Stories & News

27 Aug 2020

The civil war in South Sudan has had widespread effects on civilians since it began in 2013. MSF teams are responding to the latest wave of violence, which has displaced tens of thousands of people into the bush and left them in need of healthcare, food, sanitation, and basic shelter. 

13 Aug 2020

In the week since the devastating blast in Beirut, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing medical care and mental health support to those most impacted by the explosion. With the city already struggling with an economic crisis and a surge in COVID-19 cases, healthcare assistance is even more essential to those living in Lebanon.

07 Aug 2020

On 4 August 2020, a powerful blast ripped through the port warehouses near central Beirut in Lebanon, after highly explosive material that was being stored there ignited. More than a hundred people were killed and nearly 5,000 thousand were injured.

31 Jul 2020

Dr Khairil Musa, an intensive care doctor from Sydney, reflects on his time working with MSF in Aden, Yemen

30 Jul 2020

Nicholas Menner, an electrician from Goolwa, South Australia, worked with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Malawi in mid-2019. He was involved in constructing the new operating theatre and inpatient ward opened in Blantyre in December 2019 to begin surgical treatment for cancer patients.

30 Jul 2020

Aucklander Vanessa Cramond’s work with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has taken her from Zimbabwe, to Sudan, Syria and the Amsterdam Emergency Support Desk over more than 12 years.


With the coronavirus pandemic stretching on, we could all do with some good news right now. As our teams continue to work with communities around the world to improve healthcare and save lives, we’re celebrating some recent successes in which we played a part. 

The protests against police brutality towards black people in the United States keep on reverberating around the world and shining a light on the deadly impact of racism globally, including in Australia and New Zealand.  

So, let us start off this editorial by writing the most important three words you will read here—black lives matter. Full stop. They matter in South Sudan, South Africa, they matter in Australia, they matter in the USA. This is a fact without borders. 


Seven years. That’s how long many asylum seekers and refugees have been held on Nauru and Papua New Guinea, with still no end in sight. 

Seven years of various forms of detention, uncertainty about the future and a lack of control over even the basic details of their lives.  

Australia’s offshore processing system is dangerous, causing devastating mental health suffering. 

08 Jul 2020

Across Bangladesh, the number of people suffering from COVID-19 has climbed persistently since March, with more than 149,000 cases reported. 

For patients in the paediatric ward at Goyalmara, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s mother and child hospital in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps, COVID-19 is causing significant issues with accessing routine health care.