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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

MSF surgeons treat a young patient who was in a motorbike accident. MSF suspended its activities at the end of March to focus on the release of its members

Cameroon

Two MSF colleagues detained in Cameroon provisionally released from prison

Yesterday evening, May 19th, 2022, our colleagues Marguerite and Ashu were provisionally released from prison after being detained on the 27th of December 2021, while they were in the process of transferring a wounded patient by ambulance in the South West region of Cameroon.
Destruction dans la ville de Gaza où les frappes aériennes israéliennes ont tué des centaines de personnes depuis le 10 mai 2021.

Palestine

Gaza: Some wounds never heal

From 10 to 21 May 2021, Israeli airstrikes and shelling on the Gaza Strip killed 256 people, including 66 children. Around 2,000 Palestinians were injured during the bombing, including over 600 children, some of whom sustained injuries resulting in long-term disabilities such as loss of limbs or eyesight. One year on, two patients treated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and one MSF staff member share their testimonies to demonstrate the lifelong impacts of last year’s hostilities.
The MSF team provides home-based care to approximately 170 elderly women and men with chronic illnesses and mobility problems living in the Burj El-Barajneh refugee camp.

MSF field mission meeting - 06/14/2022

You live or work in Luxembourg? Would you like to join the MSF teams in the field? See you on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
Peinture des bancs "Tuko Poa" à Kibera ©Bryan Jaybee

Volunteer Information Meeting - 06/15/2022

Would you like to become a volunteer for MSF in Luxembourg?
New Board of Directors of MSF Luxembourg, elected in April 2022.

Dr Bechara Ziade appointed new President of Médecins Sans Frontières Luxembourg

Following its General Assembly on 30 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg has elected Dr Bechara Ziade to head its Council of Administration.
Drug addict Michael Karongo takes methadone at MSF's drug therapy clinic in Kiambu. March 2020

Kenya

Tackling addiction problems through operational research in Kenya

During her two weeks field visit in Kenya last April, Maria Verdecchia, MSF epidemiologist and operational research advisor at the MSF Luxembourg Research Unit (LuxOR), developed a research agenda for missions focusing on non-communicable diseases and drug abuse. In addition, she supported the team on epidemiology and finalised ongoing research projects.
Early in the morning of 9 May, our team spotted two boats in distress carrying a total of 204 people. Among them was a nine-month-old boy, Mohammed, who was taken to safety on deck by MSF with his mother.

Mediterranean Sea

470 people rescued by Geo Barents within 72 hours; now they need a place of safe

Beginning on the morning of 9 May and over the following 72 hours, a team from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) rescued 470 people from seven boats in distress in the Libyan and Maltese search and rescue zones and brought them on board Geo Barents, MSF’s rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean Sea.
Le président international de MSF, le Dr Christos Christou, le Président de MSF Luxembourg, le Dr Guy Berchem et le Directeur Général M.Roger Martinez-Dolz,  ont visité la Cargolux avec Richard Forson, CEO de Cargolux

Cargolux supports MSF's intervention in Ukraine with a generous donation.

MSF Luxembourg is beyond thankful for the Cargolux Airlines donation to support our response to the Ukrainian conflict. Thanks to this support, our teams were able to deploy quickly to Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Couloir des gardes-frontières de l'État de Kybartai (SBG) Centre d'enregistrement des étrangers. ©Diala Ghassan/MSF

Lithuania

Prolonged detention of over 2,500 people in Lithuania must end now

More than 2,500 asylum seekers and migrants are still detained in inhumane conditions in Lithuania, nine months after they crossed the border from Belarus. The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is extremely concerned about the impact of prolonged detention on asylum seekers’ and migrants' mental health and calls on Lithuanian authorities to end arbitrary detention immediately.
MSF gère la distribution d'eau dans le village de Fenoiva. ©Lucille Guenier/MSF

Madagascar

Struggling for water across Madagascar’s Great South

Obtaining water for drinking, cooking and washing is an everyday struggle for people in Madagascar’s Great South. Periods of drought – extremely frequent in this semi-arid region – compounded by lack of development, adapted infrastructure and climate change make accessing safe water more and more of a challenge.

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