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Hassan, 13 years old, and Ali, 7 years old, are happy to be on the Geo Barents after spending more than 13 hours in a wooden boat adrift in the Libyan SAR zone, before being rescued by MSF SAR teams on November 16, 2021

Mediterranean Sea

The father who faced the sea so his sons might go to school

A firsthand account from on board the MSF search and rescue vessel Geo Barents Candida Lobes, MSF communications manager onboard.
Des mères nourrissant leur enfant dans les chambres du centre d'alimentation thérapeutique pour patients hospitalisés de MSF à l'hôpital régional de Herat.

Afghanistan

Malnutrition soars in Herat as Afghanistan healthcare is at breaking point

The Afghan healthcare system has been fragile and plagued by major gaps for years now, and the suspension of international aid as a result of the recent political developments has further deteriorated the situation. In Herat, Médecins Sans Frontières is witnessing a worrying increase in malnutrition, says Mamman Mustapha, former Project Coordinator for in the province.
Alice Authier, coordinatrice de terrain du projet oncologique de MSF, prononçant un discours lors de la cérémonie d'ouverture de la campagne Octobre rose

Mali

Pink October: what are the challenges of treating cancer in Mali?

Alice Authier, MSF’s oncology project coordinator in Mali, spells out the challenges of screening and treating cancer in the country. In 2018, MSF’s teams joined forces with Mali’s Ministry of Health to assist patients suffering from breast and cervical cancer.
Debra Donckel-Sances témoigne pour MSF Luxembourg à son retour d'Haïti
Debra Donckel-Sances
Debra Donckel-Sances

Haiti

“After the earthquake, the situation was like nothing I had seen before”

On 14 August, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti. MSF has been present on the island for 30 years and was quickly deployed to care for the victims. Debra Donckel-Sances, Account Manager at MSF Luxembourg, did a detachment to Haiti for four weeks in the aftermath of the quake. In this interview, she explains the harsh living conditions in which the Haitian people and MSF staff are adjusting to the new normal.
First medical assessment and triage to a family of survivors of the first rescue on the 22nd of October, 2021;

Mediterranean Sea

Search and rescue: “They describe Libya as hell”

Many of the unaccompanied minors rescued by MSF search and rescue vessel Geo Barents from the Mediterranean escaped torture and exploitation.
Emergency room of the MSF Kunduz Emergency Trauma Unit, a medic examines the x-ray of a patient who has suffered a complicated fracture of their upper and lower leg due to a bomb blast. July 2021

Afghanistan

Medical care in Kunduz: Making it work

Fighting in the city of Kunduz in north-eastern Afghanistan ended on 8 August. The local community still requires trauma care. A medic in MSF’s Kunduz team describes their experience during the fighting and the work that is going on today.
Staff members at the entrance to our new 32-bed COVID-19 treatment centre in Herat, where we focus on the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 in need of oxygen therapy. Afghanistan, June, 2020

Afghanistan

“Treating patients is our responsibility. There’s a lot of work on our shoulders

An Afghan MSF medic working in the city describes how we kept services running after the end of the fighting and the new challenges that they and other health services in the area are facing today.
Une équipe médicale de l'hôpital de Tabarre s'occupe d'un patient, blessé lors du tremblement de terre.

Haiti

Haiti earthquake: challenges mount for the injured

Survivors like Widnika are just beginning the long process of recovery from the physical and psychological trauma they have suffered.
Salle d'opération de l'unité de traumatologie d'urgence de MSF à Kunduz, les équipes chirurgicales de MSF réalisent une opération sur un patient blessé par les combats à Kunduz. Août 2021.

Afghanistan

Amid uncertainty, hospitals are still full in Afghanistan

After the rapid transfer of power in Afghanistan there has been a big shift in the health context. MSF continues to run medical activities in five provinces.
Début 2018, les combats opposant les troupes d'Ansar Allah et les forces soutenues par la coalition menée par l'Arabie saoudite et les Émirats arabes unis se sont intensifiés le long de la ligne de front entre Taïz et Hodeidah

Yemen

Seeking healthcare in a city split by a frontline

Taiz, Yemen's third most populous city, has been the scene of a fierce civil war since the country's conflict began in 2015. Rocket fire and constant clashes have damaged the economy and health system to the detriment of the population, who are trapped on both sides of the front line.

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