The war in Ukraine has created a huge need for psychological support ranging from psychological first aid to comprehensive psychological care. People have experienced fear, trauma and isolation and are showing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. MSF psychologists are responding to mental health needs of patients with psychological first aid, mental health counseling and […]
By Ivan M. García, MSF Spain Head of Media “Hey, try to bring back some positive stories, too!” is a mantra offered by colleagues each time one of us in the MSF communications team goes out to projects. It’s also a classic from journalists from time to time, specially at Christmas and in summer, when […]
To date, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have only been allowed entry into regions controlled by Ukrainian forces, which means they have witnessed the destruction caused by the war in Ukrainian-held territory only. Despite MSF’s efforts to obtain permission to access regions under Russian occupation, this access has not been granted; MSF […]
At midnight on Thursday, a Russian missile struck a five-story residential building in Zaporizhzhia city, in Zaporizhzhia oblast (province), southeastern Ukraine. The building housed approximately 300 people in 70 apartments. In collaboration with local authorities, emergency teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are at the scene of the attack to provide psychological first […]
In September 2022, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) international president Dr. Christos Christou visited Ukraine to get a first-hand view of the situation patients and staff are facing in the ongoing war. He supported and witnessed the work of MSF’s medical teams. He also held high level meetings to reaffirm our commitment to […]
The escalation of the international armed conflict in Ukraine has forced more than 10 million people to cross the border into neighbouring countries since late February, with almost one-quarter of them crossing into Russia, according to the UN. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Russia are supporting already existing efforts to provide […]
Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s medical referral train show that the war in Ukraine is being conducted with an outrageous lack of care to distinguish and protect civilians. Over 40 percent of the war-wounded on the train have been elderly people and children with blast wounds, traumatic […]
After 100 days of the war in Ukraine, our mental health teams across the country are raising the alarm on the worrying psychological symptoms they are seeing. […]
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country, has been severely affected by the Russian offensive.
The best thing we can do is listen closely and understand the specific areas where our support can provide real added value.