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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Sélection de médicaments utilisés par MSF selon les directives de l'organisation. Kaboul, Afghanistan. 2014.

Antimicrobial resistance: One of this century’s major public health challenges

The Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR) is currently working to tackle the lack of quality data in how resistant organisms are in several MSF projects in the Middle East, where several countries are torn by wars, crises, armed conflicts, adding strain to the healthcare sector.
Pour se rendre à Bajo Chiquito depuis la ville la plus proche, Metetí, il faut remonter la rivière Tuquesa en canoë. Les équipes de MSF utilisent également des canoës pour transporter des fournitures médicales et logistiques.

Panama

Violence continues to stalk migrants crossing the Darién gap

MSF have now provided 30,000 medical consultations to the people in transit between Colombia and Panama.
Après un appel de détresse de Alarm Phone, 99 survivants ont été secourus par le Geo Barents à environ 30 miles des côtes libyennes. Au fond du bateau en bois surpeuplé, 10 personnes sont retrouvées mortes

Mediterranean Sea

10 more lives lost on the world’s deadliest migration route

MSF search-and-rescue teams found 10 people dead on November 16 on a wooden boat in the Central Mediterranean after 186 others were rescued within 24 hours.
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.
L'ajout rapide de personnel inexpérimenté dans une situation d'urgence peut entraîner des difficultés, dont MSF a été le témoin direct dans l'hôpital de campagne de l'hôpital tertiaire de Ngwelezana, en Afrique du Sud

Moderna earns over €10 billion from COVID-19 vaccine, but don't share its recipe

MSF demande au président américain Biden d'utiliser toute la force du gouvernement pour contraindre Moderna Pharmaceuticals à collaborer avec le centre de transfert de technologie des vaccins à ARNm de l'OMS en Afrique du Sud. Elle doit partager son expertise et contribuer aux efforts mondiaux de vaccination.
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.
MSF teams treating the different water points in the village of Ara in the commune of Bandé in the department of Magaria in south of Niger

The climate crisis is a health and humanitarian crisis

MSF has long responded to some of the world’s worst medical and humanitarian crises. Many of the areas in which we work are in the most climate-vulnerable settings in the world, and our teams provide care for people experiencing the health impacts of the climate emergency first-hand. It is very clear that this crisis hits people in the most vulnerable situations the hardest.
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.
Chaque matin, les résidents du camp se précipitent pour remplir leurs seaux d'eau. L'accès à l'eau est un problème majeur pour les personnes déplacées. Ngala, Nigeria, 2016

COP26: MSF warns of humanitarian impacts of climate change

MSF, official observer in the upcoming COP26, alerts on the consequences and magnified impacts that rapid environmental change has on extremely vulnerable people in multiple countries where MSF works.

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