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New Board of Directors of MSF Luxembourg, elected in April 2022.

Dr Bechara Ziade appointed new President of Médecins Sans Frontières Luxembourg

Following its General Assembly on 30 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg has elected Dr Bechara Ziade to head its Council of Administration.
Couloir des gardes-frontières de l'État de Kybartai (SBG) Centre d'enregistrement des étrangers. ©Diala Ghassan/MSF

Lithuania

Prolonged detention of over 2,500 people in Lithuania must end now

More than 2,500 asylum seekers and migrants are still detained in inhumane conditions in Lithuania, nine months after they crossed the border from Belarus. The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is extremely concerned about the impact of prolonged detention on asylum seekers’ and migrants' mental health and calls on Lithuanian authorities to end arbitrary detention immediately.
February 2019: An MSF staff member stands outside the abandoned house where MSF operates a mobile clinic in the village of Vodiane. Ukraine. © Nico Dauterive/ MSF

Ukraine

MSF team witnesses hospital bombing in Mykolaiv

On 4 April, a four-person MSF team visited Mykolaiv to meet with city and regional health authorities. At around 3.30 pm local time, as the MSF team entered the city’s oncology hospital, which has been treating the wounded since the beginning of the war, the area around the hospital came under fire.
A room at Lita's general hospital, that was attacked and looted by armed men, Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, 12 November 2019. ©ALEXIS HUGUET/MSF

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo: Insecurity and impunity force MSF to halt lifesavi

Four months after a convoy of vehicles belonging to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières came under fire by unidentified armed men in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MSF has announced that it will close its projects in Nizi and Bambu due to a lack of security guarantees from all parties to the conflict.
UKRAINE. Pisky. 22 February 2022. A school destroyed during the fighting. © Lorenzo Meloni/Magnum Photos

Ukraine

Humanitarian emergency in Ukraine: A race against time

Lviv/ Brussels - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) fears that there is an urgent race against time to get the right medical supplies to the right places before aid can no longer reach militarily encircled towns and cities.
UKRAINE. Mariupol. 24 February 2022. Civilians whose homes were hit by a rocket leave the area.

Ukraine

Corridors are not enough in Ukraine

In the besieged city of Mariupol, thousands of people, including MSF staff and their families, remain cut off from the world. MSF is closely monitoring the ongoing reports about an agreement for safe passage of civilians this weekend.
In 2019, MSF teams were providing medical care in the village of Opytne in eastern Ukraine.© Zdenek Chaloupka

Ukraine

MSF mobilises response in Ukraine and nearby countries

As hundreds of thousands of people are forced to escape, MSF is working on setting up emergency response activities in Ukraine and deploying teams in Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Teams are also ready to respond in Russia and Belarus.
A member of the MSF mobile vaccination team prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a nursing home in Shayle, Mount Lebanon.

Landmark ‘TRIPS Waiver’ must be agreed now: no time to lose

With the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) formally resuming this week at the WTO, MSF calls on the EU, the UK and Switzerland to swiftly adopt the landmark Waiver, which would lift intellectual-property monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools, and is currently supported by more than 100 low- and middle-income countries.
Campagne de peintures murales pro-vaccination de MSF à Khayelitsha

South Africa

A step forward towards increased COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity

MSF responds to the WHO's announcement that six countries - Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia - will receive technology from the COVID-19 mRNA technology transfer centre. It is encouraging to see that this centre is getting closer to developing and validating the world's first open access mRNA vaccine production platform.

Sudan

Sudan: “Unacceptable” detention of MSF medical team in Khartoum

Nine Médecins sans frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff members were detained by the Sudanese authorities in the capital Khartoum on the evening of 24 January, before being released the following morning.

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