Sudan: MSF responds to medical needs, prepares to scale up activities
Ongoing violence continues in many parts of Sudan. Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams on the ground report that hospitals are overwhelmed and thousands are fleeing to safer areas. Already we are seeing immense humanitarian and medical needs.
MSF supports 183 wounded in north darfur
Since Saturday 15 April, intense fighting has been taking place between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan. Many people, including healthcare workers, are currently trapped. Where we are able to provide medical care, the situation is dire: Over the past 48 hours, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the international humanitarian medical organisation, has received a total of 183 wounded patients at the hospital it supports in El Fasher, North Darfur – 25 have died from their injuries.
MSF condemns the ban on women working for NGOs
After months of continuous restrictions placed on the female population of Afghanistan, limitations placed on their participation in everyday life, access to education, and most recently even the right to work for non-governmental organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the Islamic Emirate’s erasure of women from social life in the country.
Repeated pushbacks increase suffering of people in freezing weather
Dozens of people attempting to seek refuge in the European Union continue to be pushed back at the Lithuanian and Latvian borders with Belarus - and left to languish in the forest for up to several weeks, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. MSF calls on the Lithuanian and Latvian authorities stop all border pushbacks, which only serve to traumatize migrants and cause serious injuries, denying people the right to seek safety.
Unlawful detention of migrants
Currently, around 50 people are detained in two Latvian Immigration Detention Centers (IDCs), managed by the State Border Guard Service (SBGS). Those detained are vulnerable people, including survivors of torture or sexual violence, children and pregnant women.
The Climate Crisis is a Health and Humanitarian Crisis
MSF is participating as an official observer at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 6-18 November 2022. The goal for COP27 ranges from a transition toward renewable energy to financial support to vulnerable communities most affected by climate change.
Lithuania : discriminatory and cruel migration practices
MSF denounces the prolonged detention and systemic discrimination in Lithuania, and is calling for the immediate implementation of humane alternatives that equitably meet the needs of vulnerable and traumatised people.
Alarming levels of violence at the Hungary-Serbia border
Testimonies from patients and corroborating medical data from the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) indicate an alarming and repeated use of violence, allegedly committed by Hungarian authorities, against people crossing the border between Serbia and Hungary. Beatings with belts and batons, kicking, punching, various forms of humiliation, use of pepper spray and teargas are all reported to be common deterrence practices, prior to pushbacks and denial of assistance.
Occupied Palestinian territories: Israel’s coercive measures undermine people’s
Living in constant fear of eviction, seeing their homes demolished and having their movements restricted are some of the challenges faced by Palestinians in and around Masafer Yatta, in the southern West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In its new report The unbearable life: the health impacts of the Israeli measures to forcibly evict the residents of Masafer Yatta, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sheds light on the extraordinary pressure applied by Israeli authorities to push local communities to leave the area and the impact of this on people’s physical and mental health.
Tuberculosis : clinical trial advancing treatment reaches critical milestone
This World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the endTB-Q clinical trial marks a critical milestone as the final patient enrolls in the study. This first-of-its-kind clinical trial seeks to radically improve treatment for a strain of TB that is resistant to the most important standard medications, known as pre-extensively resistant (pre-XDR) TB.