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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

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Extreme violence in Las Anod forces MSF to close activities

MSF has reached the difficult decision to withdraw our services from Las Anod General Hospital, Sool region, due to increased volatility and repeated security incidents which have impacted the safe delivery of medical care. 
Le centre de santé de Blukwa'Mbi est vide. La population n'y vient qu'en cas d'extrême urgence en raison de l'insécurité persistante dans la zone de santé de Drodro, province de l'Ituri, RDC. ©MSF/Michel Lunanga

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Insecurity and lack of access to healthcare: the forgotten emergency of Ituri

Since early 2023, Djugu territory in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has seen intense intercommunal violence and armed clashes, forcing an estimated 156,000 people to flee their homes. This is the latest surge of violence in a decades-long conflict, which has seen 700,000 people displaced within Djugu territory and 1.7 million across Ituri province.
Gustavo : "I left home two years ago. It has been very difficult to adapt. I think it is more difficult for me because I am from the LGTBQI+ community. I have been discriminated against for being gay and for being a migrant." ©Jordi Ruiz Cirera/MSF


Through healing, life continues for survivors of torture in Mexico

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has offered medical and humanitarian care to people affected by violence in Mexico since 2012, including for migrants on the move in different areas of the country. Since then, our teams have observed an evolution in the levels of violence suffered by migrants both in their countries of origin and throughout the migration route.


Little Birds: migrant children tell their stories from a shelter

On International Refugee Day, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the audiovisual production company ¡Hola! Combo present Little Birds, a short, animated documentary featuring the stories of seven children who fled their countries and are living at a border shelter, waiting to start new lives in the United States.


MSF calls for civilians to be spared

Almost 900 wounded people have arrived in Chad over the last four days. They report people being shot at and killed as they try to escape violence in the city


The invisible health threats to displaced people

Jindires, a once-magnificent city located in northwest Syria, near the Turkish border, has been reduced to rubble, bearing the scars of both a relentless war and a recent earthquake. In northwest Syria, nine out of 10 people who were newly displaced by the earthquakes into camps, had been displaced by the war at least once before.


Conflict in Khartoum brings new influx of displaced people to Wad Madani

Heavy fighting resumed in Sudan’s capital after the end of the most recent ceasefire this week. MSF teams in Wad Madani have seen a worrying increase in the number of people arriving from Khartoum.


Refugees in eastern Chad may become ‘trapped’ and ‘forgotten’

Thousands of people amassed at Chad’s eastern border in Sila region and other border areas – seeking refuge from a raging conflict in neighbouring Sudan - are at risk of losing access to vital humanitarian and medical assistance with the impending arrival of the rainy season, warns the international humanitarian medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF).


MSF received more than 70 wounded in response to the conflict in Sudan

On 2 June, a total of 72 wounded people from Sudan have been treated at the hospital in Adré, eastern Chad, by Médecins Sans Frontières in partnership with the local health authorities. This is as a result of violence and fighting that has raged in Darfur and other regions of Sudan for more than six weeks and has led to almost a hundred thousand people fleeing to Chad since April 15.


MSF warns of imminent health disaster in camps

More funding is urgently needed to avert a looming health catastrophe in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. A cholera outbreak in the camps has affected 2,786 people so far and there is an imminent risk of outbreaks of other gastro-intestinal diseases, warns MSF, which is calling for immediate action from donors and aid agencies to address the unsanitary conditions and overcrowding in the camps.