Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
Nigeria: MSF alerts on unprecedented number of malnourished children
Unprecedented numbers of malnourished children in need of lifesaving treatment are being brought to therapeutic feeding centres run by the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state, in northeast Nigeria. MSF is warning of an impending catastrophe if immediate action is not taken.
Sudan: MSF responds to medical needs, prepares to scale up activities
Ongoing violence continues in many parts of Sudan. Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams on the ground report that hospitals are overwhelmed and thousands are fleeing to safer areas. Already we are seeing immense humanitarian and medical needs.
Donation of medical supplies to support hospitals in Sudan
Dr Ghazali Babiker, MSF's Sudan Country Representative, and his team in Khartoum donated supplies to a hospital that has received a large number of wounded since the fighting began on 15 April. This is the third donation we have been able to make since Sunday 23 April. However, while they were at the warehouse putting the supplies into the ambulance that would take them to the hospital, air strikes and shelling began, and they had to take cover until everything was finished. He narrates.
Catastrophic situation in sudan
There is currently heavy fighting in El Fasher. We are still hearing gunfire from our compound as I speak. It is very unsafe because of the shooting and the shelling – there have been large numbers of civilian casualties.
Ghazali Babiker, MSF representative in Sudan.
Everywhere in the country, and especially in Khartoum, Darfur, North Kordofan and Gedaref states, our teams face serious challenges. Our premises in Nyala, South Darfur, have been looted – including one of our warehouses. In Khartoum, most teams are trapped by the ongoing heavy fighting and are unable to access warehouses to deliver vital medical supplies to hospitals. In Khartoum, even ambulances are being turned back. They are not being permitted to pass in order to retrieve the bodies of the dead from the streets – or to transport those who have been injured to hospital.
MSF supports 183 wounded in north darfur
Since Saturday 15 April, intense fighting has been taking place between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan. Many people, including healthcare workers, are currently trapped. Where we are able to provide medical care, the situation is dire: Over the past 48 hours, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the international humanitarian medical organisation, has received a total of 183 wounded patients at the hospital it supports in El Fasher, North Darfur – 25 have died from their injuries.
MSF condemns the ban on women working for NGOs
After months of continuous restrictions placed on the female population of Afghanistan, limitations placed on their participation in everyday life, access to education, and most recently even the right to work for non-governmental organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the Islamic Emirate’s erasure of women from social life in the country.
Mozambique: MSF provides healthcare in Mocímboa da Praia
As tens of thousands of people have returned to the town of Mocímboa da Praia over the past months, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has established a medical project to assist vulnerable groups in the northern Mozambican district.
Repeated pushbacks increase suffering of people in freezing weather
Dozens of people attempting to seek refuge in the European Union continue to be pushed back at the Lithuanian and Latvian borders with Belarus - and left to languish in the forest for up to several weeks, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. MSF calls on the Lithuanian and Latvian authorities stop all border pushbacks, which only serve to traumatize migrants and cause serious injuries, denying people the right to seek safety.
Cholera: “Vaccination and access to clean water are essential”
Lebanon is battling its first outbreak of cholera in three decades. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides hygiene kits, vaccinations, oral rehydration points, in the Bekaa valley, north and northeast of the country areas with the highest number of confirmed cases in addition to medical care in two cholera treatment centers in Bekaa Valley.