× Close

Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

 Lviv. 27 February 2022. Hundreds of people trying to escape the on-going conflict in Ukraine wait for a train to Poland at the central train station in Lviv.

Emergency Ukraine: "The humanitarian disaster continues"

Fifteen days after the start of hostilities, all-out war is raging in many areas, making travel difficult, dangerous or simply impossible. MSF quickly expanded its humanitarian medical response in several areas of the country. More than 2.1 million people have been forced to leave Ukraine, while many more are internally displaced.
Mobile medical units sent into Ukraine by MSF to provide medical assistance to people trying to cross into Poland to escape the war in their country - Polish-Ukrainian border, 09 March 2022
Christina Psarra, coordinatrice MSF en Pologne © MSF/Oliver Barth
Christina Psarra

Ukraine

MSF mobile clinics arrive in Ukraine

MSF emergency teams have been deployed in all of Ukraine's neighbouring countries. This is the testimony of Christina Psarra, MSF coordinator in Poland, who explains the arrival of the mobile medical units in different regions of the war-torn country.
Rebecca Smith, responsable des activités médicales, avec un collègue MSF à l'hôpital Paharer Uddi, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rebecca Smith, responsable des activités médicales de l'hôpital Paharer Uddi de MSF - connu sous le nom d'"hôpital sur la colline" - à Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh.
Rebecca Smith

Bangladesh

Rebecca Smith, the testimony of one of the "MSF women on the lead"

Rebecca Smith is medical activity manager in Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) ‘Hospital on the Hill’ in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which provides healthcare to the Rohingya refugees living in the 23 refugee camps. She began working with MSF when she was a refugee herself, running from conflict in her native Liberia and seeking refuge in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
UKRAINE. Mariupol. 24 February 2022. A civilian house destroyed by a rocket.

Ukraine

MSF staff in Mariupol: "The humanitarian disaster continues"

In this audio testimony, MSF staff highlight the enormous difficulties that people in the besieged area of Mariupol face in obtaining health care and accessing medicines.
Photo collage with portraits of MSF women leaders who testified on International Women's Day 2022

Women on the lead : Celebrating MSF leaders

Many women working in MSF medical projects have had to overcome barriers to be leaders, including gender stereotypes. Yet they stand out as change-makers and advocates in MSF and their communities, transforming perceptions about women and ensuring their voices contribute to making our programs inclusive and accessible to all.
View of Odessa from a car driven by MSF staff. 7 March, 2022 © MSF

Ukraine

In Odessa, “everyone is preparing for the worst”

Carla Melki, emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has just returned from the port city of Odessa in southern Ukraine.
 Lviv. 27 February 2022. Hundreds of people trying to escape the on-going conflict in Ukraine wait for a train to Poland at the central train station in Lviv.

Ukraine

Emergency Ukraine: A race against time for survival

Over ten days into the conflict and its escalation, we are beginning to see the impact on civilians. A full-scale war has broken out in many areas, making travel difficult, dangerous or simply impossible.
Late-night loading of MSF emergency medical supplies onto a train at Lviv station, to be dispatched as rapidly as possible to hospitals in Kyiv. 5 March 2022

Ukraine

MSF rushes emergency medical supplies from Ukraine warehouse to Kyiv by train

MSF's first international supplies had arrived in Ukraine, and had been unloaded in the warehouse, just a few hours before.
UKRAINE. Mariupol. 24 February 2022. Civilians whose homes were hit by a rocket leave the area.

Ukraine

Corridors are not enough in Ukraine

In the besieged city of Mariupol, thousands of people, including MSF staff and their families, remain cut off from the world. MSF is closely monitoring the ongoing reports about an agreement for safe passage of civilians this weekend.
Lviv. 26 février Lviv. 26 February 2022. Children seen through the window of an evacuation train heading for the border with Poland, as thousands of people attempt to flee the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Ukraine

How MSF is trying to access the areas most affected by fighting

Bérengère Guais, deputy head of emergency programmes in Paris, explains in this itnerview the challenges and difficulties of the association's deployment in Ukraine.

Pages