Stories & News

MSF team in Hawija
09 Apr 2024

Located at the west of Kirkuk Governorate, the Hawija district was part of Iraq’s one-third of territory that fell under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group in 2014. For three years, thousands of people fled their homes, leaving everything behind. Hundreds of thousands were displaced into camps in Kirkuk and other governorates. The district’s health infrastructure sustained significant damage. 

08 Apr 2024

As of February 2024, close to 190,000 people have been displaced in Kassala state alone, underscoring the urgent need for comprehensive humanitarian assistance. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) planned a 10-week program to provide targeted medical and humanitarian aid in response to the acute emergency.  

08 Apr 2024

When conflict erupted near Matt Cowling's MSF placement in Sudan, his placement turned into something unexpected. Having recently returned, he discusses his year-long experience and his observations of the ongoing hostilities in Sudan.

Attack in Ukraine
08 Apr 2024

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the missile attack on its office in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on 5 April. Following the attack, in which MSF's office was destroyed, we have suspended medical humanitarian activities in the Donetsk region temporarily, except supporting emergency care and ambulance referral services.  

MSF Doctor Ola Al Hitary, following up on the patients admitted to the pediatric department
04 Apr 2024
02 Apr 2024

Scarlett Wong, a Sydney-based psychologist, speaks about her three-week placement in a situation that is “the worst humanitarian disaster I have ever seen.”

02 Apr 2024

After a 14-day long operation by Israeli forces in and around the facility, Al-Shifa hospital—the largest hospital in the Gaza strip—is now out of service. MSF calls for the safe evacuation of the remaining patients at Al-Shifa hospital so they can receive urgent medical care.

28 Mar 2024

Five months of armed conflict along Lebanon’s southern border have resulted in hundreds of deaths and forced more than 91,000 people from their homes.

26 Mar 2024

After more than five months, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally passed a resolution today calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during the month of Ramadan, which ends 9 April.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been active in calling for an immediate ceasefire—but this resolution for a two-week pause is not enough. 

22 Mar 2024

As leaders meet to negotiate the global “pandemic accord," Australia must do more to ensure we are prepared for future public health emergencies. Simon Eccleshall, Head of Programs for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Australia, reflects on the lessons we've learned and what is needed going forward.