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.
MSF calls for investigation into murders of its members and suspends its activit
Following the brutal murder of three of its staff in the Ethiopian region of Tigray on 24 June, MSF calls for an immediate investigation into the killings and suspends its activities in incentral and eastern Tigray. MSF teams in other areas will continue to cautiously assist people in urgent need.
MSF determined to return to sea after Geo Barents detained in Italy
Hundreds of lives are being lost in the central Mediterranean while humanitarian NGO vessels are detained. MSF calls upon the Italian authorities to swiftly facilitate the release of its search and rescue ship, to enable its return to sea as soon as possible.
MSF mourns three colleagues brutally murdered in Ethiopia
Staff at MSF are today in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who were working in Tigray region, Ethiopia.
Thousands seek healthcare as MSF denied providing services in Cameroon
While thousands of people struggle to access vital healthcare in the restive North-West region of Cameroon, MSF calls on the government to immediately lift this suspension and prioritize the medical needs of the population.
Humanitarian aid: potential closure of crossings
MSF calls on the United Nations Security Council to renew the cross-border resolution (UNSCR 2533) expiring on July 10, 2021 for the provision of humanitarian aid into northwest Syria.
Failed Covid-19 response drives Brazil to humanitarian catastrophe
More than 12 months into Brazil’s Covid-19 emergency, there is still no effective, centralised and coordinated public health response to the outbreak.
Health facilities targeted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
Health facilities across Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been looted, vandalised and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare, according to teams from MSF.
MSF denounces unsafe environment in Al-Hol camp in wake of staff killing
In the wake of the killing of one of its staff members and the injury of three others in Al-Hol camp for displaced people in northeast Syria, MSF expresses its shock and sadness at the incidents and its profound concerns about the insecurity facing camp residents, two-thirds of whom are children.
Humanitarian aid: a right for all
It is the international humanitarian law respect that guarantees the safety of teams on the ground, very often in unstable and dangerous areas.