Brazil: MSF teams aim at supporting most vulnerable in response to the biggest climate disaster to date

“The situation is catastrophic. When we arrived and traveled through the region by helicopter, we were able to view the towns from above and noticed that in some cases we couldn´t even see the roofs of houses. There are kilometers and kilometers, and all there is, is water”. The account from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans […]

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Closed ports, empty shelves: Haiti urgently needs medical supplies

Since the end of February, Port-au-Prince has been engulfed in unprecedented violence, cutting off the Haitian capital from the outside world following the closure of the airport and ports. The escalating insecurity has severely disrupted the medical operations of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has not been able to import any supplies since […]

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West Bank: In the shadows of war; Increased violence and restrictions

“We walk for hours to reach the health facilities. Sometimes we use the donkeys to transfer sick people to the hospital or to the clinic,” says Mahmud Mousa Abu Eram, a Palestinian man from Hebron, in the West Bank. “There hasn’t been transportation in this area for a long time, and even if there is […]

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Sudan: Children in a critical condition need an immediate solution

In the five days since intense fighting began between the RSF, Joint Forces, and SAF on Friday May 10, 454 casualties have arrived at South Hospital in El Fasher. 56 people have succumbed to their injuries, but the wounded and death toll are likely far higher since the fighting continues to be so intense that […]

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Gaza: Rafah Indonesian Field hospital forced to close amid the intensified Israeli offensive

The intensification of the onslaught by the Israeli forces in Rafah, Gaza, has forced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to stop providing lifesaving care at Rafah Indonesian Field hospital on May 12. The 22 patients who remained in the hospital have been referred to other facilities, as we can no longer guarantee their safety. […]

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MSF reveals cost of its landmark TB clinical trial in precedent-setting move towards drug-development cost transparency

At the fifth WHO Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies conference today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) presented the costs of its landmark TB-PRACTECAL clinical trial that helped identify a shorter, all-oral treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), * which totalled €34 million. * This is the first time the detailed costs of an individual […]

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Sudan: Bomb puts El Fasher paediatric hospital out of action

On the evening of May 11, an airstrike carried out by the SAF landed 50 metres from Babiker Nahar Paediatric Hospital, which is supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in El Fasher, North Darfur. This led to the collapse of the roof above the intensive care unit (ICU) and the death of two […]

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Sudan: MSF forced to suspend work at the only functional hospital in Wad Madani

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to suspend work and withdraw staff from Madani Teaching Hospital, the only functional hospital for the hundreds of thousands of people in dire need of medical assistance in the capital of Al Jazirah state, Sudan. This extremely difficult decision comes after more than three months of […]

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Thousands forced to flee Rafah as Israeli military offensive intensifies and aid is blocked

Israeli forces have begun their offensive on Rafah and have seized control of the border, effectively cutting off lifesaving aid deliveries into the Gaza Strip. As thousands of Palestinians are forced to flee eastern Rafah following Israel’s recent evacuation orders, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for protection of […]

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MSF statement on Rafah evacuation

“Yesterday (May 6), Israeli forces issued an evacuation order for several blocks in eastern Rafah, forcing around 100,000 people to quickly leave the area with nowhere safe to go. Last night there was intense bombing in the eastern areas of the city.   The impact of an offensive on Rafah will have disastrous effects for over […]

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