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Haiti: MSF strongly condemns the violent incursion of armed men in the Tabarre hospital

The organization is currently suspending all activities at the hospital.Port-au-Prince, July 7, 2023 – Last night, approximately 20 armed men violently entered the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Tabarre, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, to forcibly remove a patient...

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Sudan: child refugees in Chad, the direct victims of the conflict

Sudanese refugees continue to flood into Chad following the conflict that rages in their country, particularly in West Darfur. Among them are infants, children and adolescents who are vulnerable and, in some cases, severely injured. The pediatric ward at the...

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Haiti: the living hell of Port-au-Prince told by its inhabitants

Two years after the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, the city of Port-au-Prince continues its descent into violence. Day after day, the inhabitants of Haiti’s capital risk being kidnapped, injured or even killed in street clashes between gangs, civilian...

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South Sudan: A crisis within a crisis as people fleeing conflict in Sudan struggle for survival

Juba, 22 June 2023 – Thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan by crossing into South Sudan are now struggling for survival at transit centres in Upper Nile and Northern Bahr El Ghazal states, says international medical organisation...

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MSF condemns denial of medical access in Jenin during the largest military raid in the West Bank since 2002

Jenin, Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), July 3, 2023 – MSF staff are currently providing emergency healthcare in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, following a large-scale raid by Israeli forces in the city’s refugee camp, the largest in the...

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Insecurity and lack of access to healthcare: the forgotten emergency of Ituri

Since early 2023, Djugu territory in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has seen intense intercommunal violence and armed clashes, forcing an estimated 156,000 people to flee their homes. This is the latest surge of violence in a decades-long...

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Over 600 war-wounded Sudanese arrive in Adré hospital in eastern Chad in the space of just three days

June 16, 2023 - As violence rages in West Darfur, wounded people are coming in waves to Adré hospital in Chad, where they are being treated by MSF and Ministry of Health teams. At least 242 wounded were received on...

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Exceptional number of war surgeries show suffering in Khartoum

Today marks two months since heavy fighting broke out in Khartoum and rapidly spread to other areas of Sudan. MSF’s surgical team working in Bashair Teaching Hospital in Khartoum sees the suffering caused by this conflict every day. In five...

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License for violence: unrestrained settlers bring unprecedented hardships for Palestinians

As Israeli settlements grow throughout the West Bank, incidents involving settlers are at an all-time high. With Israeli forces failing to prevent violence and sometimes enabling it, Palestinians are more exposed to brutality than ever. In areas of heavy settler...

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Renewed conflict in Khartoum brings new influx of displaced people to Wad Madani

Wad Madani/Brussels – Heavy fighting resumed in Sudan’s capital after the end of the most recent ceasefire this week. MSF teams in Wad Madani have seen a worrying increase in the number of people arriving from Khartoum. Around 5,000 people...

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No Time to Wait to Protect Vulnerable Lives in Sudan

By Stephen Cornish, The General Director of MSF Switzerland If you think the events in Sudan right now are an emergency without warning, think again.  The current conflict is instead an acute symptom of a crisis that has plagued the country for...

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Refugees in eastern Chad may become ‘trapped’ and ‘forgotten’ with onset of the rainy season

N’djamena, Chad, 9 June 2023 - Thousands of people amassed at Chad’s eastern border in Sila region and other border areas – seeking refuge from a raging conflict in neighbouring Sudan - are at risk of losing access to vital...

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