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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

Vue d'une clinique mobile gérée par MSF devant un abri pour personnes déplacées dans l'oblast de Dnipropetrovska. Mai, 2022


MSF supports people fleeing conflict in eastern and south-eastern Ukraine

With hundreds of thousands of people having fled heavy fighting in eastern and south-eastern Ukraine, MSF teams are expanding medical and psychological support to vulnerable people living in shelters in and around Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia.
Atija Bacar a 66 ans et vit dans le camp de déplacés Eduardo Mondlane à Mueda, à Cabo Delgado. Elle travaille désormais avec MSF en tant qu'accoucheuse traditionnelle et assiste plus de 100 femmes dans le camp.


The challenge of a safe pregnancy and childbirth in Cabo Delgado

Atija Bacar is 66 years old and lives in Eduardo Mondlane, a camp for people who are internally displaced in Mueda, in Cabo Delgado. She works with MSF as a traditional birth attendant, pregnancy and childbirth care providers living in the community, and assists more than 100 women in the camp.
Migrants waiting for a bus in San Vicente. Panama, May 2022 © Santiago Valenzuela/ MSF


Deplorable reception conditions for refugees crossing the Darien Jungle

More than 300 people arrive in Panama every day through the Darién jungle, a difficult route where violence is rife. MSF teams are seeing a deterioration in the conditions in which migrants are received, which were already disastrous.
Des femmes cherchent de l'eau dans l'un des puits peu profonds situés le long d'un lit de rivière asséché à Illeret. La sécheresse ravageuse a entraîné une pénurie d'eau dans la région.


Malnutrition remains high as drought continues in Kenya

In north-eastern parts of Kenya, an ongoing drought rages following three consecutive seasons of failed rains, making an already dire food insecurity situation worse. Marsabit County is now at a level three crisis phase of high or above-usual rates of acute malnutrition. If the medical and humanitarian assistance doesn’t improve, this situation may continue to September 2022. Despite the prolonged drought crisis, the region has seen underinvestment in nutrition from the county and national governments.
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


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.


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


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.