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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Liban. Beyrouth. Explosions.


MSF responds after massive explosion in Beirut

On August 4 2020, a powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed more than 135 people, with estimates of more than 5,000 injured and many still missing.


MSF provides support to Beirut's most affected communties

A week after the devastating blast that took place in Beirut, Lebanon on 4th August 2020, MSF is carrying out an emergency response to provide medical support to the people most impacted by the explosion.
Liban. Beyrouth. Explosions.


Beirut: MSF teams support health services in the aftermath of the disaster

On August 4, 2020, a massive blast ripped through the port warehouses near central Beirut, Lebanon, after highly explosive material that was being stored there ignited. More than a hundred people were killed and nearly 5,000 were injured.

Covid-19 in Brazil: “We are concerned about the South”

Dr Jo Robays, coordinator of LuxOR, has just returned from a one-month mission with Médecins Sans Frontières to Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic. It has already killed more than 75 000 people there.
Opérations de recherche et sauvetage. Mer Méditerranée. Sea-Watch 4.

Mediterranean Sea

MSF and Sea-Watch announce collaboration to save lives at sea

MSF is to join Sea-Watch on board the Sea-Watch 4, a new ship bound for lifesaving operations in the Central Mediterranean Sea.
Liban. Beyrouth. Explosions.


MSF reaches out after massive explosion in Beirut

Immediately after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon, yesterday, some MSF staff who were already working in the city went to health facilities to see how they could assist medics responding to the emergency.

Native American communities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic

Navajo Nation and the Pueblos people have been especially hard hit by COVID-19. After two months of working with these populations MSF has handed over its infection prevention and control training activities to a local group that works with the Navajo Nation.
Venezuela. MSF. Vulnérables.


Essential care for vulnerable communities in Anzoátegui State

Verónica is only 15-years-old but she has already been through much in her young life. Her mother died when Verónica was little, and she now lives in precarious conditions with her grandmother and her son, in a community near El Vidoño village.
Libya, migrants, MSF, detention centre


“They were shot and killed as they fled arbitrary detention”

Three people were shot dead and two were severely injured at the disembarkation site in Khoms on Tuesday night, 28 July, after being returned to Libya, the country they were trying to flee.
Grèce. Lesbos. Covid-19.


MSF forced to close COVID-19 centre on Lesbos

A COVID-19 isolation centre set up on the island of Lesbos, Greece, by MSF has been forced to close, after local authorities imposed fines with potential criminal charges, related to urban planning regulations.