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July 29, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the July 28 attack on Gaza City’s Al Shifa hospital, where an MSF surgical team has been working. Al Shifa is the main referral hospital for the entire Gaza Strip.

July 23, 2014

It’s July 21, 2014, and the sun is setting over Gaza. “It’s going to be a busy night,” says Alaa, a driver with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Gaza City. With missiles from Israeli tanks and navy ships exploding a few kilometres from MSF’s local base, the organization’s surgical team heads for Al Shifa hospital, where medical staff are already anticipating a large influx of wounded. 

July 13, 2014

The intensity of bombings in the Israeli military operation “Protective Edge” makes it extremely dangerous for the population — and for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical teams  in Gaza to move around. As of today, hospitals in Gaza are managing to cope with the influx of wounded arriving.

September 07, 2010

Statement of clarification regarding MSF collaboration with Israeli doctors in eastern Congo and its intervention in Palestinian Territories

MSF program manager Filipe Ribero has conducted several evaluations at sites where displaced persons are living in Tbilisi and Gori.  In the field, there is a sharp contrast between a massive influx of international aid and limited opportunities — for now — to provide assistance. What is the current situation in Georgia?

Fighting has calmed in and around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, and the warring parties have reached a ceasefire agreement. The short, violent conflict has displaced a lot of people in Georgia, South Ossetia and the Northern Caucasus region of Russia. As of 20 August, MSF is still unable to access South Ossetia, the area where the conflict had broken out, in order to conduct an independent needs assessment and provide medical and humanitarian aid to the population if necessary.

An MSF emergency team based in Tbilisi has been able to gain access to the separatist province of South Ossetia and visit Tskhinvali Hospital. MSF, which already provides support to displaced people in Tbilisi, has offered to provide medical assistance in South Ossetia. On August 23 an MSF team was able to gain access to Tskhinvali in Southern Ossetia, visiting the republican hospital in this city where intense fighting broke out on August 7. The situation has been slowly returning to normal in the aftermath of the peace accord signed by Russia and Georgia.

In Tbilisi, MSF emergency teams are providing medical aid to those who have fled the fighting among Russians, Ossetians, and Georgians in South Ossetia. They are chiefly offering medical attention to people in shelters, some of them very elderly. Kalistine G. is having a hard time getting used to her new surroundings. This 82-year-old native of Georgia has been in Tbilisi for several days, where she has found refuge in an abandoned building that used to house the former Finance Ministry.