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Masalit family of refugees in Chad
09 Jan 2024

A retrospective mortality survey carried out among Sudanese refugees in Chad documents the appalling scale of violence that swept through the region last June, while atrocities have continued in recent months in the region of El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur. 

Children walking in Camp 5 after fires, Bangladesh
09 Jan 2024

At one hour past midnight on January 7, a fire broke out in Camp 5, one of the 33 camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 

As a result, 7,000 Rohingya refugees are now without shelter. Again. 

Baby Mikaela, treated by the MSF team at Adre.
05 Jan 2024

Little Mikaela is a spark of hope. For everyone in the MSF teams helping in east of Chad, but also to the refugees who know that their children can received free care when needed. 

HIV positive patient
04 Jan 2024

At the end of 2023, people living with HIV in the care of MSF in Dawei were transferred to the National Aids Program, whereas MSF’s support still remain

Two mothers carrying their children in the new neonatal ward
04 Jan 2024

Dr Monica Costeira from Portugal is a paediatrician in MSF’s project in Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh Province of Afghanistan. Following a four month assignment, she reports on the gaps in access to paediatric and neonatal healthcare for mothers in northern Afghanistan and describes the strength and resilience of families and children at the Mazar-i-Sharif Regional Hospital.

nursing team

In 2012, a year after war broke out in Syria Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a burn care unit in Atmeh, in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province. It is currently the only facility treating burn patients in northwestern Syria, home to more than more than 4.5 million people, most of whom are displaced. 

MSF staff

The recent escalation of the Israel-Gaza war has only exacerbated the violence and restrictions imposed on the Palestinians living in the West Bank. 

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.