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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Des hommes, des femmes et des enfants nouvellement arrivés de Renk transportent leurs bagages vers les abris temporaires du camp de transit de Bulukat, dans l'État du Haut-Soudan, au Soudan du Sud.  Août 2023 © Gale Julius Dada/MSF

South Sudan

Thousands of returnees from Sudan are arriving in alarming health conditions

MSF calls humanitarian organisations to urgently scale up their response to ease the difficulties faced by people fleeing the conflict from Sudan to Upper Nile state in South Sudan.
Jeunes gens jouant dans les camps. Six ans après l'exode du Myanmar, beaucoup d'enfants ont grandi en ne connaissant que la vie dans les camps et n'ont que peu d'opportunités. © Victor Caringal/ MSF


Medical needs increasing for Rohingya in Bangladesh as funding stagnates

Six years after an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, medical needs in the world's largest refugee camp remain pressing and care increasingly inadequate. MSF has reached capacity in several areas and obliged to set stricter admission criteria to cope with the overwhelming medical needs of patients coming to our facilities.
Lits sans matelas à l'intérieur de l'hôpital secondaire de Bakouma, préfecture de Mbomou, mars 2023. ©Julien Dewarichet

Central African Republic

A Forgotten Health Emergency

In the shadow of conflict, the Central African Republic is grappling with a decades-long health crisis. Here, in a country of 5.5 million people, access to healthcare is all but impossible and life expectancy is little more than 54 years. For years, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) repeated calls for more action from governments and humanitarian actors. Yet, the situation worsens, and our teams and the communities we serve are left wondering: Where is everyone?

Meet our Face to Face team

As well as raising awareness of Médecins Sans Frontières' work in the field directly with passers-by in Luxembourg's shopping centres or through door-to-door campaigns, the aim of the teams of recruiters is to obtain financial support from new donors.
An MSF nurse helps 2-year-old Nyakuiy take liquid milk as her mother Nyakiire Nen breastfeeds her second child. Nyakuiy is under treatment at the measles isolation ward at the MSF hospital in Bentiu IDP camp in Unity state. © Nasir Ghafoor/MSF

South Sudan

Measles in South Sudan: People Escaping Conflict in Sudan Face New Health Crisis

MSF teams are recording a concerning rise in measles and malnutrition cases in the organization’s facilities in South Sudan, particularly amongst returnees fleeing conflict from Sudan and host communities. MSF medical facilities in Upper Nile, Unity, Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states are receiving patients, especially children below five years old, suffering from measles and other critical conditions.
Des réfugiés soudanais tentent de collecter de l'eau dans l'oued près du camp d'Ourang, car la distribution d'eau dans les camps est rare. Août 2023 © MSF


MSF calls for urgent international help for Sudanese refugees in Chad

As people continue to flee the conflict in Sudan, more than 358,000 refugees have arrived at the border town Adré, in eastern Chad. MSF is calling on the international community and humanitarian organisations to urgently address essential needs for people seeking safety from the conflict, to avoid a catastrophic situation.
Patients et parents de patients entrant dans l'un des services MSF de l'hôpital de district de Magaria, qui est soutenu par MSF en pédiatrie et en malnutrition. Septembre 2022


Niger coup: all MSF's medical and humanitarian activity continues

Since the military coup in Niger on 26 July, the medical and humanitarian activities of MSF have continued in the country in order to maintain its activities in health centres and to provide humanitarian assistance when needed.
Informal camp along the Roya, in Ventimiglia, Italy, where people in transit find refuge before crossing the border. An MSF mobile clinic has been providing them with medical assistance since January 2023. © MSF/Candida Lobes


People on the move face violence and pushbacks at Italian-French border

In a new report, MSF documents the conditions reported by hundreds of people transiting in the city of Ventimiglia, in North-West Italy, and attempting to cross the border towards European countries.
Group mental health session for the residents of the village of Zelenyi Hai, Mykolaiv region, Ukraine. May 2023


Safeguarding the mind: protecting mental well-being amidst the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has created a huge need for psychological support ranging from psychological first aid to comprehensive psychological care. People have experienced fear, trauma and isolation and are showing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.
Kherson hospital after the bombing on 4 August 2023 © Andrii Dobravskyi


Kherson hospital shelled twice in 72 hours

The hospital that was shelled on 1 August 2023 in Kherson region, killing one doctor and wounding five medical staff, resulting in the death of a doctor and the wounding of five medical staff, is again under artillery fire.