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“Violence has no religion,” attests a Palestinian member of the Médecins Sans Frontières team in Gaza

Since the start of the war, several Palestinian members of the Médecins Sans Frontières team in...

Gaza : “Here I feel safe” – a Palestinian member of staff taking refuge in the Médecins Sans Frontières office

The number of people displaced by the bombing around Shifa hospital is now over 150,000 – almost...


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Bulgaria: Appalling conditions in reception centres following influx of Syrian refugees

Syria, Bulgaria / 21.11.13

In Sofia and Harmanli (in Haskovo province) Médecins Sans Frontières teams have witnessed appalling conditions in reception centres and a disastrous lack of medical assistance for the refugees.

Support for Global Fund key to ensuring new Drug Resistant TB treatments are effective


31 October - A fully financed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) will be critical in ensuring that advances in Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatments can be effective, said international medical...

Why we need better vaccines


As GAVI meets to examine its progress and look ahead, policy changes are urgently needed.

Syria – Civilians forced to flee amidst heavy bombardments on Al Safira

Syria / 28.10.13

130,000 people have fled the district of Al Safira, in Aleppo province, which has been under violent attack since 8 October. There is currently insufficient humanitarian aid to meet the massive, and growing, needs of these...

Emergency in DRC: “The populations have been abandoned"

Democratic Republic of Congo / 25.10.13

With clashes intensifying in South Irumu, Orientale Province since October 21, Médecins Sans Frontières calls on the parties to the conflict to respect the civilian populations and the integrity of medical facilities. The medical...

Fighting in Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels

Central African Republic / 16.10.13

Tens of thousands of people have fled in a new wave of attacks and ruthless killings by armed groups and Government forces in north-western Central African Republic (CAR), the international medical aid organisation Médecins Sans...

Political will shown to work for chemical weapons access in Syria – same now needed urgently for humanitarian aid

Syria / 15.10.13

The massive political mobilisation seen around the issue of chemical weapons in Syria, reemphasised by the award last Friday of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), must...

European Union states must recognise human cost of repressive migration policies

Italy / 10.10.13

As a delegation of European and Italian leaders visits the Sicilian island of Lampedusa to honour all those who tragically lost their lives trying to reach the European coast, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans...

An invisible crisis: alarming psychological needs among Syrian refugees in Iraq

Iraq, Syria / 10.10.13

As the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to worsen, mental health needs among refugees fleeing to Iraq are steadily increasing, said Médecins Sans Frontières ahead of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October. In...

Médecins Sans Frontières limits medical activities in Mweso, DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo / 10.10.13

Médecins Sans Frontières has limited its medical activities in and around Mweso hospital in Congo’s North Kivu province after a succession of incidents where staff were intimidated, patients threatened, medical vehicles stopped...

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