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Timely and Predictable European Arrangements for Disembarkation

Since January 2018, at least 2,500 women, children and men have drowned in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, EU leaders have allowed themselves to become complicit in the tragedy unfolding before their eyes.
Dr. Joanne Liu

"Migration is not a crime. Saving lives is not a crime"

MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.
Mercedes Tatay


Pledging conference – money alone is not enough

MSF’s International Medical Secretary, Mercedes Tatay, responds to the Yemen pledging conference in Geneva.

No cash, no care: the alarming step backwards on patient user fees

Blog by Dr Mit Philips, Health Policy Advisor, Analysis Department for Médecins Sans Frontières in Brussels.


"Rohingyas are in survival mode"

"It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis until you see it with your own eyes."


European governments are feeding Libya’s business of suffering

An open letter from MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu to European government leaders.

Suspension of U.S. Refugee Resettlement Endangers People Fleeing War Zones

President Donald J. Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement to the United States is an inhumane act against people fleeing war zones. We calling for a resumption of refugee resettlement.
Christopher Stokes


One year after Kunduz: Battlefields without doctors, in wars without limits

Today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is remembering one of the darkest moments in its history. On 3 October 2015, U.S. airstrikes killed 42 people and destroyed the MSF trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Dr. Joanne Liu

MSF International President to UN Security Council

"Attacking hospitals and medical workers is a non-negotiable red line."
Dr. Joanne Liu

Mediterranean Sea

"Europe, don't turn your back on Asylum"