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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Syria

Dozens of casualties treated following an airstrike in Idlib

On the morning of Monday 26th October, an airstrike hit an area in the north of Idlib governorate (Syria). Local media outlets have reported more than 75 deaths and another 135 casualties so far.

South Sudan

Severe flooding worsens in many areas, raising health risks

Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swath of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter. Many areas have been flooded since July, while river levels are continuing to rise, worsening the crisis.

Cameroon

MSF Responds to school shooting in Kumba, South-West Cameroon

Following this morning’s school shooting in Kumba, South-West Cameroon, Doctors Without Borders launched a mass casualty plan, responding with our ambulance service and surgical care in the Presbyterian General Hospital (PGH), Kumba.
Soudan. Accès aux soins.

Sudan

Healthcare on donkeys

Nasteh Shukri Mahamud, is a nurse and MSF medical team leader in Rokero, Central Darfur. He describes what it's like providing healthcare in this isolated and volatile region.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Intercommunal violence in Ituri : “Help my community at all costs”

“Djapan” * is 30 years old and works as a community health educator for MSF at the displaced persons’ site of the Drodro parish, in the Ituri province. Here is his testimony.
MSF, Burkina Faso, santé mentale

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: The invisible scars of violence

The world´s fastest-growing humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Burkina Faso. Over the past two years, escalating violence by armed groups in the north and east of the country has forced more than one million people to flee their homes.
MSF, Kenya, santé mentale, réfugiés

Kenya

COVID-19 further fuels mental health crisis in Dadaab

A mental health crisis is growing in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex, where hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been stuck for decades now.
MSF, Covid-19, France, Agnes Varraine-Leca

France

COVID-19 : a correlation between precariousness and over-contamination

Extremely high rates of COVID-19 infection have been found amongst people living in overcrowded and poor conditions in and around the French capital, according to a seroprevalence survey conducted by MSF, Epicentre and the Institut Pasteur between 23 June and 2 July at 14 sites in the Ile-de-France region where MSF teams were providing medical assistance.
MSF, santé mentale, Libéria, Armelle Loiseau

Liberia

Mental health and epilepsy patients more vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for mental health and epilepsy patients in Liberia, leading to greater social isolation and disrupting treatment in some cases.
Beyrouth, MSF, explosion, Mohamad Cheblak, santé mentale

Lebanon

Mental health needs soar in wake of Beirut blast

People’s need for mental health support has increased significantly in the two months since a massive explosion hit the city of Beirut.

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