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Sauvetage en mer, MSF, mer Méditerrannée, Search and Rescue, Sea-Watch 4

Mediterranean Sea

On 1 September, the Sea-Watch 4 was assigned a port of safety

MSF, together with Sea-Watch, has been back at sea in the central Mediterranean since 15 August, on board the ship the Sea-Watch 4. Finally, on 1 September, 11 days after the first rescue the Sea-Watch 4, was allocated a place of safety, in the closest country.
MSF, Syria, Emergency, Healthcare, Covid-19, humanitarian crisis, outbreak, water shortage


“In Al-Hol camp, almost no healthcare is available”

A humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in northeast Syria, as an already devastated area in which 700,000 people are internally displaced, copes with the spread of COVID-19, water shortages, social unrest and a collapsed healthcare system.
Covid-19, épidémie, épidémiologie, Cameroun, Yaoundé


Remaining vigilant regarding epidemic risks present in the country

The efforts developed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks risk overshadowing some of the health needs of the population.
Jo Robays


Covid-19: “We are concerned about the South”

Dr Jo Robays, coordinator of LuxOR, has just returned from a one-month mission with Médecins Sans Frontières to Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic. It has already killed more than 75 000 people there.
MUAC. Niger. Malnutrition.


“Simplifying isn’t as simple as it sounds!”

We talk to nutrition advisor Béatrice Mounier about simplifying the protocol for diagnosing and managing acute malnutrition in Niger.
Cancer du col de l'utérus. Malawi.


Tackling a silent woman-killer in Malawi

Cervical cancer kills over 2,300 women in Malawi every year, or two thirds of those who become infected with it, despite it being an easily preventable disease.
Gaza, blessure traumatique, MSF


“After more than a year my leg hasn’t healed yet. The pain never leaves me”

Between March 2018 and December 2019, 8,800 people were injured with live ammunitions by the Israeli army while attending the “Great March of Return”, along the fence separating Gaza from Israel. The threat of COVID-19 is making their excruciating recovery process even harder and longer.
rougeole, RDC, MSF

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fighting an epidemic in a pandemic

Paediatric nurse Vera Schmitz was part of an MSF team that was vaccinating thousands of children against a deadly measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the shadow of a new threat from COVID-19.
Afghanistan. maternité. Dasht-e-Barchi.


“As midwives in Afghanistan, we are the silent leaders of our country.”

Zahra Koochizad is the MSF midwife supervisor in the MSF maternity wing of Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was working on the maternity ward on 12 May 2020, the day of an attack by unknown assailants who killed 15 mothers and an MSF midwife. Here she explains why midwives in Afghanistan are so important, calling them the country's "silent leaders".


“They came to kill the mothers” in Kabul maternity hospital attack

In the days following the attack on the MSF-supported Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, it has become clear that what happened in Kabul on 12 May was a deliberate assault on a maternity hospital with the purpose of killing mothers in cold blood.