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Italy: MSF providing support to survivors of the Crotone shipwreck

A team from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is offering psychological support to the survivors of a shipwreck that killed at least 62 people, including 12 children, a few hundred meters from Steccato di Cutro, southern Italy, on 26 February. About 180 people, mostly from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, were travelling on a wooden fishing boat that had left Türkiye four to five days earlier.


Pakistan: flood emergency is far from over

Catastrophic flooding began in June, and the situation remains an emergency, with critical humanitarian needs. The current response is inadequate. The basic needs of people living in the worst flood affected areas such as access to essential food assistance, healthcare and safe drinking water, remain unmet.
Une équipe MSF a trouvé trois personnes menottées lors d'une intervention médicale d'urgence sur l'île grecque de Lesvos .©MSF


Three people found handcuffed, four injured on the Aegean island of Lesvos

On Thursday 20 October 2022, an emergency team from the international medical organisation Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) received an official alert about a group of people, newly arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos, in need of urgent medical care.
David travaille comme agent de santé pour MSF. Depuis la résurgence du choléra, des dizaines d'infirmiers, d'hygiénistes et d'autres personnels ont été engagés pour répondre à l'urgence. ©MSF/Alexandre Marcou


Haiti is on the verge of a health disaster

People in Haiti are today living in dire conditions and are confronted daily with an appalling health and humanitarian situation, which continues to deteriorate, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today.
 Un médecin de MSF montre une balle extraite du corps d'un civil blessé dans un quartier de Port-au-Prince. © Johnson Sabin


Thousands of people trapped by armed clashes in Cité Soleil

Thousands of people are trapped without drinking water, food or medical care in an isolated area of the Cité Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince as armed groups battle for control of the area, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on armed groups to spare civilians and humanitarian organizations to respond to the urgent needs of the population.
Un enfant est examiné par une membre du personnel MSF, Etat de Katsina, Nigeria, juin 2022. © George Osodi


Neglected malnutrition crisis threatens tens of thousands of children in Nigeria

A growing, yet largely ignored, malnutrition crisis is unfolding in northwest Nigeria, which threatens the lives of tens of thousands of children, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today.
Roughly 200 people from two boats in distress were rescued on the morning of May 9. Everyone is now safe on board the Geo Barents while we continue the search for more boats in distress. ©Anna Pantelia/MSF

Mediterranean Sea


One year of operations in the Central Mediterranean have passed by, this time with the Geo Barents - Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) vessel - rescuing 3,138 people and conducting 6,536 medical consultations before disembarking in a place of safety in Europe.
The medical team inside the intensive care unit of the MSF medical train monitors and stabilises a severely war-wounded patient during the journey from Pokrovsk to Lviv.


MSF calls on all armed groups to respect international humanitarian law

Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on 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.
Asykum seekers in line for a food distribution in Dhar el-Jebel/Zintan detention centre. Libya. 2019 © Jérôme Tubiana/MSF


MSF calls for evacuation of most vulnerable migrants in Libya to safe countries

International medical organisation MSF calls on safe countries such as European and north American states, among others, to offer protection to migrants currently trapped in Libya to urgently accelerate the evacuation of the most vulnerable people by strengthening existing mechanisms and opening alternative pathways for them to leave the country.
Two tents set up by the Ministry of Health and MSF, temporarily ease the influx of patients into the region's only referral hospital


MSF Raises Alert over Alarming Indications of Large-Scale Nutritional Crisis

MSF is witnessing alarming indications of a deadly and escalating nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region, requiring an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response. In Afar, hundreds of thousands of people have fled from recent conflict only to find themselves grappling alongside host communities with drought, hunger and staggering lack of access to healthcare and clean water.