Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
Repeated pushbacks at Lithuanian border
There have been numerous instances of Lithuanian authorities forcibly returning migrants and refugees to Belarus, resulting in the breach of their rights. The Lithuanian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) publicly claim to have carried out thousands of pushbacks at the border since the start of the year.
Lithuania : discriminatory and cruel migration practices
MSF denounces the prolonged detention and systemic discrimination in Lithuania, and is calling for the immediate implementation of humane alternatives that equitably meet the needs of vulnerable and traumatised people.
Treating invisible wounds in the aftermath of conflict in South Sudan
The wounds caused by violence are not only physical and in the context of conflicts, psychological care is just as essential. Following the violent inter-ethnic conflict which caused the displacement of 80,000 people, MSF decided to provide mental health care to the population of Tambura, in South Sudan.
5 years on: 5 Rohingya people talk
MSF spoke with five Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to understand how they see their lives five years since being forcibly displaced from Myanmar. Representing the ages five, 15, 25, 45 and 65, together they span three generations of Rohingya living in the camps. They are all current or former patients of MSF.
Alarming levels of violence at the Hungary-Serbia border
Testimonies from patients and corroborating medical data from the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) indicate an alarming and repeated use of violence, allegedly committed by Hungarian authorities, against people crossing the border between Serbia and Hungary. Beatings with belts and batons, kicking, punching, various forms of humiliation, use of pepper spray and teargas are all reported to be common deterrence practices, prior to pushbacks and denial of assistance.
Patients with psychiatric and neurological conditions evacuated
Over 200 patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions have been evacuated from an overcrowded hospital in Kharkiv city, eastern Ukraine, to facilities in Kyiv on the MSF medical train. Before their evacuation, patients had faced extremely challenging conditions, with some having to sleep on the floor, with insufficient access to quality of care and hygiene.
"Returning to Haiti means death"
Haitian migrants risking their lives to flee conflict face still more dangers on the journey through Latin America.
Greece: MSF teams provide emergency medical aid and support to more than 570 peo
More than 570 people, including 24 pregnant women, have received emergency medical and psychological first aid on 42 occasions over the past year by MSF after arriving in small boats on the Greek island of Samos.
Haiti: Dozens of people hit by stray bullets
Since last weekend, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders is seeing a significant increase in the number patients wounded by stray bullets in its medical facilities in the capital. Since the start of violent clashes between armed groups in the peripheral neighbourhoods, MSF’s Emergency Center in Turgeau has seen almost 80 people with gunshot wounds, most of them by stray bullets.
Nigeria: Katsina,the hungry State
Nigerian photographer George Osodi has been to Katsina State to document the ever-deepening food crisis in northwest Nigeria. Osodi’s photos offer a rare glimpse into a remote region where Médecins Sans Frontières teams continue to treat thousands of children suffering from malnutrition.