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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

 Une équipe de MSF à l'entrée du village d'Enyenge dans le sud-ouest du Cameroun.  © Faith Toran/MSF


Four months on, an ongoing nightmare for MSF colleagues detained in SW Cameroon

Four months ago, Marguerite M. and Ashu D. plunged into a nightmare which continues. They are Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff; Marguerite a nurse and Ashu an ambulance driver, in the South-West region of Cameroon.
VAuction for the benefit of MSF Luxembourg. 24 April, 2022 © Thibault Peras

Art and humanitarianism meet in the first charity auction for the benefit of MSF

On 24 April, 2022, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg organised its first art auction to benefit its emergency medical action. The event took place in the premises of Bank Degroof Petercam Luxembourg with 41 artworks by 19 Luxembourg artists in the presence of MSF's international President, Dr Christos Christou.
Dr Christou, MSF International President, during the interview © MSF Luxembourg
Christos Chistou, Président International de Médecins Sans Frontières  ©MSF/Pierre-Yves Bernard
Christos Christou


"No victim of war should be left behind neither in Ukraine nor beyond"

Acknowledging the generosity of Luxembourgers in the face of the Ukrainian conflict, Dr Christou recalled "the importance of continuing to support not only this cause, but also the organisation's work in other conflicts, notably in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and even Iraq".
Elena, 35, and her son Kirill, 6, are examined by Kelly and Kirill in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on 11 April 2022.


In Kharkiv’s underground stations with MSF’s mobile clinics

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country, has been severely affected by the Russian offensive. While many fled the city the conflict, those who stayed have taken refuge in underground stations to escape the incessant bombing. MSF teams offer primary healthcare consultations in several stations.
Les demandeurs d'asile continuent d'être repoussés illégalement aux frontières terrestres et maritimes de l'Europe. © MSF


EU double standard to assistance and protection

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, we have seen a positive response from European states and leaders, who have adopted a number of measures to ensure that people fleeing Ukraine are provided with border assistance, safe passage, access to health, school and work.
Civils fuyant Irpin. 9 mars 2022 © Jean-Pierre Amigo/MSF


Finding the most useful role – MSF’s response in and around Ukraine

“The severity, scale and speed of the war in Ukraine have created simply enormous needs and suffering,” says Dr Joanne Liu, an experienced paediatrician and member of MSF’s emergency response team who is just back from Ukraine.
At Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes, MSF staff are providing physiotherapy to patients injured in the earthquake, helping them regain strength and mobility.

Charity Auction : an auction for the benefit of MSF

In celebration of celebrate our 50 years' anniversary, Médecins Sans Frontières is organising an auction. Half of the profits of this charitable event will be donated to the association, in order to support its projects in the field. This event will take place on Sunday, 24th April 2022 at 3 pm at the bank Degroof Petercam Luxembourg.
MSF mène des activités médicales à Mocímboa pour la première fois en deux ans. Avril 2022. © MSF


MSF will adapt critical healthcare in Mocímboa da Praia as people return home

Luis Montiel is emergency coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) working in Cabo Delgado, a northern province in Mozambique affected by ongoing conflict since 2017. In early April, Montiel led an MSF team which briefly visited Mocímboa da Praia to run some medical activities for the first time since the violence abruptly hit this coastal town two years ago.
February 2019: An MSF staff member stands outside the abandoned house where MSF operates a mobile clinic in the village of Vodiane. Ukraine. © Nico Dauterive/ MSF


MSF team witnesses hospital bombing in Mykolaiv

On 4 April, a four-person MSF team visited Mykolaiv to meet with city and regional health authorities. At around 3.30 pm local time, as the MSF team entered the city’s oncology hospital, which has been treating the wounded since the beginning of the war, the area around the hospital came under fire.
À Nyachikaza (district de Nsanje), MSF a apporté un soutien d'urgence pour répondre à l'épidémie de choléra qui a suivi la tempête tropicale Ana. Mars 2022.


MSF resposnds to Tropical Storm Ana

Near the end of January 2022, tropical storm Ana caused severe flooding in Malawi. Home to around 16,000 people, this had a serious impact on patients’ access to care, in Makhanga peninsula. MSF worked closely with the Malawian Ministry of Health to respond to the emergency and provide medical help to people affected.