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Nouveaux bombardements en Syrie, afflux massif de blessés dans un hôpital cogéré par MSF ©Robin Meldrum/MSF


Mass casualty influx in an MSF co-managed hospital following an airstrike

On Saturday 11 December 2021, 15 casualties were rushed to a hospital co-managed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) following an airstrike in Idlib governorate, northwest Syria.


Urgent solutions needed for refugees as camps close

With the deadline to close Kenya’s refugee camps just over six months away, urgency is mounting to find sustainable solutions for the refugees in the camps at Dadaab, who risk being deprived of the little assistance they currently receive, warns MSF.
Aerial view of the flood-affected town of Bentiu, Unity State, in October 2021.

South Sudan

South Sudan severe flooding crisis: nearly 800,000 people struggling

other NGOs, the United Nations, the Ministry of Health and the government of South Sudan, with increased food and nutrition assistance, water and sanitation services, shelter and health services to improve the dangerous living conditions facing 152,000 displaced people in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State.
Sélection de médicaments utilisés par MSF selon les directives de l'organisation. Kaboul, Afghanistan. 2014.

Antimicrobial resistance: One of this century’s major public health challenges

The Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR) is currently working to tackle the lack of quality data in how resistant organisms are in several MSF projects in the Middle East, where several countries are torn by wars, crises, armed conflicts, adding strain to the healthcare sector.
Pour se rendre à Bajo Chiquito depuis la ville la plus proche, Metetí, il faut remonter la rivière Tuquesa en canoë. Les équipes de MSF utilisent également des canoës pour transporter des fournitures médicales et logistiques.


Violence continues to stalk migrants crossing the Darién gap

MSF have now provided 30,000 medical consultations to the people in transit between Colombia and Panama.
Après un appel de détresse de Alarm Phone, 99 survivants ont été secourus par le Geo Barents à environ 30 miles des côtes libyennes. Au fond du bateau en bois surpeuplé, 10 personnes sont retrouvées mortes

Mediterranean Sea

10 more lives lost on the world’s deadliest migration route

MSF search-and-rescue teams found 10 people dead on November 16 on a wooden boat in the Central Mediterranean after 186 others were rescued within 24 hours.
L'ajout rapide de personnel inexpérimenté dans une situation d'urgence peut entraîner des difficultés, dont MSF a été le témoin direct dans l'hôpital de campagne de l'hôpital tertiaire de Ngwelezana, en Afrique du Sud

Moderna earns over €10 billion from COVID-19 vaccine, but don't share its recipe

MSF demande au président américain Biden d'utiliser toute la force du gouvernement pour contraindre Moderna Pharmaceuticals à collaborer avec le centre de transfert de technologie des vaccins à ARNm de l'OMS en Afrique du Sud. Elle doit partager son expertise et contribuer aux efforts mondiaux de vaccination.
Chaque matin, les résidents du camp se précipitent pour remplir leurs seaux d'eau. L'accès à l'eau est un problème majeur pour les personnes déplacées. Ngala, Nigeria, 2016

COP26: MSF warns of humanitarian impacts of climate change

MSF, official observer in the upcoming COP26, alerts on the consequences and magnified impacts that rapid environmental change has on extremely vulnerable people in multiple countries where MSF works.

MSF report highlights the consequences of counter-terrorism on frontline staff

MSF releases this week the report “Adding salt to the wound”, painting a bleak picture of the reality of trying to provide impartial medical care twenty years after the start of the so called ‘global War on Terror’ in the wake of 9/11. The findings of the research, which was supported by the Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR), offer a unique insight into the reality of working in counter-terrorism environments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria.
Abdul Harma, head nurse at the hospital specialising in COVID-19 in Hassakeh, in northeast Syria, treats Mr. Ali with breathing exercises


Northern Syria: Health system overwhelmed in most severe COVID-19 outbreak yet

Northern Syria is experiencing its most severe recorded wave of COVID-19 yet, with needs fast outpacing limited oxygen supplies and health facilities running out of testing kits. In the northwest the health system is already unable to cope, while in the northeast the virus is spreading at a worrying pace,MSF said today.