“We are profoundly disappointed”:  MSF statement on Canada’s response to our petition to step up humanitarian assistance in eastern DRC 

The Government of Canada recently issued a formal response to a petition supported by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calling on Canada to increase its humanitarian assistance for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where millions of people are in desperate need as a result of a violent armed conflict and the […]

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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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Sudan: “We don’t know where we can go”

Renk transit centre, located around 60 kilometres from Joda, the official entry point, hosts 13,000 refugees and returnees fleeing the war. There, living conditions are dire, with insufficient food, water, shelter, sanitation, and healthcare. About 300 kilometres away, thousands of people are facing the same conditions in the Bulukat transit centre. Dak Denj, 70 years […]

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Sudan: War is exacerbating humanitarian needs in neighbouring South Sudan, warns MSF

The ongoing war in Sudan is drastically increasing people’s needs across the border in South Sudan, alerts international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. MSF calls for an immediate scale-up of lifesaving aid for refugees and returnees fleeing the war and for the communities hosting them. The war in Sudan, which began […]

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One by One, Hospitals are Damaged and Closed in El Fasher as Fighting Rages and People Flee

Since May 10, El Fasher has seen intense fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF)  and Joint Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).  As the conflict continues to ravage El Fasher, the city’s hospitals are damaged and shut down. Meanwhile, thousands of people are fleeing in search of safety, with many arriving at Zamzam […]

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Ukraine: “After seeing the psychologist, I felt like a new person”

Natalia Kyshnir, 56, survived the siege of Mariupol but was forced to make the terrible choice of staying to look after her mother or leaving for safety with her son. She escaped to Vinnytsia but was left traumatised by her experiences. After receiving psychological support from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams, she says […]

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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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Ukraine: “Not being able to talk about trauma is itself a symptom of PTSD”

Anastasia Nedieva has been working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2015 as a social worker in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, running mobile clinics in villages without doctors or pharmacies. In 2019, Anastasia moved to the city of Mariupol with her daughter and husband, but they were forced to flee their home after […]

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