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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

At Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes, MSF staff are providing physiotherapy to patients injured in the earthquake, helping them regain strength and mobility.

Haiti

Two months after the earthquake, health needs remain high

Two months since a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southern Haiti, medical needs remain high in the affected areas. While many people injured in the earthquake continue their treatment and rehabilitation, other medical needs have increased in the earthquake-affected areas due to the destruction of homes, health facilities and other infrastructure.

MSF report highlights the consequences of counter-terrorism on frontline staff

MSF releases this week the report “Adding salt to the wound”, painting a bleak picture of the reality of trying to provide impartial medical care twenty years after the start of the so called ‘global War on Terror’ in the wake of 9/11. The findings of the research, which was supported by the Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR), offer a unique insight into the reality of working in counter-terrorism environments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria.
Abdul Harma, head nurse at the hospital specialising in COVID-19 in Hassakeh, in northeast Syria, treats Mr. Ali with breathing exercises

Syria

Northern Syria: Health system overwhelmed in most severe COVID-19 outbreak yet

Northern Syria is experiencing its most severe recorded wave of COVID-19 yet, with needs fast outpacing limited oxygen supplies and health facilities running out of testing kits. In the northwest the health system is already unable to cope, while in the northeast the virus is spreading at a worrying pace,MSF said today.

MSF International President's coming to Luxembourg becomes top news story

Dr Christos Christou, MSF International President, was in Luxembourg from October 4th to 8th. During his stay, more than 30 news pieces have been released about the visit.

MSF advocates for global access to vaccines to Minister Fayot

On 7 October, Luxembourg's Minister of Economy, Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Franz Fayot, had a very constructive exchange with the International President of MSF, Dr Christos Christou. The unequal access to COVID-19 and other vaccines, the situation in the Sahel, Afghanistan, climate change and the importance of upholding humanitarian principles were among the issues discussed.

MSF meeting with Jean Asselborn on migration

The Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, met with MSF on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The meeting, which was evaluated positively and constructively, further stimulated the cooperation with the Luxembourg state, which remains attentive to MSF's position on issues such as the situation in Afghanistan, Libya, the Mediterranean and the hotspots on the Greek islands.
événements à l'occasion des 50 ans de MSF. Le président international de MSF, Christos Christou à Luxembourg. Vernissage exposition Magnum photo Regard Témoin

Photo exhibition “Regards témoins MSF et Magnum” arrives to Luxembourg

On October 7 2021, more than 150 Médecins Sans Frontières’ supporters gathered at the opening of the the Magnum Photo Agency exhibition “Regards témoins – MSF et Magnum, 50 ans de terrain”, organised in partnership with the Meliá Luxembourg Hotel.
événements à l'occasion des 50 ans de MSF. Le président international de MSF, Christos Christou à Luxembourg. Interview Paperjam Delano Club with Jim Kent, hosted by Bank Degroof Petercam

Jim Kent in Conversation with Dr Christou: “Keep defending humanity together”

On October 6 2021, around 100 representatives of the Luxembourgish business community and MSF supporters attended the exclusive Paperjam + Delano Club event “In Conversation with Dr Christos Christou” by Jim Kent, one of the best-known voices and faces in the country's international community.
événements à l'occasion des 50 ans de MSF. Le président international de MSF, Christos Christou à Luxembourg

Around 100 supporters marked 50 years of MSF in the CHL

On October 5, healthcare professionals, private donors, local charities, companies, members, staff and other stakeholders gathered at the amphitheatre of the CHL to attend the conference given by MSF International Président Dr Christos Christou during his visit to Luxembourg.
 Floodings in Haat and Old Fangak MSF mobile team in a 5h trip from Fangak County to Ayod County to provide basic medical care for displaced persons fleeing from flooded areas

South Sudan

Flooding puts lives in jeopardy in South Sudan

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in South Sudan this year, affecting more than 400,000 people so far, according to United Nations estimates, while the rainy season continues.

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