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Asykum seekers in line for a food distribution in Dhar el-Jebel/Zintan detention centre. Libya. 2019 © Jérôme Tubiana/MSF


MSF calls for evacuation of most vulnerable migrants in Libya to safe countries

International medical organisation MSF calls on safe countries such as European and north American states, among others, to offer protection to migrants currently trapped in Libya to urgently accelerate the evacuation of the most vulnerable people by strengthening existing mechanisms and opening alternative pathways for them to leave the country.
Two tents set up by the Ministry of Health and MSF, temporarily ease the influx of patients into the region's only referral hospital


MSF Raises Alert over Alarming Indications of Large-Scale Nutritional Crisis

MSF is witnessing alarming indications of a deadly and escalating nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region, requiring an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response. In Afar, hundreds of thousands of people have fled from recent conflict only to find themselves grappling alongside host communities with drought, hunger and staggering lack of access to healthcare and clean water.
Les équipes MSF apportent un soutien en santé mentale aux personnes qui ont fui les bombardements intenses dans le sud et l'est de l'Ukraine. Mai, 2022


Mental health needs grow after 100 days of war in Ukraine

After 100 days of war in Ukraine (3 June), MSF has been providing mental health support in shelters for displaced people, at mobile clinics in remote villages, and in urban metro stations.In the past months, MSF has observed that the war, especially the indiscriminate shelling and military occupation of certain areas, has caused serious psychological issues for the men, women and children.
New Board of Directors of MSF Luxembourg, elected in April 2022.

Dr Bechara Ziade appointed new President of Médecins Sans Frontières Luxembourg

Following its General Assembly on 30 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg has elected Dr Bechara Ziade to head its Council of Administration.
Couloir des gardes-frontières de l'État de Kybartai (SBG) Centre d'enregistrement des étrangers. ©Diala Ghassan/MSF


Prolonged detention of over 2,500 people in Lithuania must end now

More than 2,500 asylum seekers and migrants are still detained in inhumane conditions in Lithuania, nine months after they crossed the border from Belarus. The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is extremely concerned about the impact of prolonged detention on asylum seekers’ and migrants' mental health and calls on Lithuanian authorities to end arbitrary detention immediately.
February 2019: An MSF staff member stands outside the abandoned house where MSF operates a mobile clinic in the village of Vodiane. Ukraine. © Nico Dauterive/ MSF


MSF team witnesses hospital bombing in Mykolaiv

On 4 April, a four-person MSF team visited Mykolaiv to meet with city and regional health authorities. At around 3.30 pm local time, as the MSF team entered the city’s oncology hospital, which has been treating the wounded since the beginning of the war, the area around the hospital came under fire.
A room at Lita's general hospital, that was attacked and looted by armed men, Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, 12 November 2019. ©ALEXIS HUGUET/MSF

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo: Insecurity and impunity force MSF to halt lifesavi

Four months after a convoy of vehicles belonging to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières came under fire by unidentified armed men in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), MSF has announced that it will close its projects in Nizi and Bambu due to a lack of security guarantees from all parties to the conflict.
UKRAINE. Pisky. 22 February 2022. A school destroyed during the fighting. © Lorenzo Meloni/Magnum Photos


Humanitarian emergency in Ukraine: A race against time

Lviv/ Brussels - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) fears that there is an urgent race against time to get the right medical supplies to the right places before aid can no longer reach militarily encircled towns and cities.
UKRAINE. Mariupol. 24 February 2022. Civilians whose homes were hit by a rocket leave the area.


Corridors are not enough in Ukraine

In the besieged city of Mariupol, thousands of people, including MSF staff and their families, remain cut off from the world. MSF is closely monitoring the ongoing reports about an agreement for safe passage of civilians this weekend.
In 2019, MSF teams were providing medical care in the village of Opytne in eastern Ukraine.© Zdenek Chaloupka


MSF mobilises response in Ukraine and nearby countries

As hundreds of thousands of people are forced to escape, MSF is working on setting up emergency response activities in Ukraine and deploying teams in Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Teams are also ready to respond in Russia and Belarus.