Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
Yemen: humanitarian needs form a perfect storm.
Since the onset of war in Yemen approximately eight years ago, tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured, and more than four million have been displaced. MSF international president Dr. Christos Christou recounts what he saw during a recent visit to Yemen
South Sudan: Seeking care sometimes involves great stakes
Since February 2023, thousands of people have been displaced by outbreaks of violence in the Abyei Special Administrative Region. Maarten Bullens was in the project in August 2022 to help the teams scale up assistance to people who have taken refuge in informal camps or with local communities in Abyei town.
MSF supports 183 wounded in north darfur
Since Saturday 15 April, intense fighting has been taking place between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan. Many people, including healthcare workers, are currently trapped. Where we are able to provide medical care, the situation is dire: Over the past 48 hours, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the international humanitarian medical organisation, has received a total of 183 wounded patients at the hospital it supports in El Fasher, North Darfur – 25 have died from their injuries.
Occupied Palestinian territories: Israel’s coercive measures undermine people’s
Living in constant fear of eviction, seeing their homes demolished and having their movements restricted are some of the challenges faced by Palestinians in and around Masafer Yatta, in the southern West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In its new report The unbearable life: the health impacts of the Israeli measures to forcibly evict the residents of Masafer Yatta, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sheds light on the extraordinary pressure applied by Israeli authorities to push local communities to leave the area and the impact of this on people’s physical and mental health.
Tuberculosis : clinical trial advancing treatment reaches critical milestone
This World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the endTB-Q clinical trial marks a critical milestone as the final patient enrolls in the study. This first-of-its-kind clinical trial seeks to radically improve treatment for a strain of TB that is resistant to the most important standard medications, known as pre-extensively resistant (pre-XDR) TB.
Between enemy lines: the destruction of healthcare in Ukraine
To date, MSF teams have only been allowed entry into regions controlled by Ukrainian forces, which means they have witnessed the destruction caused by the war in Ukrainian-held territory only. Despite MSF's efforts to obtain permission to access regions under Russian occupation, this access has not been granted; MSF has therefore been unable to observe the situation in areas under Russian military control.
A look back at the Mapathon at the Belval Campus
The fifth edition of the national Mapathon organized by the Belgian National Geography Committee, in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières and the OpenStreetMap humanitarian team, took place on the evening of Wednesday March 22nd.
Surviving among the rubble: Syria and Türkiye one month on
After the initial earthquakes that struck south Türkiye and northwest Syria, the region has registered hundreds of aftershocks, adding to the death toll, material damage and trauma of the survivors.
Overcoming taboos for women’s positive sexual health
Good sexual and reproductive health is important for quality of life for all people, yet there are myriad challenges to ensuring this for cis-gender and transgender women and girls around the world.
Haiti: MSF activities under threat after series of security incidents
Recent incidents involving Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams and activities in Port-au-Prince, as well as serious threats circulating on social networks, are jeopardizing the safety of MSF staff and patients treated in its facilities, and its ability to provide care in Haiti.