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MSF report highlights the consequences of counter-terrorism on frontline staff

MSF releases this week the report “Adding salt to the wound”, painting a bleak picture of the reality of trying to provide impartial medical care twenty years after the start of the so called ‘global War on Terror’ in the wake of 9/11. The findings of the research, which was supported by the Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR), offer a unique insight into the reality of working in counter-terrorism environments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria.

MSF advocates for global access to vaccines to Minister Fayot

On 7 October, Luxembourg's Minister of Economy, Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Franz Fayot, had a very constructive exchange with the International President of MSF, Dr Christos Christou. The unequal access to COVID-19 and other vaccines, the situation in the Sahel, Afghanistan, climate change and the importance of upholding humanitarian principles were among the issues discussed.

MSF meeting with Jean Asselborn on migration

The Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, met with MSF on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The meeting, which was evaluated positively and constructively, further stimulated the cooperation with the Luxembourg state, which remains attentive to MSF's position on issues such as the situation in Afghanistan, Libya, the Mediterranean and the hotspots on the Greek islands.
Mother of six-year-old MDR TB girl child administering manipulated form of DRTB drugs

India

“Pharmaceutical corporations must open up to generic supply and lower prices”

MSF welcomes the new WHO guidance that expand use of new drugs to the youngest and most vulnerable children of all ages with drug-resistant tuberculosis, although procurement and access to the new pediatric formulations of second line drugs, including Bedaquiline and Delamanid, is urgently needed.
Un garçon est soigné à l'extérieur de l'hôpital général des Cayes

Haiti

MSF steps up in responding to urgent medical needs

In response to the 7.2 earthquake struck the southern region of Haiti on August 14th causing heavy rainfall, up to 25 centimetres and flooding on August 17th, MSF Luxembourg has opened an emergency fund.
Wais Mohammad, anesthésiste MSF, effectue un contrôle sur Esa avant une intervention chirurgicale à Lashkar Gah

Afghanistan

MSF's medical activity continues with a sharp increase in the number of patients

Since the end of the fighting in Afghanistan, MSF's activities are continuing in all its five project locations: Herat, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz and Lashkar Gah.
74 000 enfants de la région sud de Madagascar souffrent de malnutrition aiguë.

Madagascar

MSF steps up response to an unprecedented drought and extreme nutrition crisis

People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis after years of back-to-back droughts. The prospects for the harvest are extremely poor – according to FEWS NET, food production is expected to fall up to 70% below the last five-year average.
Les habitants du Tigré rural subissent l'impact de la crise et de la négligence humanitaire.

Ethiopia

MSF calls for investigation into murders of its members and suspends its activit

Following the brutal murder of three of its staff in the Ethiopian region of Tigray on 24 June, MSF calls for an immediate investigation into the killings and suspends its activities in incentral and eastern Tigray. MSF teams in other areas will continue to cautiously assist people in urgent need.
Portrait Duccio Staderini

Mediterranean Sea

MSF determined to return to sea after Geo Barents detained in Italy

Hundreds of lives are being lost in the central Mediterranean while humanitarian NGO vessels are detained. MSF calls upon the Italian authorities to swiftly facilitate the release of its search and rescue ship, to enable its return to sea as soon as possible.

Ethiopia

MSF mourns three colleagues brutally murdered in Ethiopia

Staff at MSF are today in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who were working in Tigray region, Ethiopia.

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