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Mohamed Hussein, 65 years old Rohingya, talking tou kids

Bangladesh

5 years on: 5 Rohingya people talk

MSF spoke with five Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to understand how they see their lives five years since being forcibly displaced from Myanmar. Representing the ages five, 15, 25, 45 and 65, together they span three generations of Rohingya living in the camps. They are all current or former patients of MSF.
© Illustration based on a photo by Johan Lolos

Haiti

In Port-au-Prince “we’re surviving, not living”

Rosanberg, Ugo, Natalie and Morjorie all work in a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Port-au-Prince. Caught in a downward spiral of extreme violence by armed groups, they describe daily life amid the chaos of Haiti’s capital city.
Des migrants en provenance de pays comme Haïti, le Venezuela, Cuba, le Sénégal, le Cameroun, le Bangladesh, le Népal, entre autres, arrivent au centre d'accueil des migrants de San Vicente.

Panama

“We are tired and desperate”: Stories from families who survived the Darién Gap

In 2022, most migrants crossing the Darien Gap are Venezuelans—a shift from 2021, which saw a majority of Haitians risking the dangerous journey from Colombia to Panama.
MSF dans les communes au Luxembourg ©MSF
Dr Bechara Ziade

"Keeping a human-centered approach has helped me a lot"

Following its General Assembly on 30 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg has elected Dr Bechara Ziade to head its Council of Administration. Currently Chief of division children's health and adolescents at the Luxembourgish Ministry of Health, he has decided once again to put his energy at the service of the most vulnerable throughout the world.
MSF paediatricians attend to newly born babies in the neonatal ward of the MSF maternity hospital in Khost.
Fazli Kostan © MSF
Fazli Kostan

Afghanistan

3 questions to Fazli Kostan, MSF project coordinator at the MSF Khost maternity

In order to reduce mortality and morbidity for mothers and their new-borns in Afghanistan, MSF is providing since 2012 free-of-charge, high-quality maternal and paediatric healthcare in Khost province, not far from the border with Pakistan.
Des personnes déplacées de l'est de l'Ukraine assistent à une séance de psychoéducation dans la ville d'Ivano-Frankivsk, dans le sud-ouest du pays. Mai 2022

Ukraine

"Their symptoms are a normal response to an abnormal situation”

Here, Raul Manarte, mental health activity manager for MSFin Ukraine, describes how MSF is addressing mental health needs in these areas where many people have fled to from areas closer to the front lines.
Drug addict Michael Karongo takes methadone at MSF's drug therapy clinic in Kiambu. March 2020

Kenya

Tackling addiction problems through operational research in Kenya

During her two weeks field visit in Kenya last April, Maria Verdecchia, MSF epidemiologist and operational research advisor at the MSF Luxembourg Research Unit (LuxOR), developed a research agenda for missions focusing on non-communicable diseases and drug abuse. In addition, she supported the team on epidemiology and finalised ongoing research projects.
MSF mène des activités médicales à Mocímboa pour la première fois en deux ans. Avril 2022. © MSF

Mozambique

MSF will adapt critical healthcare in Mocímboa da Praia as people return home

Luis Montiel is emergency coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) working in Cabo Delgado, a northern province in Mozambique affected by ongoing conflict since 2017. In early April, Montiel led an MSF team which briefly visited Mocímboa da Praia to run some medical activities for the first time since the violence abruptly hit this coastal town two years ago.
Arrival of the medical train in Lviv. 1 April 2022. Ukraine © MSF

“You have a medical train? I have patients for you”

On Friday 01 April, MSF finalised its first medical train transfer of patients from a hospital in Zaporizhzhia, in the southeast of Ukraine, to major referral hospitals in Lviv. Most of the patients, accompanied by a team of nine MSF medical staff, had been severely injured in Mariupol or while trying to flee the city. Dr Joanne Liu, MSF paediatrician, reports on this unique medical operation in Ukraine:
A woman walks past a building damaged by a bombing in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo

Ukraine

Life under bombing in Mariupol: How long will this disaster continue?

Sasha, a long-time staff member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from Mariupol, Ukraine, describes life in the city as it was encircled and bombarded by Russian forces. For security reasons, he is using only his first name.

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