Stories & News

HIV positive patient
04 Jan 2024

At the end of 2023, people living with HIV in the care of MSF in Dawei were transferred to the National Aids Program, whereas MSF’s support still remain

Two mothers carrying their children in the new neonatal ward
04 Jan 2024

Dr Monica Costeira from Portugal is a paediatrician in MSF’s project in Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh Province of Afghanistan. Following a four month assignment, she reports on the gaps in access to paediatric and neonatal healthcare for mothers in northern Afghanistan and describes the strength and resilience of families and children at the Mazar-i-Sharif Regional Hospital.

nursing team

In 2012, a year after war broke out in Syria Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a burn care unit in Atmeh, in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province. It is currently the only facility treating burn patients in northwestern Syria, home to more than more than 4.5 million people, most of whom are displaced. 

MSF staff

The recent escalation of the Israel-Gaza war has only exacerbated the violence and restrictions imposed on the Palestinians living in the West Bank. 

Baby being examined by MSF nurse
03 Jan 2024

In August 2023, MSF launched medical services at Mazar-i-Sharif Regional Hospital in Balkh Province in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, aiming to reduce paediatric and neonatal mortality rates in the northern provinces.

Monica Wambui Muchai, MSF project medical referent, and Abdel Yasser Alassane, former MSF project coordinator

Set up two years ago, MSF’s South Sudan Emergency Response Unit (SSERU) was designed as a first responder to crises across South Sudan and to reinforce MSF’s preparedness for dealing with emergencies. This article describes the SSERU’s first major emergency response which took place in Paloich in July and August 2023. 

MSF team providing physiotherapy
03 Jan 2024

With Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine has become the most heavily mined country globally; around 30 per cent of its territory may be contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance.

 

Nablus area

Abbas* is one of over 6,000 Palestinians from Gaza who used to work in Israel and became refugees in the West Bank as a result of the Israel-Gaza war. Now a patient of MSF teams offering psychological support in Nablus, he describes the ordeal of being displaced and separated from his family, who remains trapped under the bombs in Gaza.

displaced people in south sudan
20 Dec 2023

South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, experienced severe instability throughout 2022 continuing into early 2023. Eight out of its ten states were wracked by violence. This upheaval triggered extensive population displacements, predominantly in the Abyei Special Administrative Area and regions such as Twic County. 

enduring ceasefire
22 Nov 2023

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Australia Executive Director Jennifer Tierney has written to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, urging him to do everything in his power to bring about an enduring ceasefire in Gaza and Israel.