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Strong words and action needed to protect women’s lives during this pandemic

By Avril Benoît, MSF-USA executive director.

Unregulated market for personal protective equipment puts lives at risk

Regulation to ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) is distributed in an equitable and transparent manner during the COVID-19 pandemic must be put in place, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urged.
Vaccins. Prix. Covid-19.

Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all

MSF has urged world leaders to demand pharmaceutical companies to sell any COVID-19 vaccines they develop at cost price.

From Ebola to COVID-19: West Africa must learn from the past

Dr Dorian Job, MSF West Africa Programme Manager in Dakar, Senegal, provides an update on the situation in Africa and our priorities.
Jonathan Whittall

Vulnerable communities are bracing for impact of COVID-19

How are you supposed to wash your hands regularly if you have no running water or soap? How can you implement ‘social distancing’ if you live in a slum or a refugee camp? How are you supposed to stop crossing borders if you are fleeing from war?
Dr Christos Christou

COVID-19: A message from MSF International President Dr Christos Christou

Dr Christou sent a letter of solidarity on 19 March to MSF teams and colleagues around the world about the impact of COVID-19 on our emergency humanitarian medical work and how MSF is currently responding to this crisis.

Greece, Turkey

Explained: The nightmare facing refugees at Greece's borders

MSF teams are on the Greek islands providing life-saving aid but urgent action is needed to end the suffering of thousands affected by Europe's push-back policies.

Greece

European states must address the real emergency for people seeking asylum

Stefano Argenziano, MSF operations coordinator for Greece, gave the following statement calling on the Greek government and other EU member states to take immediate action to address the ongoing emergency facing people trapped in horrific conditions.
Migration. Camps. Moria. Grèce.
Dr Christos Christou

Greece

European leaders: Stop punishing asylum seekers on the Greek islands

MSF International President Dr Christos Christou visited the horrific conditions asylum seekers are living in on camps on the Greek islands and has a message for European leaders.

Climate emergency: A humanitarian call to action

“We saw this coming. As humanitarians, our risk assessments in different parts of the world have always factored in the potential for extreme weather events and the spread of vector-borne diseases, of drought, desertification, and...”

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