Stories & News

Fighting a cholera epidemic
05 Mar 2024

With the resurgence of cholera cases since mid-December 2023 in the capital and several provinces of Zambia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is involved in the emergency response alongside the Ministry of Health. The focus is on supporting patient care and fighting the spread of the outbreak in Lusaka and Ndola, the two largest cities in the country.

Gaza

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has heavily condemned an attack in Gaza City where Israeli forces reportedly opened fire on a large group of Palestinians while they waited for food from humanitarian aid trucks. 

Professor James Ebdon from the University of Brighton
29 Feb 2024

When you think of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), images of medical teams providing life-saving care probably come to mind. But MSF's impact extends well beyond medical aid, with significant efforts in areas that are not just medical. 

A displaced Palestinian family inside their tent in the southern Gaza town of Rafah’s Al-Shaboura neighborhood.

Restrictions on aid and a lack of protection for humanitarian staff makes it nearly impossible to provide care in Gaza.

Men, women and children, returning from Sudan with their belongings
27 Feb 2024

As the risk of disease outbreaks in overcrowded transit sites grows, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges organisations and authorities to strengthen humanitarian assistance to alleviate people's suffering.

DRC

Ituri province, in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been gripped for decades by recurring cycles of violence. Since mid-February there has been a resurgence of attacks, many of them targeting civilians, resulting in significant casualties, especially among women and children.

Patient from Ukraine
23 Feb 2024

Two years on from the escalation of war in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, MSF teams continue to assist patients on the frontlines of a seemingly never ending war. 

MSF Secretary General addresses the UN

On 22 February, MSF Secretary General Christopher Lockyear addressed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and demanded an immediate and sustained ceasefire in Gaza

An MSF vehicle in Gaza after an attack by Israeli forces.

In an address today, MSF's Secretary General called for urgent action in Gaza.

In complete defiance of worldwide calls for an enduring ceasefire, Israel has stated it will carry out a ground offensive on Rafah threatening the lives of more than one million Palestinians.