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.
MSF calls again on J&J to withdraw patents on life-saving tuberculosis drugs
MSF also called for a commitment from J&J to not take any legal action against any generic manufacturer that exports generic versions of bedaquiline to or from TB high-burden countries where secondary patents on the drug exist. The corporation should make this announcement public by the UN TB Summit taking place in New York this September.
NGOs call on the European Commission regarding an Italian law
Five leading Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have submitted a complaint to the European Commission (EC) about Italian Law 15/2023 and the practice by Italian authorities of assigning ports distant from the area where the rescue took place, to disembark people from humanitarian search and rescue vessels.
Syria: The isolation of northwest must be prevented
MSF calls on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to renew the cross-border resolution (UNSCR 2672) for the delivery of humanitarian aid into northwest Syria. Ensuring increased, expanded, and sustainable humanitarian access through all possible means and crossing points is crucial.
Sudan: MSF responds to medical needs, prepares to scale up activities
Ongoing violence continues in many parts of Sudan. Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams on the ground report that hospitals are overwhelmed and thousands are fleeing to safer areas. Already we are seeing immense humanitarian and medical needs.
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.
Italy: MSF providing support to survivors of the Crotone shipwreck
A team from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is offering psychological support to the survivors of a shipwreck that killed at least 62 people, including 12 children, a few hundred meters from Steccato di Cutro, southern Italy, on 26 February. About 180 people, mostly from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, were travelling on a wooden fishing boat that had left Türkiye four to five days earlier.
Pakistan: flood emergency is far from over
Catastrophic flooding began in June, and the situation remains an emergency, with critical humanitarian needs. The current response is inadequate. The basic needs of people living in the worst flood affected areas such as access to essential food assistance, healthcare and safe drinking water, remain unmet.