Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
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.
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.
MSF steps up in responding to urgent medical needs
In response to the 7.2 earthquake struck the southern region of Haiti on August 14th causing heavy rainfall, up to 25 centimetres and flooding on August 17th, MSF Luxembourg has opened an emergency fund.
MSF's medical activity continues with a sharp increase in the number of patients
Since the end of the fighting in Afghanistan, MSF's activities are continuing in all its five project locations: Herat, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz and Lashkar Gah.
Initial evaluations and first interventions after the earthquake
Saturday, August 14, at 8:30 am local time, the earth trembled in the southern peninsula of Haiti. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage to buildings, houses and main access roads in the three provinces of Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud. The provisional death toll is estimated at more than 1,300 with more than 5,700 people injured, according to Haitian authorities.
One year after the Beirut blast, the situation in Lebanon has got much worse
One year after the devastating explosion which rocked Beirut in 2020, people are in increasing need of humanitarian aid. Half of Lebanon’s population live in extreme poverty, with many barely able to afford food or medicine. Fawziyya Al-Sahili is one of them.
MSF ambulances become an essential lifeline in a region beset by violence
According to the United Nations, close to one in five healthcare facilities is no longer functioningnwhile over 700,000 people have been displaced. These two statistics combine to create a difficult reality for people in need of essential medical care.
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.
MSF steps up response to an unprecedented drought and extreme nutrition crisis
People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis after years of back-to-back droughts. The prospects for the harvest are extremely poor – according to FEWS NET, food production is expected to fall up to 70% below the last five-year average.
An MSF record of the consequences of violence since independence
On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war.