Statements & Opinion

MSF nurse Aziza
30 Dec 2022

Kabul, 30 December, 2022 - After months of continuous restrictions placed on the female population of Afghanistan, limitations placed on their participation in everyday life, access to education, and most recently even the right to work for non-governmental organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the Islamic Emirate’s erasure of women from social life in the country.

12 Dec 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is aware of one or more boats carrying some 160 refugees, most likely Rohingya people, floating at sea near Malaysian waters.

Some people on board have reportedly died due to lack of food or water. While MSF has no information about the specific health needs of people on the boat, it is very likely that provision of life-saving medical assistance will be required as deaths have been reported.

07 Dec 2022

Canberra is well placed to broker a new deal for resettling the region’s most vulnerable refugees.

08 Nov 2022

Geneva (MSF/ICRC) – Climate change is not a distant threat. It is already dramatically affecting vulnerable people across the globe. In particular, the changing climate is having devastating consequences for people living in conflict situations and those who don’t have access to basic health care.

Médecins Sans Frontières launches medical activities in the Pacific nation of Kiribati
21 Oct 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started providing medical humanitarian assistance in Kiribati, as climate change exacerbates health risks in the country. 

As we mark five years of targeted military violence against the Rohingya, executive director Jennifer Tierney reflects on the situation that these refugees face—and how we can do something to end the uncertainty they live in.

04 Jul 2022

The overturning of the constitutional right to abortion in the US this week, enshrined since the Roe vs Wade ruling of 1973, has brought attention to the issue of access to safe abortion care worldwide and how this essential service needs safeguarding from political debate.



25 Jun 2022

The Directors of Communications at Médecins Sans Frontières release the below statement addressing issues of problematic imagery and their use.

06 Apr 2022

As millions of Ukrainians pour over borders seeking safety, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging Australians to bring their humanity to the polling booth in the upcoming Federal elections.

As millions of Ukrainians pour over borders seeking safety, we’re urging Australians to bring their humanity to the polling booth at the upcoming election.