Lebanon: MSF provides healthcare to people displaced by military escalation along southern border

Escalating military activity along Lebanon’s southern border has forced thousands of people to flee border towns and seek refuge further north or in major cities. Israeli forces and Hezbollah have exchanged fire across the Israel-Lebanon border since the start of the Israel-Gaza war on Oct. 7 of 2023, but in recent weeks the violence has escalated, […]

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Palestinians in Hebron, West Bank, live in constant fear as violence surges

“The situation has been bad for years here. Israeli soldiers search our houses day and night, vandalise and arrest people without any warning,” says Alma*, a Palestinian woman from Hebron, the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as she describes the situation since the Israel-Gaza war erupted on Oct. […]

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Strength Through Support: Rehabilitating War-Wounded in Ukraine

This evening, I’m taking my dog for a slightly longer walk than usual. It’s been an emotionally challenging day at work. Stalker—that’s my dog’s name—always senses when feel overwhelmed and need a release. He runs alongside me and rubs up against my legs. I often confide in him about the strength of spirit and character […]

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I run humanitarian operations in Gaza. More aid without a ceasefire isn’t the answer.

As I type this in the pre-dawn dark of Al-Mawasi—the coastal strip that Israel has designated as the humanitarian zone—I can hear bombs every minute hitting Khan Younis, two miles away in the south of Gaza. The house where I’m staying intermittently shakes with overwhelming force.  Earlier this week, a team of my colleagues were […]

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‘Let me die with my family’: the story of a Gazan refugee in the West Bank

Abbas* is one of over 6,000 Palestinians from Gaza who used to work in Israel and became refugees in the West Bank as a result of the Israel-Gaza war. Now a patient of MSF teams offering psychological support in Nablus, he describes the ordeal of being displaced and separated from his family, who remains trapped […]

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No safe place in Gaza as people are being crushed by intense, continuous bombing

Two months into the war, Israel’s unrelenting, indiscriminate strikes on Gaza have turned the north of the Strip into a pile of rubble and are now hitting the Middle Area and the south with increasing brutality. The suffering of Palestinians trapped in Gaza can no longer be put into words. With nearly the entire 2.2 […]

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Myanmar: 20 years of assistance to people living with HIV

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing comprehensive HIV care in Dawei for two decades, including outreach programmes to prevent HIV infection in marginalized and at-risk people, such as migrant workers and people who inject drugs. In Myanmar, the HIV/AIDS epidemic wreaked havoc in the 2000, and people living with HIV have had […]

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MSF joins noma survivors in celebrating inclusion in WHO neglected tropical diseases list

Three years into its campaign to have noma recognised as a neglected tropical disease (NTD), international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the decision by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), to include noma in the WHO’s official list of NTDs. Following a meeting in Geneva on […]

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Jenin: Staggering increase in Israeli attacks against civilians and healthcare

In the dim light of a hospital room, Amin, 17, is lying on a bed after being shot in both legs by Israeli Forces on 19 November 2023, during a ground and air assault on Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Prior to October 7th in 2023, Israeli Forces had killed 205 Palestinians […]

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Haiti: Attack on ambulance forces MSF to suspend activities in Turgeau Emergency Centre

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, June 21, 2022. This ambulance prepares to transport a patient with a head injury to another health facility.

On Tuesday, a group of armed men stopped an Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance in Port-au-Prince. They took a patient out by force and killed him. MSF is suspending all activities in the Emergency Centre indefinitely. On Tuesday 12 December at 4:00 p.m., a severely wounded man was admitted to MSF’s Emergency Centre […]

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