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Nigeria: Médecins Sans Frontières supports awareness on sexual violence in Port Harcourt

Early this year Médecins Sans Frontières, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, opened the...

Lesotho: Free maternal care has an impressive return on investment

The introduction of free deliveries at a hospital in Lesotho, the country with one of the highest...


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Lake Chad: “The only certainty is that people will remain uprooted and continue to live in fear”


The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, also known as Boko Haram. Government military operations in response are also...more

In Memoriam: Médecins Sans Frontières colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack


October 3, 2015 will forever remain a black day in Médecins Sans Frontières’ history. In the early hours of the morning, Médecins Sans Frontières’ trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan came under precise and repeated airstrikes....more

Syria: Médecins Sans Frontières appalled that another supported hospital in Damascus area hit by missiles


At 2:30 pm local time on Thursday 19 November, an aerial attack was launched on Erbin, one of the besieged zones to the east of Damascus. Half an hour later, at approximately 3:00pm, when seven wounded were arriving for urgent...more

South Sudan: Médecins Sans Frontières tackles spike in malaria with help of local communities


An exceptionally severe malaria season is again hitting South Sudan and the Abyei Special Administrative Area, with a dramatic increase in cases. But with few health facilities in this remote area, people with severe malaria...more

South Sudan: Patients treated by Médecins Sans Frontières in Malakal PoC triples as living conditions jeopardize health of thousands


The number of patients treated by Médecins Sans Frontières on a weekly basis in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in Malakal has tripled since June, as the health of the population sheltering in the camp is being...more

Yemen: “The air raids continued – ten to fifteen almost every day”


On 26 October, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike destroyed the hospital in Haydan that Médecins Sans Frontières supports. Programme coordinator Miriam Czech, who used to go to Haydan several times a week to assist personnel and...more

Palestine: “Médecins Sans Frontières urges the relevant military authorities to comply with International Humanitarian Law”


On the night of the 11th of November, Israeli agents raided El Ahli Hospital in Hebron, arresting one patient and killing one of his caretakers. The patient had been hospitalized for the past 20 days and was receiving mental...more

On Danger's Doorstep - Surgery on the front lines in Yemen


“The feeling I had was that if I stopped working, people would start dying,” said Australian surgeon, Dr John Swinnen, who recently returned from Yemen on his sixth surgical mission with Médecins Sans Frontières.more

Ebola: “Science should be at the service of survivors”


The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone was declared over on 7 November, but in neighbouring Guinea, people are still being infected by the disease which has claimed more than 11,000 lives in West Africa. But despite the unprecedented...more

DRC: Behind every number


Thomas Silfverberg is a Swedish doctor working in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has recently been working on measles in Mulongo and shares his experiences with us.more

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