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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Deux employés de MSF observent l'avancement des travaux de construction. MSF construit un nouveau bâtiment pour l'hôpital Al Shifaa' à Mossoul.©Julien Dewarichet/MSF


Mosul, Iraq: A slow road to recovery for the city of two springs

In October 2016, the military offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group (ISg) began. The battle was officially declared “over” five years ago, on 10 July 2017. Five years after the battle of Mosul, people still need support
Roughly 200 people from two boats in distress were rescued on the morning of May 9. Everyone is now safe on board the Geo Barents while we continue the search for more boats in distress. ©Anna Pantelia/MSF

Mediterranean Sea


One year of operations in the Central Mediterranean have passed by, this time with the Geo Barents - Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) vessel - rescuing 3,138 people and conducting 6,536 medical consultations before disembarking in a place of safety in Europe.
Des personnes déplacées arrivent en grand nombre avec leurs affaires au camp d'Ain Issa, l'un des plus grands camps de déplacés de la région. Raqqa, Syrie, novembre 2017. © Eddy Van Wessel


Access to healthcare in northwest Syria at risk

Out of 4.4 million people living in northwest Syria, 4.1 million need humanitarian aid. More than 60 per cent are internally displaced people (IDPs). They will soon lose access to desperately needed humanitarian and medical aid, unless the UN cross-border resolution (UNSCR 2585) is renewed by the UN Security Council on 10 July 2022
In a camp for displaced people in the town of Gorom-Gorom, women gather to meet with MSF health promotion teams and discuss issues of access to healthcare.

Burkina Faso

Security situation puts essential healthcare out of reach in Burkina Faso

Since 2015, people in Burkina Faso have been living through a security crisis that has caused widespread displacement and untold distress. An estimated 1.9 million people have been forced to leave their homes, while more than 500 health facilities have closed or are operating at minimal capacity.
The medical team inside the intensive care unit of the MSF medical train monitors and stabilises a severely war-wounded patient during the journey from Pokrovsk to Lviv.


MSF calls on all armed groups to respect international humanitarian law

Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on MSF's medical referral train show that the war in Ukraine is being conducted with an outrageous lack of care to distinguish and protect civilians.
An MSF assessment team leaving for Paktika Province, Afghanistan


Afghanistan earthquake: MSF maternity ward in Khost near the epicentre

On the morning of 22 June 2022, an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck south-eastern Afghanistan. The epicentre of the earthquake was not far from the town of Khost, where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a large maternity clinic. Our patients and staff are unharmed, but the toll in the region is expected to rise, especially in Paktika province.
© Illustration based on a photo by Johan Lolos


In Port-au-Prince “we’re surviving, not living”

Rosanberg, Ugo, Natalie and Morjorie all work in a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Port-au-Prince. Caught in a downward spiral of extreme violence by armed groups, they describe daily life amid the chaos of Haiti’s capital city.
Des migrants en provenance de pays comme Haïti, le Venezuela, Cuba, le Sénégal, le Cameroun, le Bangladesh, le Népal, entre autres, arrivent au centre d'accueil des migrants de San Vicente.


“We are tired and desperate”: Stories from families who survived the Darién Gap

In 2022, most migrants crossing the Darien Gap are Venezuelans—a shift from 2021, which saw a majority of Haitians risking the dangerous journey from Colombia to Panama.
Asykum seekers in line for a food distribution in Dhar el-Jebel/Zintan detention centre. Libya. 2019 © Jérôme Tubiana/MSF


MSF calls for evacuation of most vulnerable migrants in Libya to safe countries

International medical organisation MSF calls on safe countries such as European and north American states, among others, to offer protection to migrants currently trapped in Libya to urgently accelerate the evacuation of the most vulnerable people by strengthening existing mechanisms and opening alternative pathways for them to leave the country.

Presentation of MSF to European Parliament trainees

As part of its public outreach work, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg continues to seek contact with young European professionals who are taking their first steps in the world of international institutions and organizations.