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At the frontlines

When conflict breaks out, we are there for those in urgent need.

For people trapped in war zones, access to healthcare can be almost impossible. Without basic medical care people die, from war wounds, car crash injuries, treatable diseases and childbirth.

In countries like Iraq, Yemen and South Sudan, Médecins Sans Frontières’ expert medical and logistics teams work at the frontlines to ensure men, women and children can access the care they need.

Operating inside a war zone

Australian doctor, Jessica Chua, worked at a Médecins Sans Frontières-supported hospital in Yemen:
 
“Amir, an eight-year-old boy, came in with multiple injuries from a bomb blast in Taiz. He had unimaginable wounds - with an open fracture on his left femur, leg and jaw - and must have been in excruciating pain.
 
We ended up amputating his right leg.
 
Despite all these injuries, I got to see Amir recover.
 
Every day he would sit with his elder brother, who never left his side from the day of admission. Both of them quietly working on colouring in letters and numbers in a workbook.”
 
In many countries where we work, during the conflict and once the fighting stops, our expert teams provide healthcare for people in need, including psychosocial care, treatment for malnutrition and vaccinations against infectious diseases. 

Donate Today

Our doctors are on the ground in places like Afghanistan, South Sudan and Syria. They need your help wherever they are so they can continue to provide emergency medical assistance. Please make a donation today. Your donation will go towards our work in around 70 countries. 

 

 
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