Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
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.
Haiti is on the verge of a health disaster
People in Haiti are today living in dire conditions and are confronted daily with an appalling health and humanitarian situation, which continues to deteriorate, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today.
Patients with psychiatric and neurological conditions evacuated
Over 200 patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions have been evacuated from an overcrowded hospital in Kharkiv city, eastern Ukraine, to facilities in Kyiv on the MSF medical train. Before their evacuation, patients had faced extremely challenging conditions, with some having to sleep on the floor, with insufficient access to quality of care and hygiene.
"Returning to Haiti means death"
Haitian migrants risking their lives to flee conflict face still more dangers on the journey through Latin America.
Greece: MSF teams provide emergency medical aid and support to more than 570 peo
More than 570 people, including 24 pregnant women, have received emergency medical and psychological first aid on 42 occasions over the past year by MSF after arriving in small boats on the Greek island of Samos.
Haiti: Dozens of people hit by stray bullets
Since last weekend, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders is seeing a significant increase in the number patients wounded by stray bullets in its medical facilities in the capital. Since the start of violent clashes between armed groups in the peripheral neighbourhoods, MSF’s Emergency Center in Turgeau has seen almost 80 people with gunshot wounds, most of them by stray bullets.
Nigeria: Katsina, a major nutritional emergency
Nigerian photographer George Osodi has been to Katsina State to document the ever-deepening food crisis in northwest Nigeria. Osodi’s photos offer a rare glimpse into a remote region where Médecins Sans Frontières teams continue to treat thousands of children suffering from malnutrition.
Mozambique: Three new developments in the Cabo Delgado crisis
The northern province of Cabo Delgado is one of Mozambique’s most volatile regions, the scene of an intense conflict since October 2017, resulting in some 800,000 people fleeing from their homes. These are the latest developments.
Thousands of people trapped by armed clashes in Cité Soleil
Thousands of people are trapped without drinking water, food or medical care in an isolated area of the Cité Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince as armed groups battle for control of the area, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on armed groups to spare civilians and humanitarian organizations to respond to the urgent needs of the population.
Neglected malnutrition crisis threatens tens of thousands of children in Nigeria
A growing, yet largely ignored, malnutrition crisis is unfolding in northwest Nigeria, which threatens the lives of tens of thousands of children, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today.