Stories & News

28 May 2024

Dr Christos Christou, Médecins Sans Frontières International President, addressed the National Press Club of Australia on "The state of humanitarianism today".

Aerial view of a refugee camp for displaced Palestinians in the southern Gaza town of Rafah’s Al-Salam neighborhood.

“No single health care facility in Gaza can handle a mass casualty event such as this one.”

South Sudan
27 May 2024

In recent years, both increased flooding and more severe droughts have made food and water scarce, with cattle keepers and farmers moving farther from functional healthcare facilities and medical care.

21 May 2024

The displaced people of Al-Hasahisa camp, in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur state, found themselves caught in between the crossfire. Besieged by RSF for months, the injured were left unable to seek medical care outside the camp, and water and food supplies were blocked.

21 May 2024

MSF calls on the warring parties to stop violating health facilities and guarantee the safety of medical personnel and to grant the necessary travel permits for our staff and supplies.

Al Shifa
21 May 2024

In the last seven months the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip has been systematically dismantled. Staff and patients from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have had to leave 12 different health structures and have endured 26 violent incidents.

Communities in South Sudan collecting water
21 May 2024

Water and sanitation specialist, Syed Imran Ali, was working in a refugee camp in South Sudan when his team were faced with a mystery. What they discovered changed how they thought about safe water supply, and is now helping to save lives in humanitarian crises around the world.

20 May 2024

Extreme rains have caused severe flooding in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, with over 2.1 million people affected. More than 600,000 people have been displaced from their homes, with many living in makeshift shelters.

16 May 2024

More than 2.9 million people live across the 11 districts in the West Bank, but it's estimated that around 61 per cent of the area is off limits to Palestinians. In the midst of this uncertainty, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are attempting to bridge the gaps between health services and patients.

13 May 2024

Two children who were receiving care in MSF's intensive care unit at Babiker Nahar Paediatric Hospital died after an airstrike on 11 May led to a roof collapse. MSF calls on all warring parties to protect civilians and ensure the protection of health structures, as they are obligated to do under International Humanitarian Law.