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21 Nov 2022

Representatives of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been participating in the World Climate Conference (COP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Australian academic Patricia Schwerdtle, lecturer in nursing and midwifery and public health, Monash University has been part of MSF’s team at COP27.

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17 Nov 2022

The Ebola outbreak in Uganda was declared on 20th September. According to the Ministry of Health, as of 7th November: 136 cases have been confirmed, 53 deaths were confirmed from Ebola and 61 people recovered

Since the outbreak began, cases have been detected in a total of eight of Uganda’s 111 districts, including in the capital city. The government confirmed five cases on October 23rd in Kampala, a packed urban centre. 

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16 Nov 2022

On November 8, after 10 days at sea and three days of waiting at Catania port, all survivors on board the rescue ship Geo Barents were permitted by Italian authorities to safely disembark. The Geo Barents is a search and rescue ship operated by the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) lays bare the cruelty of the long-term detainment of more than 50,000 people, the majority of whom are children, in Al-Hol, northeast Syria.

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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.

Uganda: MSF response one month after the declaration of the Ebola epidemic
03 Nov 2022

Since September 20, 2022, the day the Ebola epidemic was declared in Uganda, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working alongside the Ministry of Health to support medical care in the country.

Lebanon: Cholera outbreak after nearly three decades
02 Nov 2022

After Syria, where a cholera outbreak has now spread over most of the country, affecting 13 of the 14 governorates, on October 6th, 2022, the Minister of Public Health (MoPH) in Lebanon has also officially declared a cholera outbreak in the country.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is in Lebanon helping provide access to water, set up sanitation systems, and provide medical aid.

Three people found handcuffed, four injured on the Aegean island of Lesvos
01 Nov 2022

Three people have been found handcuffed and four others injured, reportedly from beatings, on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams provided emergency medical care on the scene and referred the four injured people to hospital.

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. 

Syria: Cholera reappears after 15 years

Since September 2022, parts of Syria including north-east Syria and north-west Syria have been facing a major cholera outbreak. First linked to the contaminated water near the Euphrates River and the severe water shortage in the north of Syria, the outbreak has now spread across the country, and more than 13,000 suspected cases have been reported, including 60 deaths.

According to Raqqa National Hospital, this is the first time cholera has been confirmed in NES since 2007.