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Des patients dans l’hôpital MSF à Aden au Yémen. © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF

Yemen

Humanitarian crisis fuelled by main donor governments’ involvement in the war

Many of these donor governments are also involved in the war, which is both driving massive humanitarian needs and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
An Aquarius search and rescue mission on 1 November 2017. The team retrieved more than 500 people from three overloaded rubber boats in distress that day, but an unknown number remained missing, presumed drowned. © Maud Veith/SOS Méditerranée

Mediterranean Sea

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

Yemen

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.

Bangladesh

"Rohingyas are in survival mode"

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

Libya

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

Afghanistan

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."

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