Stories & News

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.

DRC

In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the humanitarian crisis has reached dramatic heights in 2023, with massive levels of violence and displacement. 

Art auction
19 Dec 2023

In response to the humanitarian crisis occurring in Gaza, a group of Australian artists came together and organised an online auction to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), raising a total of AUD $218,496, in one week.

destruction on Al-Nassser Hospital

As Israeli forces shift their focus to the south of Gaza, Palestinians face mounting health risks as the intense bombing continues in what was supposed to be a safe area.

Dr Rasheed Fakhri, MSF surgeon
21 Dec 2023

In the aftermath of a harrowing war in his cherished homeland, Iraq, Dr Rasheed Fakhri found himself at a crossroads. To stay or to flee. 

Little did he know that this uncertain path would lead him to serve his fellow Iraqis for nearly 17 years, far from the familiar streets of home. This is the story of his unchartered journey with MSF, where his dedication and compassion played a pivotal role in reshaping lives amidst the chaos of post-war Iraq.