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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news


Repeated pushbacks at Lithuanian border

There have been numerous instances of Lithuanian authorities forcibly returning migrants and refugees to Belarus, resulting in the breach of their rights. The Lithuanian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) publicly claim to have carried out thousands of pushbacks at the border since the start of the year.
Mothers and grandmothers sit with their children outside the newly refurbished maternity and paediatric ward of Tambura hospital.

South Sudan

Treating invisible wounds in the aftermath of conflict in South Sudan

The wounds caused by violence are not only physical and in the context of conflicts, psychological care is just as essential. Following the violent inter-ethnic conflict which caused the displacement of 80,000 people, MSF decided to provide mental health care to the population of Tambura, in South Sudan.
Mohamed Hussein, 65 years old Rohingya, talking tou kids


5 years on: 5 Rohingya people talk

MSF spoke with five Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to understand how they see their lives five years since being forcibly displaced from Myanmar. Representing the ages five, 15, 25, 45 and 65, together they span three generations of Rohingya living in the camps. They are all current or former patients of MSF.
On 27 August 2023, the 168 people disembarked in Brindisi following the rescue operation carried out during rotation 37. August 2023 © MSF/Stefan Pejovic


Warnings of a predictable failure on Lampedusa were ignored

Images from Lampedusa showing hundreds of people left for hours in the sun before receiving assistance, and severe overcrowding at the island’s ‘hotspot,’ are evidence of a predictable failure, MSF has said.
An MSF logistics coordinator supervises the cargo of medical supplies to be sent to Derna, Libya. 13 September 2023 © MSF


Flooding in Libya: An emergency team is being deployed to Derna

An MSF team has arrived the evening of 13 September from Misrata to Tobruk, east Libya and is due to reach Derna today by the road, in spite of challenging conditions as Derna has been split in two parts, east and west, by the floodings.
Cette semaine, une équipe MSF s'est rendue dans la province marocaine de Chichaoua, pour évaluer les besoins des personnes vivant dans les villages isolés touchés par le fort séisme qui a frappé le pays le 8 septembre 2023 © MSF


Morocco: MSF's eye-witness account of earthquake's impact

This week, an MSF team travelled to Morocco's Chichaoua Province, located in Marrakesh-Safi, to evaluate the needs of the people living in the isolated villages affected by the strong earthquake that struck the country on the night of Friday to Saturday 8 to 9 September 2023.
The MSF supported Bashair hospital in south Khartoum received over 60 wounded patients and 43 deaths after an explosion in a market on 10 September 2023 © MSF


Khartoum’s deadliest weekend since the conflict began- MSF treat over 100 people

Last weekend, MSF teams treated over 100 people wounded in two separate locations of Khartoum following deadly attacks. At least 49 people were killed in the strikes. This was the deadliest weekend witnessed by MSF teams in Khartoum since the beginning of the conflict, five months ago.
FRENCH IT participants and faculty in Kinshasa


En juin, les équipes de MSF aident trois cliniques gérées par le ministère de la Santé à fournir des soins de santé primaires dans les camps de réfugiés d'Um Sangour et d'Al Alagaya, ainsi qu'à Khor Ajwal © Ahmad Mahmoud/ MSF


Fleeing conflict, hundreds of thousands face hardship in overcrowded camps

More than 140,000 people, have newly arrived in White Nile state since conflict broke out in Sudan and are now facing huge unmet needs for food, shelter, healthcare and water and sanitation in 10 camps that host around 387,000 people, according to the local authorities.
MSF clinic in Kein Nyin Pyin Pauktaw camp, Rakhine State, more than a month after Cyclone Mocha.© MSF


Cyclone Mocha: aid efforts severely hampered by new restrictions

Cyclone Mocha hit the coast of Myanmar on 14 May 2023, claiming hundreds of lives and destroying thousands of homes and infrastructure. Two months after the disaster, while humanitarian needs remain acute, the Myanmar authorities are still restricting the deployment of MSF activities in support of the affected populations.