Stories & News

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06 Apr 2022

On the morning of Friday 1 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) finalised our first medical train transfer of patients in Ukraine.

Nine patients in serious but stable condition were transferred from a hospital in Zaporizhzhia, in the southeast of the country, to major referral hospitals in Lviv, on a dedicated medical 2-carriage train that MSF has developed together with the Ukrainian Railways. The patients were accompanied by a team of nine MSF medical staff. 

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. 

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Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomes the announcement that refugees being held under Australia’s harmful policy regime will be allowed to resettle in New Zealand, but notes that the deal will leave hundreds of others without a resettlement pathway. 

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24 Mar 2022

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious global public health concern and one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Rates of TB in Libya are on the rise, linked to an apparent lack of knowledge and awareness in the country about this health issue, which often leads to late detection and treatment. 

On World Tuberculosis Day, we look at one of our many projects focusing on TB care—a capacity building project to improve tuberculosis care in Libya, with special consideration for drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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24 Mar 2022

Sasha, a long-time staff member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from Mariupol, Ukraine, describes life in the city as it was encircled and bombarded by Russian forces. For security reasons, he is using only his first name.

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With COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong hitting new highs, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has rapidly organised a project team to step up its response in an effort to support the current fight against the outbreak.

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18 Mar 2022

In June 2021, three Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff were brutally murdered in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Following a New York Times investigation into the killings of our colleagues, MSF is urging the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) to respond. 

Following is a statement from the president of MSF Spain, Paula Gil. 

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17 Mar 2022

Aleksandr Burmin (name changed) is an MSF staff member in Ukraine. Like so many other Ukrainians, the conflict has forced Aleksandr to flee his home, and is now internally displaced within the country.

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08 Mar 2022

Carla Melki, emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has just returned from the port city of Odessa in southern Ukraine. There she was part of an MSF team that has been assessing the situation in order to help plan our activities in response to the war in the country.

From Moldova, a neighbouring country to which refugees are escaping, she explains the fears the Russian offensive is causing and the priorities for MSF’s intervention.

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07 Mar 2022

In the besieged city of Mariupol, thousands of people including MSF staff and families remain cut off from the world. Laurent Ligozat, MSF’s emergency coordinator in Ukraine, shares his concerns about the safety of civilians in the city.