As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic threatens lives all over the world, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is acutely aware that the suffering inflicted won’t be distributed evenly.
For people forced to flee violence and seek shelter in overcrowded camps, where they share tents with multiple families, physical distancing is simply impossible. For others living in remote and underprivileged areas, clean water and soap – let alone healthcare – is hard to come by. And as health systems struggle to cope with rising cases of COVID-19, it is increasingly hard for people to get treatment for deadly illnesses like malaria, HIV and tuberculosis.
Right now, as some of the most advanced health systems in the world are struggling with the pressure of COVID-19, MSF is lending our expertise where it is needed.