world. • There are approximately 5.4 million asylum seekers, people whose claim for refugee status has not yet been determined. • Lower-income nations host 76 per cent of the […]
On April 15, intense fighting broke out across Sudan with a wave of gunfire, shelling and airstrikes. The violence between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has trapped millions of people in the middle of an unexpected conflict. Many have been forced to flee their homes while access to essential services […]
Powerful earthquakes hit the south of Türkiye and northwest Syria on Feb. 6. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams, already present providing humanitarian assistance in northwest Syria, are together with local partners responding to people’s urgent needs in the area since the quakes. Many of our staff have been impacted themselves, whether directly or […]
Fighting in Ukraine has killed or injured thousands of people, while more than 6.5 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working to deliver emergency medical assistance to people still in Ukraine, as well as those now seeking safety in neighbouring countries. The situation is extremely volatile and we have witnessed […]
MSF is paying close attention to the impact that climate change will have on our emergency humanitarian medical activities.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global emergency and MSF teams are responding in more than 70 countries. We see how the rapid spread of the disease has overwhelmed healthcare systems, disrupted economies and altered livelihoods and lifestyles in many […]