Gaza: Over 100 people killed, many wounded while waiting for food

“We are horrified by the latest news from Gaza City, where over 100 people were killed and about 750 wounded today, according to local health authorities, after Israeli forces reportedly opened fire as Palestinians were waiting to receive food from aid trucks. MSF staff were not present on the site, and due to bad telecommunications, we […]

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Mexico: Rise in kidnappings and sexual violence near US border seriously impacts health of people on the move, says MSF

“I was not like this before, I knew how to cope with problems, but now I find it hard,” says Camila,* tears running down her face as she sits in a shelter for migrants in Matamoros, in Mexico’s Taumalipas state. Camila’s tears are just one sign of what she has been through in recent weeks. […]

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Small voices: a glimpse into the world of the youngest victims in conflict torn Ituri province

Ituri province, in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been gripped for decades by recurring cycles of violence. Since mid-February there has been a resurgence of attacks, many of them targeting civilians, resulting in significant casualties, especially among women and children. In response to people’s critical medical needs in the province, in […]

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Gaza: Attacks on humanitarian workers amid relentless bombardment make vital assistance near impossible

One month ago, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued provisional measures ordering Israel to prevent and punish acts of genocide and ensure that basic services and aid reach people in the Gaza Strip. However, the humanitarian situation for trapped Gazans remains catastrophic. According to local health authorities, the number of people killed in Gaza […]

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“I wouldn’t wish it on anyone”: A migrants’ journey through the Darien gap

Keiber migrated to Ecuador with his wife, where they had two children. Now the four of them are travelling to the United States. Keiber was interviewed at the temporary migration reception centre in Lajas Blancas, Panama, after having crossed the Darien Gap.  “We left Valencia [in Venezuela] five years ago for Ecuador. I am 26 […]

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In Eastern DRC, needs are everywhere as displacement reach unprecedented levels

In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the humanitarian crisis has reached dramatic proportions in 2023, with massive levels of violence and displacement. In North Kivu, armed clashes linked to the resurgence of the M23 armed group have forced up to 1 million people to flee their homes. Often overshadowed, the provinces of Ituri and […]

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Alleviating suffering in the face of war

Before April 15 of last year, I never imagined that I would find myself in Khartoum, the capital city of our country, working in a conflict zone. I am a doctor from Sudan, and I’ve worked with MSF for several years. But I’ve never seen anything like the suffering that people in my country now […]

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Flashquote – amid cholera vaccine shortage, outbreak response is a multipronged approach

WHO’s cholera team have reported to the media that stocks of the oral cholera vaccine – needed to both respond to cholera outbreaks and prevent them – have run out. (Reuters, Feb. 14, 2024.) It comes as there are currently an extraordinary number of cholera outbreaks around the world, leading to extremely high demand for […]

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South Sudan: MSF calls for urgent response in Renk and Bulukat transit sites to prevent deadly outbreaks

A humanitarian crisis is escalating in Bulukat and Renk, two of the busiest transit sites in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. Thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan are desperately short of essentials including clean water, food, shelter and healthcare. Overcrowded and […]

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Chad: Almost one year on, people fleeing Sudan’s violence continue to face an insufficient humanitarian response

Since the start of the war in Sudan 1.6 million people have fled the country seeking safety, including an estimated 610,000 [1] who have crossed into Chad. Almost a year on in the Sila region, eastern Chad, almost 92,000[2] people, most of them Chadian returnees,[3] continue to survive in very precarious conditions, putting a strain […]

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