News from our projects

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20 Jun 2022

Since 2016, MSF has been providing free access to healthcare services to those who fled Hawija during the control of the Islamic State group, including those who have since returned and those who chose not to leave. 

Many healthcare facilities were either partially or entirely destroyed during the battles to retake Hawija from the control of the IS group, leaving the returning population with reduced access to much-needed healthcare services. 

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09 Jun 2022

In Ukraine, people escaping shelling, living with war wounds, or worrying about their loved ones in conflict zones usually don’t consider their mental health, say MSF psychologists. As a result, the psychological consequences of the current conflict can seem invisible, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

After 100 days of the war in Ukraine, our mental health teams across the country are raising the alarm on the worrying psychological symptoms they are seeing.

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02 Jun 2022

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the highest prevalence rates of tuberculosis in the world, with 30,000 new cases reported every year. The high prevalence is such that the PNG government has declared a state of emergency in several provinces. 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with patients in PNG to strengthen the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of one of the country’s leading causes of death.

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Médecins Sans Frontières’ history is one of constantly striving to adapt, improve and expand our medical care for people in crisis or excluded from healthcare. 

Throughout we have been driven to improve the safety, effectiveness, timeliness and equity of our care—four important domains of quality care. But 50 years on, it is in the fifth domain of patient-centredness, one that both intersects with and underpins the other four, that we hope to achieve our greatest cumulative impact.

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Far from international media attention, armed violence continues to rage in many parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), forcing entire communities from their homes and onto a path of death and despair. 

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13 May 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides mental healthcare to children and adolescents on the move at various points along the migration route in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

Many report experiencing or witnessing violence, discrimination, and trauma. Poor physical and mental health is particularly worrying among children and adolescents as it can impact their development and their general wellbeing.

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12 May 2022

The Rohingya are a stateless people and one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, but their struggle has been largely forgotten.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for Australians to #VoteForHumanity in May 2022 and to ask our leaders to address their plight.

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02 May 2022

Following devastating flash floods on 11 April, the scale of damage to water, sanitation and sewage treatment systems in KwaZulu-Natal’s eThekwini Municipality is now clear.

To mitigate outbreaks of water-borne diseases, MSF mobile medical teams are consulting daily in the many halls, churches, tents and schools that serve as temporary shelters. These teams are supported by four MSF health promoters who walk the surrounding communities sharing information about water quality issues and risks, and connecting individuals left traumatised by the floods to MSF counsellors.

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26 Apr 2022

For over five decades, ever since Israel occupied the Palestinian Territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian people have experienced continued and repeated traumas.  

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20 Apr 2022

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country, has been severely affected by the Russian offensive. While many fled the conflict, those who stayed have taken refuge in underground stations to escape the incessant bombing.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are offering primary healthcare consultations in several stations.