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Mobile medical units sent into Ukraine by MSF to provide medical assistance to people trying to cross into Poland to escape the war in their country - Polish-Ukrainian border, 09 March 2022
Christina Psarra, coordinatrice MSF en Pologne © MSF/Oliver Barth
Christina Psarra

Ukraine

MSF mobile clinics arrive in Ukraine

MSF emergency teams have been deployed in all of Ukraine's neighbouring countries. This is the testimony of Christina Psarra, MSF coordinator in Poland, who explains the arrival of the mobile medical units in different regions of the war-torn country.
Rebecca Smith, responsable des activités médicales, avec un collègue MSF à l'hôpital Paharer Uddi, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rebecca Smith, responsable des activités médicales de l'hôpital Paharer Uddi de MSF - connu sous le nom d'"hôpital sur la colline" - à Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh.
Rebecca Smith

Bangladesh

Rebecca Smith, the testimony of one of the "MSF women on the lead"

Rebecca Smith is medical activity manager in Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) ‘Hospital on the Hill’ in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which provides healthcare to the Rohingya refugees living in the 23 refugee camps. She began working with MSF when she was a refugee herself, running from conflict in her native Liberia and seeking refuge in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
UKRAINE. Mariupol. 24 February 2022. A civilian house destroyed by a rocket.

Ukraine

MSF staff in Mariupol: "The humanitarian disaster continues"

In this audio testimony, MSF staff highlight the enormous difficulties that people in the besieged area of Mariupol face in obtaining health care and accessing medicines.
View of Odessa from a car driven by MSF staff. 7 March, 2022 © MSF

Ukraine

In Odessa, “everyone is preparing for the worst”

Carla Melki, emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has just returned from the port city of Odessa in southern Ukraine.
Lviv. 26 février Lviv. 26 February 2022. Children seen through the window of an evacuation train heading for the border with Poland, as thousands of people attempt to flee the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Ukraine

How MSF is trying to access the areas most affected by fighting

Bérengère Guais, deputy head of emergency programmes in Paris, explains in this itnerview the challenges and difficulties of the association's deployment in Ukraine.
After an inhibitant of the village Ndiovu has been diagnosed with Lassa fever, a WatSan team visits the village to disinfect the house of the patient

Nigeria

Lassa fever: not only a neglected disease, but neglected patients too

Temmy Sunyoto, member of the Luxembourg MSF research unit (LuxOR), reports on a mission she carried out in October 2021 in Abakaliki.
Hadiza Saidu, Jibia Community, Katsina State

Nigeria

“Lucky To Be Alive”: A documentary about the unprecedented nutritional crisis

“Lucky To Be Alive” is a documentary focusing on the nutritional crisis currently affecting northwest Nigeria. Filmed in Katsina State, it gives voice to Nigerian people struggling to survive against a backdrop of recurrent attacks by armed gangs – known as “bandits”, crop failures and an economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Une équipe chirurgicale soutenue par MSF à l'unité des grands brûlés d'Al-Shifa, dans la ville de Gaza, change le pansement d'un patient sous anesthésie. ©Tetiana Gaviuk/MSF

Palestine

Burn injuries, a chronic health problem in Gaza

Each year MSF clinics in Gaza treat 5,000 new burn victims, the vast majority of whom are children injured in domestic accidents. Unsafe housing conditions are one the main causes of these incidents. Almost 70 percent of Gaza’s population are refugees.
 Health promoter Juma provides instructions to people gathered at an MSF mobile clinic in the village of Nanili, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

Mozambique

4 years of conflict in Cabo Delgado: "The situation is extremely volatile"

Paulo Milanesio is a project coordinator for MSF in Mueda, a town in the north of the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, where hundreds of thousands of people have sought refuge from ongoing conflict.
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.

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