November 21, 2016

As the fighting intensifies in and around Mosul, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to worsen. As part of its response to the widespread medical needs, MSF has established one field hospital with surgical capacity about 30 km north of the city and is setting up another in Qayyarah, some 60 km to the south.

October 02, 2015

Mohamed is originally from Derek, a town in the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, between the borders with Iraq and Turkey. He later moved to Syria’s capital city, Damascus, to work as a minibus driver. A father of four, his youngest child is not yet walking. Mohamed and his family fled Damascus in 2013 when war broke out in Syria and the city became unsafe.

August 12, 2015

The situation on the Greek island of Kos has taken a sour turn, with more than 7,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arriving to the island over the month of July — a two-fold increase compared to June.

July 22, 2015

Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers are currently stranded in precarious conditions across several Greek islands, despite repeated calls since December 2014 by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to Greek authorities and the European Union to address the lack of reception capacity.

January 27, 2015

Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking refuge in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq have now settled in Dohuk governorate, where four Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams are providing care for the most vulnerable people. Mobile clinics in Dohuk and Zakho respond to the needs of an estimated 20,000 people still living outside the camps in unfinished buildings and informal settlements. People have travelled far and under extremely difficult conditions to arrive here for shelter.

June 19, 2014

Friday is World Refugee Day, an opportunity to recognize the struggles of many people around the world whose lives have been affected by events beyond their control.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works with refugees in a variety of contexts. Myriam Ouimet is a doctor from Montreal on mission with MSF in Iraq, where she works with Syrian refugees. As she explains in the video above, although her work is difficult, she knows she is making an important contribution.

June 19, 2014

On June 12, an estimated 500,000 people reportedly fled Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul – a commercial hub that has a population of about 2 million – after armed opposition groups took control of the city. People have fled from the west to the east of the city, to other parts of Ninewah Governorate, and to the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRG) while fighting and indiscriminate shelling is continuing in several areas of the country.