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Gaza: Al-Shifa hospital destroyed

MSF is horrified that Al-Shifa hospital is in ruins after a 14-day long operation by Israeli forces in and around the facility. Gaza’s largest hospital is now out of service. Given the extent of the destruction, people in the north...

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Warring parties must ensure safety of staff and patients in Al-Shifa hospital

Jerusalem, 18 March 2024 - As Israeli Forces announced on 18 March that they were conducting a military operation inside and around Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza, MSF staff sheltering close by said heavy fighting was taking place....

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Gaza: MSF UK Board member killed during Israeli offensive in Khan Younis

5 March 2024 - Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is devastated about the death of Reem Abu Lebdeh, an associate trustee of the MSF UK Board and former staff member in Gaza, whom we believe was killed sometime in...

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MSF strongly condemns Israeli attack on Al-Mawasi shelter, killing two family members of an MSF colleague and injuring six

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of two MSF staff family members during an Israeli offensive on Al-Mawasi, Khan Younis, Gaza. Six other people were injured in the attack. Late on the...

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Gaza: Evacuation orders and forced displacement jeopardise continuity of care for wounded

The war in Gaza has displaced some 1.5 million people to Rafah, in the southern corner of the Gaza Strip. Over the past four months, most people in Rafah have been displaced multiple times carrying what few belongings they have...

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In war-torn Gaza, displaced people forced to evacuate Nasser hospital have nowhere to go

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the decision by Israeli Forces to issue an evacuation order to thousands of displaced people sheltering inside Nasser hospital, in Khan Yunis, the largest medical facility in southern Gaza. On 13 February,...

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Gaza’s Struggle for Clean Water Amidst Conflict

The long line is visible from afar, hundreds of people of all ages, most of them holding distinctive yellow or blue 40-litre jerrycans. Some live in tents close to the water truck that attracted the crowd to this spot in...

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Witness to Resilience: Inside Gaza’s Al-Aqsa Hospital with MSF’s Marie-Aure Perreaut Revial

Marie-Aure Perreaut Revial has recently returned from Gaza, where she worked as the emergency coordinator for MSF. Here she bears witness to the experiences of the MSF staff and patients she met during her time there. Daily, dozens of patients...

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Gaza: “Staff at Al-Shifa are struggling to care for patients because the needs are huge”

Last November, Al-Shifa hospital, located in Gaza City, Palestine was brought to a standstill after the Israeli army massively bombed the area around the facility. The hospital was hit several times, then surrounded before being evacuated.  The largest hospital in...

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With Nasser hospital out of commission, people in southern Gaza run out of healthcare options

Amid ongoing heavy fighting and bombing in Khan Younis, South Gaza, Palestine/OPT, vital medical services have collapsed at Nasser hospital, currently the largest functioning health facility in the enclave. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) deplores a situation...

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Inside Gaza: “Staying alive is only a matter of luck”

Ricardo Martinez is a logistics coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) who is just back from four weeks in Gaza. We know that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is horrific. What did you witness personally?“First of all, an...

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No safe place in Gaza as people are being crushed by intense, continuous bombing

Two months into the war, Israel’s unrelenting, indiscriminate strikes on Gaza have turned the north of the Strip into a pile of rubble and are now pounding the Middle Area and the south with increasing brutality. The suffering of Palestinians...

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