Medical care in Kunduz: Making it work
Fighting in the city of Kunduz in north-eastern Afghanistan ended on 8 August. The local community still requires trauma care. A medic in MSF’s Kunduz team describes their experience during the fighting and the work that is going on today.
“Treating patients is our responsibility. There’s a lot of work on our shoulders
An Afghan MSF medic working in the city describes how we kept services running after the end of the fighting and the new challenges that they and other health services in the area are facing today.
Haiti earthquake: challenges mount for the injured
Survivors like Widnika are just beginning the long process of recovery from the physical and psychological trauma they have suffered.
Amid uncertainty, hospitals are still full in Afghanistan
After the rapid transfer of power in Afghanistan there has been a big shift in the health context. MSF continues to run medical activities in five provinces.
Seeking healthcare in a city split by a frontline
Taiz, Yemen's third most populous city, has been the scene of a fierce civil war since the country's conflict began in 2015. Rocket fire and constant clashes have damaged the economy and health system to the detriment of the population, who are trapped on both sides of the front line.
After the earthquake, a surgical team works nonstop
Dr Xavier Kernizan is an orthopedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since the August 14 earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie, where 54 injuries were treated, 36 of which were operated on in one week.
Nutritional emergency: Digging for food
Ricardo Fernández, MSF's head of mission, is currently in the south of Madagascar, in the Anôsy region, where our teams are facing a major food crisis.
Love and other cures in Ukraine
Little did Sergey realise that a trip to the refrigerator would herald a memorable day.
Conflict in Burkina Faso: “Many people are afraid to sleep at night”
Following the attack on Solhan village in early June – the deadliest in the country’s recent history – MSF head of mission Dr Youssouf Dembélé describes the impact of the continuous violence on people caught up in one of the world’s fastest growing humanitarian crises in recent years.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Further assistance urgently needed for people following DRC volcano eruption
Hundreds of thousands of people have been left displaced, and over half a million in the city of Goma have been left without access to clean drinking water, following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).