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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Début 2018, les combats opposant les troupes d'Ansar Allah et les forces soutenues par la coalition menée par l'Arabie saoudite et les Émirats arabes unis se sont intensifiés le long de la ligne de front entre Taïz et Hodeidah


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.
Un garçon est soigné à l'extérieur de l'hôpital général des Cayes


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.
Wais Mohammad, anesthésiste MSF, effectue un contrôle sur Esa avant une intervention chirurgicale à Lashkar Gah


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.
People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel


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.
Un immeuble résidentiel endommagé à Beyrouth.


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.
Ako Stephanie est assise avec ses deux enfants après avoir été amenée à l'hôpital du district de Mamfe par l'ambulance de MSF.


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.
Clinique mobile de MSF
Ricardo Fernandez
Ricardo Fernández


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.
74 000 enfants de la région sud de Madagascar souffrent de malnutrition aiguë.


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.
Displaced people in the camps within the UN compound in Malaka

South Sudan

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.