Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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".
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.
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.
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.