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Ukraine: Attack on Okhmatdyt children’s hospital in Kyiv

In one of the largest missile attacks on Ukraine, the country’s largest children’s hospital, Okhmatdyt Children’s hospital, was hit on 8 July 2024,  resulting in deaths and injuries.Children with serious medical conditions, some requiring critical life support are waiting for evacuation or re-hospitalisation...

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“It’s in the psychologist’s power to help you find ways to live with trauma” – MSF provides mental healthcare in Vinnytsia, Ukraine

“I've lived in Mariupol ever since I was a child,” says Alina Rosheva. “We had a beautiful house. I had a group of friends. I looked forward to the future with confidence. This all came to an end in February...

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MSF’s Continued Support: One Year After the Kakhovka Dam Disaster

The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile clinic team is returning from the Kherson region after an intense day of seeing patients. The road goes along the river Inhulets. Cows are grazing on the green slopes along the bank, and the...

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Ukraine: MSF condemns missile attack that destroyed its office in Donetsk region

The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the missile attack on its office in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on April 5th, at approximately 3:15 am. The building was destroyed completely and five people were injured,...

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Kostiantynivka: 34 patients hospitalised after deadly attack on marketplace

After an explosion yesterday in a marketplace in Kostiantynivka, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to urgent medical needs of people injured in the attack. At Kostiantynivka Hospital, where MSF supports the Ministry...

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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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Positive stories in the middle of a war?

Ivan M. García, MSF Spain Head of Media "Hey, try to bring back some positive stories, too!” is a mantra offered by colleagues each time one of us in the MSF communications team goes out to projects. It's also a classic...

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Ukraine: MSF teams treating patients after missile attack on residential building in Zaporizhzhia

At midnight on Thursday, a Russian missile struck a five-story residential building in Zaporizhzhia city, in Zaporizhzhia oblast (province), southeastern Ukraine. The building housed approximately 300 people in 70 apartments. In collaboration with local authorities, emergency teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are...

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Ukraine: MSF helps survivors of Dnipro blast

In the three days since an attack on a residential building in central Dnipro killed at least 40 people, teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been providing survivors with medical care, psychological first aid...

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Caught between the frontlines: the babushkas experiencing loss, mental trauma and an absence of medical care

As the Russian army took control of towns and villages across Ukraine’s Kharkiv region in late February 2022, those unable or unwilling to leave their homes were mostly the elderly and people with disabilities. Caught up in the middle of...

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Data and patient accounts reveal “no mercy” for civilians in Ukraine war

Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) medical referral train show that the war in Ukraine is being conducted with an outrageous lack of care to distinguish and protect civilians. Over 40 percent of the...

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