October 14, 2016

The indiscriminate bombing by Syrian and Russian forces is taking its toll on the children of east Aleppo. At least 321 children have been wounded and 114 have died as a result of airstrikes in the last three weeks alone, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. In addition, children have not been able to receive essential vaccinations, and water-borne diseases are reportedly on the rise.

October 11, 2016

The few remaining hospitals in east Aleppo, already overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, are facing yet another challenge: collecting people injured in the airstrikes. Just 11 ambulances are left in working order in the besieged city as eight are out of action in need of essential repairs, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

October 07, 2016

As eastern Aleppo witnesses the fiercest bombings since the beginning of the Syrian war, access to healthcare has become extremely limited. Seeking medical care is a danger in itself, with at least 23 recorded attacks on eastern Aleppo’s eight remaining hospitals recorded since the siege began in July.

September 23, 2016

MSF calls on the government of Jordan to remove restrictions on humanitarian aid and to allow its medical team to have access to the Berm, so that they can directly assess the medical needs of Syrians stranded there. MSF stresses that it will not endorse any proposal that involves Syrians being pushed or drawn back into Syria, or that does not make provision for the impartial delivery of quality medical care. MSF renews its call to find a long-term solution to the humanitarian situation of Syrians trapped at the Berm.

June 03, 2016

Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola this past December and the subsequent confirmation of dozens of cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing support in both countries to help contain the spread of the disease.

May 12, 2016

Almost a month after the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, the situation for refugees across Greece remains chaotic and inhumane. Around 50,000 people are stranded in appalling conditions in improvised camps and detention centres across the country. In what is becoming unbearable heat, many are unable to access the asylum system and are rapidly losing hope of joining their relatives or finding a place to live in peace.

May 06, 2016

The largest cholera vaccination campaign ever undertaken has just commenced in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. Over half a million people are expected to receive the oral cholera vaccine in an effort to curb an outbreak that began in February in the city’s overcrowded township areas. As of April 7, a total of 664 cases and 12 deaths had been reported in Lusaka.

May 04, 2016

On May 3, 2016, Doctor Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), addressed the United Nations Security Council ahead of a vote on a resolution to reaffirm the protection of health workers, hospitals and civilian infrastructure in conflict zones. The text of her speech is below.

April 28, 2016

The bombing of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported Al Quds hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday night has killed at least 14 people, including at least two doctors MSF announced today.

April 25, 2016

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today that it has resumed search, rescue and medical-aid operations in the central Mediterranean Sea between Africa and Europe, and has already conducted its first operation of 2016.