South Gaza’s last comprehensive hospital at breaking point with influx of patients and critical supply shortages

As the European Gaza Hospital has shut down due to new evacuation orders, Nasser Hospital, the last comprehensive hospital in south Gaza, risks being overwhelmed with mass casualties and wounded patients, warns Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Meanwhile, MSF teams working in the hospital are seeing acute shortages of medical supplies, leaving patients at […]

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MSF statement on the accusations against MSF staff Fadi Al-Wadiya

On the evening of June 26, 2024, the Israeli authorities shared several new posts on social media about Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff member Fadi Al-Wadiya, who was killed by Israeli forces on June 25, accusing him of being involved in military activities in Gaza. MSF is deeply concerned by these allegations and […]

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MSF colleague killed in Gaza City by Israeli forces

The Israeli forces have accused our Palestinian colleague Fadi Al-Wadiya, whom they killed yesterday while on his way to work at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic in Gaza City, of being a “significant operative” of the Islamic Jihad armed group. We have no indication that this is true and have received no direct communication […]

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MSF outraged and condemns killing of sixth staff member in Gaza

We are outraged and strongly condemn the killing of our colleague, Fadi Al-Wadiya, in an attack this morning in Gaza City.  The attack killed Fadi, along with five other people including three children, while he was cycling to work, near the MSF clinic where he was providing care.  Fadi was a 33-year-old physiotherapist and father […]

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Critical shortage of medical supplies in MSF-supported facilities across Gaza

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Gaza are facing critical shortages of essential medicines and equipment as we have been unable to bring any medical supplies into Gaza since the end of April. The closure of the Rafah crossing, following Israel’s offensive in the south of Gaza in early May, coupled with the […]

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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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“Holding onto life”

Military incursions by Israeli forces in the West Bank are increasing in violence and frequency since the beginning of the war in Gaza in Oct. 2023. Medical and paramedical staff are repeatedly attacked, harassed, blocked and hindered as they attempt to care for the wounded. Between May 21-23, 2024, Jenin City and its refugee camp […]

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The latest massacres in Gaza’s Middle Area illustrate the complete dehumanization of Palestinians

Since the beginning of June, more than 800 people have been killed and over 2,400 wounded in intense bombing and ground offensives by Israeli forces in Gaza, according to health authorities; these horrific attacks have led to unacceptable pain and suffering and illustrate a clear disregard for Palestinian lives, says Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières […]

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Gaza: “We did not have time to bury them”

On the morning of June 8, 2024, Israeli forces heavily bombed the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip, including Al-Nuseirat refugee camp. These deadly Israeli attacks reportedly killed at least 270 Palestinians and left about 700 wounded according to the local health authorities. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams, along with medical staff at […]

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MSF Secretary General’s comment on Israel’s vote to designate UNRWA a terrorist organization

On May 29, a bill aimed at designating UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, as a terrorist organization passed a preliminary reading prior to three further readings in Israel’s Parliament, known as the Knesset. A second bill that would lead to the severing of all ties […]

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