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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news


Afghans Deprived of Healthcare

A dysfunctional health system, widespread poverty, and increased restrictions placed on women are at the heart of the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, according to a new report published by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.


Managing cervical cancer in a country with limited treatment options

Cervical cancer accounts for 37 per cent of new cancers in women in Malawi. Since 2018, MSF has been working to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and bring down deaths from the disease in the districts of Blantyre and Chiradzulu. MSF head of mission Marion Péchayre explains how.


Malnutrition spikes in the wake of climate shocks

An alarming situation is unfolding in southeast Madagascar, where malnutrition is on the rise in rural communities. People in the southeastern Ikongo district face acute food shortages after harvests were destroyed in last year’s cyclones.


The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate

Hospital admissions of children suffering from severe malnutrition have spiked in Dagahaley, one of three refugee camps in the Dadaab refugee complex, amid worsening humanitarian conditions in the overcrowded camps, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Central African Republic

“To be born or to give birth is to take a risk”

Archange was born at just 28 weeks and weighed 800 grams at birth. The baby was in a critical condition but fought for his life for 45 days in the neonatology intensive care unit supported by MSF in Bangui’s community university hospital, in the Central African Republic (CAR). The medical team were so impressed by his fight to survive that they nicknamed him "Little General”.


Mexico: migrants exposed to violence cut off from healthcare

Around 30,000 migrants gather daily in Tapachula (Chiapas). They are a ‘floating population’, since thousands of people come in through this entry point every day in southern Mexico, and many others leave for the northern border.


Ukraine: MSF helps survivors of Dnipro blast

In the three days since an attack on a residential building in central Dnipro killed at least 40 people, teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been providing survivors with medical care, psychological first aid and essential relief items. In addition to those known to have died in the blast, 75 people were injured and around 30 people remain missing.
SORT IT tutors and participants in Abidjan

Côte d'Ivoire


In December 2021, LuxOR launched its first operational research training entirely delivered in French. Today, participants are only one step behind of the completion of the course.
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


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.