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Épidémie, coronavirus, Covid-19


Help and solidarity needed in Europe to protect medical staff from COVID-19

As the number of people with COVID-19 continues to rise rapidly across many countries in Europe - now the epicentre of the pandemic - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges European Member States to demonstrate solidarity beyond their national borders.
Syrie, personnes déplacées, Idlib


People in Idlib race to flee airstrikes as safe area shrinks

In northwest Syria, airstrikes combined with a ground offensive conducted by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies have triggered a huge wave of displacement.
Personnes déplacées. RDC. Masisi. Nord-Kivu.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Extra humanitarian assistance urgently needed in southern North Kivu crisis

For years, the territories of Masisi, Walikale and Rutshuru, in the southern part of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, have been plagued with armed violence and banditry. In the past months, these armed clashes have intensified, further aggravating the dire humanitarian situation ...

Mediterranean Sea

We call on European leaders to urgently allow disembarkation of 104 survivors

SOS Méditerranée and MSF call on a broad coalition of European States to urgently facilitate the assignment of a port to the Ocean Viking and to finally put in place a predictable and coordinated disembarkation mechanism as discussed in Luxembourg earlier this month.


Northeast Syria: MSF forced to evacuate staff

Volatility in northeast Syria has forced Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to suspend most of our activities there and evacuate all international staff.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lack of WHO transparency: Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed

A lack of transparency by the World Health Organization on Ebola vaccine use in Democratic Republic of Congo is leading to fewer people being vaccinated than is possible, says MSF.
Ocean Viking MSF Mer Méditerrannée

Mediterranean Sea

Ocean Viking rescue survivors finally offered place of safety

After 14 days stranded at sea with 356 vulnerable men, women and children on board,MSF is relieved the Ocean Viking, operated in partnership with SOS MEDITERRANEE, has been offered a place of safety for disembarkation in Malta.
RD Congo. Épidémie de rougeole.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: A deadly outbreak is spreading like wildfire

The measles epidemic declared on 10 June is the deadliest that DRC has witnessed since 2011-2012. Between January and early August 2019, it infected over 145,000 people and caused 2,758 deaths.
Ocean Viking. Migration. Opérations de secours en mer.

Mediterranean Sea

Place of safety needed for 356 people rescued in Central Mediterranean

With 356 vulnerable men, women and children on board the Ocean Viking, MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE are calling for a place of safety that meets the requirements of international law.
Opérations de recherche et de sauvetage. Mer Méditerranée.

Mediterranean Sea

MSF resumes search and rescue amid deteriorating conditions in Libya

MSF announces the resumption of lifesaving search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean, and condemns the criminal inaction of European governments.