Tag: Conflict

MSF office and pharmacy in Rakhine state destroyed in fire amid ongoing violence

BUTHIDAUNG – Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply alarmed that our office and pharmacy in Buthidaung, Rakhine state, Myanmar, burnt down on 15 April. The burning down of MSF’s office and pharmacy is just the latest blow to what is a decimation...

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Displaced by war, people in eastern Sudan urgently need food, water and shelter

Following the outbreak of war in Sudan in April 2023, close to 190,000 people have been displaced in the country’s Kassala state alone up until February 2024. Among them are approximately 40,000 people who fled recent violence in Al-Jazeera state. The plight of internally displaced people in...

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Gaza: An urgent call from Al-Shifa

After losing contact with MSF staff trapped inside Al-Shifa Hospital while it was under attack, we were able to reach a member of our team this morning. This is what they told us. Please note that the situation at Al-Shifa...

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Gazans displaced in West Bank long to return home

Thousands of Gazans working in Israel had their permits cancelled after 7 October 2023.   Following the attacks carried out by Hamas on 7 October, thousands of Gazans working in Israel had their permits cancelled. According to the Palestinian Ministry of...

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Gaza: MSF staff successfully cross to Egypt

MSF's international staff in Gaza were permitted to leave following negotiations for foreign passport holders and international aid workers. All Médecins Sans Frontières international staff unable to leave Gaza since 7 October have successfully crossed the Egypt border via the...

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Gaza: MSF performs surgeries, donates supplies amid overcrowded facilities

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing surgical and inpatient care, while preparing a medicine and medical consumables donation to hospitals and health facilities, in Gaza today. “Health facilities need this equipment because of the many injured patients,” says Ayman Al-Djaroucha, MSF...

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MSF calls for urgent international help for Sudanese refugees in Chad as major crisis looms

As people continue to flee the conflict in Sudan, more than 358,000 refugees have arrived at the border town Adré, in eastern Chad. Refugee camps are being built, but the shelter and basic facilities available in the camps are wholly...

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Khartoum: Lack of essential visas for MSF staff threatens life-saving care in hospital

Without visas being urgently granted by the Sudanese authorities, MSF may soon be forced to withdraw its support to the Turkish Hospital in Khartoum. Visa applications for emergency staff – including surgeons, nurses, and other specialists – have been pending for...

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Safeguarding the mind: protecting mental well-being amidst the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has created a huge need for psychological support ranging from psychological first aid to comprehensive psychological care. People have experienced fear, trauma and isolation and are showing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.  MSF psychologists are responding...

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“I saw many corpses on my way” – Stories from the massive influx of wounded Sudanese in eastern Chad

By the time the current conflict in Sudan broke out in mid-April, its Darfur region had already been facing war and ethnic violence for over two decades. Today’s fighting – which first erupted in Khartoum between the Sudanese Armed Forces...

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Sudan: Fleeing conflict, hundreds of thousands face hardship and disease in overcrowded camps in White Nile State

26 July, 2023 - More than 140,000 people, mostly South Sudanese women and children fleeing from Khartoum, have newly arrived in White Nile state since conflict broke out in Sudan and are now facing huge unmet needs for food, shelter,...

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Extreme violence in Las Anod forces MSF to close activities 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reached the difficult decision to withdraw our services from Las Anod General Hospital, Sool region, located within the internationally-recognised borders of Somalia,* due to increased volatility and repeated security incidents which have impacted the safe...

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