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Northeast Syria: MSF forced to evacuate staff

Volatility in northeast Syria has forced Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to suspend most of our activities there and evacuate all international staff.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lack of WHO transparency: Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed

A lack of transparency by the World Health Organization on Ebola vaccine use in Democratic Republic of Congo is leading to fewer people being vaccinated than is possible, says MSF.
Ocean Viking MSF Mer Méditerrannée

Mediterranean Sea

Ocean Viking rescue survivors finally offered place of safety

After 14 days stranded at sea with 356 vulnerable men, women and children on board,MSF is relieved the Ocean Viking, operated in partnership with SOS MEDITERRANEE, has been offered a place of safety for disembarkation in Malta.
RD Congo. Épidémie de rougeole.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: A deadly outbreak is spreading like wildfire

The measles epidemic declared on 10 June is the deadliest that DRC has witnessed since 2011-2012. Between January and early August 2019, it infected over 145,000 people and caused 2,758 deaths.
Ocean Viking. Migration. Opérations de secours en mer.

Mediterranean Sea

Place of safety needed for 356 people rescued in Central Mediterranean

With 356 vulnerable men, women and children on board the Ocean Viking, MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE are calling for a place of safety that meets the requirements of international law.
Opérations de recherche et de sauvetage. Mer Méditerranée.

Mediterranean Sea

MSF resumes search and rescue amid deteriorating conditions in Libya

MSF announces the resumption of lifesaving search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean, and condemns the criminal inaction of European governments.
MSF Haïti Manifestations


People’s healthcare in danger amidst worsening anger and despair

The streets of Haiti have spiralled even deeper into violence in recent weeks, jeopardising the ability of both MSF teams and the Haitian healthcare system to provide emergency medical care.


MSF scales up activities as cholera spreads in several governorates

Humanitarian assistance, and particularly water and sanitation activities, need to be increased to prevent cholera from spreading across the country.
Réfugiés migrants Libye MSF


Alarming contitions in a Tripoli detention center

MSF calls on Libyan authorities and the international community to urgently address the inhumane and dangerous conditions in Libyan detention centres.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Medical activities suspended after Ebola treatment centre attack

An MSF Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, North Kivu, was attacked on 27 February, just days after another treatment centre in nearby Katwa was partly burnt down.