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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Numerous acts of sexual violence committed by armed men in Kasai

Between May 2017 and September 2018, MSF teams treated 2,600 victims of sexual violence in the town of Kananga in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eighty per cent reported having been raped by armed men.
Patient réfugié pris en charge par une psychiatre de MSF. Nauru, octobre 2018. © MSF


Refugees' lives in danger with MSF forced to end mental healthcare activities

At least 78 MSF patients have considered or attempted suicide or self-harm.

Mediterranean Sea

Italian government pressures Panama to stop Aquarius rescues

SOS MEDITERRANEE and MSF demand that European governments allow the Aquarius to continue its rescue mission.


Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Thousands of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers arbitrarily held in Libyan detention centres must be immediately released and evacuated to safety out of the country urges MSF today as a fragile ceasefire in Tripoli continued for a third day.


Libya is not a place of safety

Over the past 72 hours following clashes in Tripoli, the lives of Libyans and an already vulnerable group of refugees and migrants have been put in grave danger.
Medical staff discuss patients’ progress at the MSF post-operative care facility in east Mosul, Iraq, May 2018. © MSF/Sacha Myers


Mosul still lacks 70% of healthcare capacity, one year since the battle ended

One year since the battle between the Islamic State group and the Iraqi forces officially ended in Mosul, the health system is still in ruins.

Mediterranean Sea

European governments must put people’s lives before politics

“Valencia is the end of a terrible ordeal for 630 people. But there needs to be a serious European commitment to save lives and disembark rescued people properly.”

MSF annual activity report 2017

Throughout 2017, MSF teams worked in 72 countries, where they ran 463 different medical and humanitarian projects.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Support the MSF teams working against the Ebola epidemic

“With these new cases in Mbandaka, the development of the epidemic has become much more worrying.”


Medical response in East Ghouta reaches its limits

MSF calls for an immediate ceasefire to enable the basic human act of helping the sick and wounded.