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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

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.
David travaille comme agent de santé pour MSF. Depuis la résurgence du choléra, des dizaines d'infirmiers, d'hygiénistes et d'autres personnels ont été engagés pour répondre à l'urgence. ©MSF/Alexandre Marcou


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 disorders, just after disembarking the MSF medical , wait to be transferred to hospitals in Kyiv. MSF evacuated them from an overcrowded mental health facility in Kharkiv city, eastern Ukraine. ©MSF/Hussein Amri


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.
Un migrant haïtien marche à l'ombre de bâches en filet dans le refuge "Senda de Vida" à Reynosa, au Mexique.


"Returning to Haiti means death"

Haitian migrants risking their lives to flee conflict face still more dangers on the journey through Latin America.
Des personnes tout juste arrivées sur l'île de Samos, en Grèce, marchent sur un chemin rocheux.


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.
Johanne mother of 2 children was shot in the commune of Cité Soleil on Route 9 during the confrontation between the armed group Chen Mechan and the group 400 Mawozo in April, she was directly targeted by the armed groups.


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.
Une femme vendant de la nourriture à des personnes déplacées à Jibia, État de Katsina, Nigeria, juin 2022.


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.
Une équipe MSF distribue des kits d'articles essentiels tels que des tentes, des jerrycans et des moustiquaires à Ntele, dans le district de Montepuez, dans la province de Cabo Delgado au Mozambique. ©MSF


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.
 Un médecin de MSF montre une balle extraite du corps d'un civil blessé dans un quartier de Port-au-Prince. © Johnson Sabin


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.
Un enfant est examiné par une membre du personnel MSF, Etat de Katsina, Nigeria, juin 2022. © George Osodi


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.