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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.

Haiti

After the earthquake, a surgical team works nonstop

Dr Xavier Kernizan is an orthopedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since the August 14 earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie, where 54 injuries were treated, 36 of which were operated on in one week.
Clinique mobile de MSF
Ricardo Fernandez
Ricardo Fernández

Madagascar

Nutritional emergency: Digging for food

Ricardo Fernández, MSF's head of mission, is currently in the south of Madagascar, in the Anôsy region, where our teams are facing a major food crisis.
Sergey and Natasha, survivors of drug-resistant tuberculosis, at their home in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. © Nitin George/MSF

Ukraine

Love and other cures in Ukraine

Little did Sergey realise that a trip to the refrigerator would herald a memorable day.
Un point d'eau dans la ville de Gorom Gorom, dans la région du Sahel au Burkina Faso.©Noelie Sawadogo/MSF

Burkina Faso

Conflict in Burkina Faso: “Many people are afraid to sleep at night”

Following the attack on Solhan village in early June – the deadliest in the country’s recent history – MSF head of mission Dr Youssouf Dembélé describes the impact of the continuous violence on people caught up in one of the world’s fastest growing humanitarian crises in recent years.
Distribution d'eau à Sake, Nord-Kivu, en RDC suite à l'éruption du volcan Nyiragongo. ©Moses Sawasawa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Further assistance urgently needed for people following DRC volcano eruption

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left displaced, and over half a million in the city of Goma have been left without access to clean drinking water, following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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