Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
Idlib: “There was heavy bombing going on and we couldn’t take everything”
Dr Mustafa Ajaj, speaking from Deir Hassan camp, northwestern Syria, on 25 February 2020.
Idlib: MSF to scale up its response as tensions reach a new peak
With thousands of people displaced by the military offensive on northwestern Syria’s Idlib province, MSF is planning step up medical assistance and aid distributions in response to their escalating needs.
Ocean Viking arbitrarily quarantined by Italian authorities over COVID-19 fears
As Italy was hit by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak late last week, the Ocean Viking, the search and rescue ship operated by MSF and SOS Méditerranée, was put under quarantine following the disembarkation of 276 people rescued at sea in the prior days.
Idlib today – a “humanity crisis”
Personal reflections from Cristian Reynders, MSF Project Coordinator for northwestern Syria.
Horrific day of indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Idlib
Indiscriminate attacks continue in civilian areas in northwestern Syria's Idlib province. Three hospitals near the frontlines that are supported by MSF received 185 wounded, and 18 patients dead-on-arrival.
Water, waste, and vaccination: Fighting cholera and typhoid in Harare
In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, recurring outbreaks of cholera and typhoid fever are a pressing health concern. In many of the city’s suburbs, public water supply is unreliable, and leaking sewage pipes, pit latrines, and poor waste management contaminate the groundwater.
MSF scales up assistance to people affected by increasing levels of violence
Burkina Faso has faced increased levels of violence in 2019, leading to an exponential growth of population displacement throughout the year. MSF launched several emergency projects to address the most urgent needs on the ground.
People in Idlib race to flee airstrikes as safe area shrinks
In northwest Syria, airstrikes combined with a ground offensive conducted by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies have triggered a huge wave of displacement.
‘Tired of fleeing’: seeking refuge from Idlib violence
A Syrian doctor’s testimony from a flashpoint town in the province.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Providing assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Ituri Province
Enzo Cicchirillo, back from a 4-month mission as Field Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), tells us about his experience.