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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

124 people have been rescued from a wooden boat in distress located in international water

Mediterranean Sea

Geo Barents, MSF: at sea for days, a safe port is now needed

Between the 27th and 29th of October, the Doctors Without Borders/MSF team on the Geo Barents performed seven rescue operations in international waters of the Maltese Search and Rescue region. 572 people have been rescued during such operations at sea. Among the survivors, there are three pregnant women, over 60 minors, many of them are unaccompanied and small children, the youngest being only 11-month-old.
A mother with her malnourished child in her arms.

Chad

Chad: chronic crisis for malnourished children in Adré

In early June, Chad’s government declared a malnutrition and food insecurity emergency. Médecins Sans Frontières teams treat children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Adré, in Ouaddaï Region near the border with Sudan.

Lithuania

Repeated pushbacks at Lithuanian border

There have been numerous instances of Lithuanian authorities forcibly returning migrants and refugees to Belarus, resulting in the breach of their rights. The Lithuanian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) publicly claim to have carried out thousands of pushbacks at the border since the start of the year.
MSF staff are not able to access the FRC, after a principled suspension of activities following unacceptable restrictions placed upon our work in May 2022.

Lithuania

Lithuania : discriminatory and cruel migration practices

MSF denounces the prolonged detention and systemic discrimination in Lithuania, and is calling for the immediate implementation of humane alternatives that equitably meet the needs of vulnerable and traumatised people.
Mothers and grandmothers sit with their children outside the newly refurbished maternity and paediatric ward of Tambura hospital.

South Sudan

Treating invisible wounds in the aftermath of conflict in South Sudan

The wounds caused by violence are not only physical and in the context of conflicts, psychological care is just as essential. Following the violent inter-ethnic conflict which caused the displacement of 80,000 people, MSF decided to provide mental health care to the population of Tambura, in South Sudan.
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.
Un médiateur culturel MSF et une infirmière expliquent à un patient comment utiliser un kit médical pour les plaies lors d'une consultation à la clinique mobile MSF dans la zone frontalière de Horgos 2 en Serbie.

Serbia

Alarming levels of violence at the Hungary-Serbia border

Testimonies from patients and corroborating medical data from the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) indicate an alarming and repeated use of violence, allegedly committed by Hungarian authorities, against people crossing the border between Serbia and Hungary. Beatings with belts and batons, kicking, punching, various forms of humiliation, use of pepper spray and teargas are all reported to be common deterrence practices, prior to pushbacks and denial of assistance.
First-person stories about abortion from women in the places where MSF works.

Safe abortion care: “The safest way to help these women”

A midwife tells her story of the evolution of safe abortion care in MSF
Une équipe MSF a trouvé trois personnes menottées lors d'une intervention médicale d'urgence sur l'île grecque de Lesvos .©MSF

Greece

Three people found handcuffed, four injured on the Aegean island of Lesvos

On Thursday 20 October 2022, an emergency team from the international medical organisation Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) received an official alert about a group of people, newly arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos, in need of urgent medical care.
Amrish Badjoe, MSF LuxOR Director, at De Balie
Amrish Baidjoe

The climate crisis is also a health crisis

Within the scope of a partnership between MSF and the Dutch online broadcaster De Balie, LuxOR’s director Amrish Baidjoe was invited to discuss MSF’s perspective on the prominent impacts of the climate crisis on the health of patients and communities we work with.

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