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Gavi’s next strategy must make sure to reach the 10 million children in fragile and humanitarian settings who are missing vaccines

Where are we now? This week, on 6-7 June 2024, the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is meeting in Geneva to approve and endorse the one-page framework for Gavi 6.0, which outlines its strategy for the five-year period from...

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GAZA: New crossing points and ‘floating dock’ are cosmetic changes, as humanitarian access disintegrates in Gaza, warn aid agencies

Jerusalem, 28 May 2024 – As Israeli attacks intensify on Rafah, the unpredictable trickle of aid into Gaza has created a mirage of improved access while the humanitarian response is in reality on the verge of collapse, warn 20 aid agencies....

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“We have lost everything, but I am very strong”: MSF works in shelter with vulnerable victims of disastrous floods in the south of Brazil

A boy named Joaquim runs restlessly among toys spread on the classroom’s floor. There are colorful posters displayed on the walls, but it’s not a class day, and Joaquim is not a student here, either. Desks in this classroom in...

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New Bill Proposed by Israel’s Parliament Threatens to Obstruct Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

On 29 May, a bill aimed at designating UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, as a terrorist organisation passed a preliminary reading prior to three further readings in Israel’s Parliament, known...

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South Sudan: How malnutrition is dangerously feeding the TB/HIV pandemic

In South Sudan, over seven million people are expected to face acute food insecurity or worse between now and July. Among them, patients who are infected with tuberculosis and HIV are highly impacted since the intensity of the treatment is...

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Gaza: Israel must end its campaign of death and destruction

Jerusalem, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, 28 May 2024 - As the United Nations Security Council meets today after Israel struck tent camps sheltering displaced people in designated “humanitarian zones” in southern Gaza, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls for an...

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Sudan: No Place Is Safe from Violent Fighting in El Fasher as Hospitals are Repeatedly Hit

Hospitals hit and death toll soars as violent fighting engulfs El Fasher, Sudan, leaving nowhere safe in the city; MSF calls urgently for protection of civilians, health workers and health structures. El Fasher, Sudan, 27 May 2024 – The intense,...

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MSF denounces Israeli attack on camp sheltering displaced people in Rafah

On the night of 26 May, 180 wounded and 28 dead were recorded at the Trauma Stabilization Point (TSP) we support in Tal al Sultan, Gaza, after airstrikes by Israeli forces hit a camp sheltering displaced people, in a designated...

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Survivors of sexual violence in the Darién Gap receive comprehensive care in Costa Rica

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), together with our local partner Cadena and in coordination with health authorities, expanded access to medical and psychological care services at facilities in the Southern Migration Station in Costa Rica.Every day, hundreds...

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“Violence, desperation and abandonment on the migration route”: MSF presents its migration report in Mexico and Central America

Migrants crossing through Mexico and Central America are in an unprecedented state of vulnerability. From the diverse areas of work from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) – medic, mental health, social work, and health promotion – we have been able to...

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DRC: Civilians caught in crossfire in the Kivus

Marie Brun is an emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Goma, in the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. She provides an update on the intensification of fighting between several armed groups, including the M23, and...

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Syria: “Where growing medical needs converge with shrinking funds”

Amman, Brussels – International financial support to the health system in northern Syria is in decline. The medical needs in the region far exceed the available medical services, with Syrian people bearing the greatest burden due to limited support and...

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