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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

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.
Le camp de Kutupalong. Bangladesh. Juin 2019. © Dalila Mahdawi/MSF


No solutions in sight for the Rohingya

The largest episode of violence against the Rohingya took place in Myanmar in August 2017. Two years later, more than 912,000 Rohingya live in the same precarious shelters as when they arrived in Bangladesh in 2017.
Réfugiés. Vénézuela. Brésil.


The struggle of Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers in northern Brazil

Thousands of people who have fled crisis-ridden Venezuela are now living in precarious conditions and struggle to find proper medical care in the Brazilian state of Roraima.
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.


Children in displacement camps need immediate protection

Severine Courtiol Eguiluz, MSF advocacy manager in Nigeria, talks about the urgent needs of the displaced people and the challenges MSF faces in providing them with the necessary protection, especially children who have lived most of their lives in the protracted conflict.
Personnes déplacées. Nord-est du Nigéria.


Ten years and counting

It has been 10 years since an insurgency began in northeast Nigeria, with armed opposition groups fighting the Nigerian army. A decade on, the conflict is far from over and civilians are caught in the middle.
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.
Migration. Opérations de secours en mer. Aquarius.

Mediterranean Sea

Six reasons why MSF is rescuing refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean

MSF has returned to the Central Mediterranean because people are dying at sea.


MSF teams forced to leave Maïné Soroa after two years

Three months after a violent attack by unknown assailants on our office in Maïné Soroa, in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, MSF has been forced to stop providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people in the area.


Hospital in Aden overwhelmed by wounded in intense fighting

In less than 24 hours, MSF treated 119 people in its hospital and the wounded continue to pour in.