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MSF South Asia Health and Humanity Summit: Partnering to build better responses during emergencies

17 August 2023, New Delhi: Setting the agenda for a paradigm shift in health and humanitarian considerations during emergencies, especially in South and Southeast Asia, over 15 practitioners, thought leaders, artists, and over 300 attendees from the social impact space...

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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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Clean water: a scarce resource for displaced people around Goma

Access to clean water is a major challenge for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people who have been surviving for months in makeshift camps located on the outskirts of Goma. Due to the contagion of waterborne diseases such as...

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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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41 people died in shipwreck off Lampedusa

 By Juan Matías Gil, MSF Search and Rescue Representative“These kinds of tragedies are happening daily in the Mediterranean and at the European borders, right in front of everyone’s eyes. More and more people have been taking the sea to find refuge over...

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Bringing the water system back to life in Tigray, Ethiopia

MSF provides clean water to Aby Aday IDP camp in Sheraro, Tigray. MSF re-started activities in Tigray in November 2022. Water and sanitation activities are a key priority to prevent the spreading of water borne diseases. In Sheraro, MSF team...

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Violence and pushbacks at Italian-French border: People on the move left without shelter or healthcare in Italy

Ventimiglia, 4th August, 2023 - Systematically pushed back at the border by French police – often with violence, inhumane treatment as well as arbitrary detention – and left without adequate shelter and with limited access to healthcare in Italy. In...

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The non-renewal of the cross-border resolution by the United Nations Security Council is an inexcusable failure towards the Syrian people

Amman/Jordan, 8 August, 2023 - The failure of the United Nations’ Security Council to renew the cross-border resolution safeguarding access to vital humanitarian aid for north-western Syria is inexcusable. People living in this area lost a vital way to receive...

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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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Kherson hospital shelled twice in 72 hours: “How many times must we see the same thing?”

Kyiv, 4 August, 2023 – At the time of writing, the same hospital that was shelled on Tuesday in Kherson Region, Ukraine, resulting in the death of a doctor and the wounding of five medical staff, is once again under...

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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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South Sudan: Communities prepare for renewed flooding ahead of rainy season

In a parched landscape, an MSF tractor roars as it approaches a small village in Dentiuk, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. It is towing a trailer to which a creaking wooden canoe is strapped. “Are you sure we are...

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