Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
Dr Bechara Ziade
"Keeping a human-centered approach has helped me a lot"
Following its General Assembly on 30 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Luxembourg has elected Dr Bechara Ziade to head its Council of Administration. Currently Chief of division children's health and adolescents at the Luxembourgish Ministry of Health, he has decided once again to put his energy at the service of the most vulnerable throughout the world.
MSF Raises Alert over Alarming Indications of Large-Scale Nutritional Crisis
MSF is witnessing alarming indications of a deadly and escalating nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region, requiring an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response. In Afar, hundreds of thousands of people have fled from recent conflict only to find themselves grappling alongside host communities with drought, hunger and staggering lack of access to healthcare and clean water.
3 questions to Fazli Kostan, MSF project coordinator at the MSF Khost maternity
In order to reduce mortality and morbidity for mothers and their new-borns in Afghanistan, MSF is providing since 2012 free-of-charge, high-quality maternal and paediatric healthcare in Khost province, not far from the border with Pakistan.
Intervention of MSF Luxembourg at the Miami University John E. Dolibois
MSF Luxembourg's Public Engagement team went to Differdange on Monday, May 23 to present the organization's activities to students of the Miami University.
Somalia and Somaliland: Drought intensifies health crisis
Somalia and Somaliland are facing one of their worst droughts in decades, following four poor rainy seasons and a locust invasion that was sweeping across the Horn of Africa. As crops fail and food prices rise, the ability of people to stave off hunger has weakened.
More than 1,100 children have already been treated in MSF's project in Niafounké
Since MSF, in collaboration with District Health Authorities, launched activities in Niafounké in June 2021, teams have provided more than 1,100 children aged 0 to 15 with in-patient healthcare at the local referral health centre.
Thank You Afterwork for the runners who ran for Médecins Sans Frontières Luxemb
"Their symptoms are a normal response to an abnormal situation”
Here, Raul Manarte, mental health activity manager for MSFin Ukraine, describes how MSF is addressing mental health needs in these areas where many people have fled to from areas closer to the front lines.
Mental health needs grow after 100 days of war in Ukraine
After 100 days of war in Ukraine (3 June), MSF has been providing mental health support in shelters for displaced people, at mobile clinics in remote villages, and in urban metro stations.In the past months, MSF has observed that the war, especially the indiscriminate shelling and military occupation of certain areas, has caused serious psychological issues for the men, women and children.
MSF denounces inhumane treatment of migrants turned back from Algeria and Libya
Approximately two thousand migrants are expelled from Algeria and Libya every month on average, including people with severe injuries, rape victims, and people suffering from serious trauma. Upon expulsion, these migrants are abandoned in the middle of the desert at the Algerian-Nigerien border, at a place called "Point Zero", 15 km from the town of Assamaka.