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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: “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.
Des bâtiments gisent détruits le 30 octobre 2015 le long de la rue de Sa'ada suite à d'intenses attaques aériennes. (Image à titre illustratif)


‘Unjustifiable’ Saudi-led coalition air strike on prison kills and injures hundr

An air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Sa'ada City Remand Prison in the early hours of January 21 has killed at least 82 people and injured 266, according to the Ministry of Health, with the death toll likely to increase as researchers still comb the rubble.
COVID-19 Démonstration de l'équité en matière de vaccins à Washington, DC. Novembre 2021

COVID-19: New Year brings renewed MSF appeal for vaccine equity

With World Health Organisation's (WHO) forecasts indicating more than 50 per cent of Europeans are likely to become infected with the Omicron variant in the next six to eight weeks, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges the European Union (EU) and governments around the world to take all necessary measures to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 medical tools including medicines, tests and vaccines in order to reduce global mortality and the likelihood of further variants developing.
An Iraqi Kurdish family of seven with five children aged between 5 and 15 has already spent 20 days in the woods.


MSF team leaves Belarus border region after the blockade of aid organisations

Three months after sending an emergency response team to assist migrants and refugees crossing from Belarus to Poland, international medical organisation MSF has withdrawn this project after being repeatedly blocked by Polish authorities from accessing the forested border region, where groups of people are surviving in sub-zero temperatures, in desperate need of medical and humanitarian assistance.
Le personnel de MSF nettoie une greffe de peau pour une patiente qui a subi une brûlure grave à la jambe - Octobre 2021. ©Pierre Fromentin/MSF


Haiti: MSF responds to gasoline truck explosion in Cap-Haitien

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.