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MSF concerned about pushbacks, arbitrary detention, and violence towards migrants in Lesbos, Greece

Athens, Brussels, 25th May - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) expresses its serious concerns on the continuous deterioration of the situation of migrants and refugees on the Greek Island of Lesbos, where there have...

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Hygiene, Water and a Breath of Fresh Air: MSF’s Support to the Türkiye’s Earthquakes’ Response

Devastating 7,8 and 7,5 Richter magnitude earthquakes, that struck southeast Türkiye on 6 February, have left deep scars in people's minds and sow fear among the affected population. Over 51,000 people died, 210,000 buildings collapsed and 890,000 suffered heavy or...

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Asylum and migration policy: When states become bouncers

By Felix Braunsdorf, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) humanitarian advocacy officer. Governments around the world are making deals to prevent refugees and migrant communities from accessing security and safety. Immense sums of money flow into walls, barbed wire, surveillance and questionable deals....

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MSF ‘shaken and appalled’ by looting of its premises in Sudan

Khartoum, 23 May - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) condemns the unacceptable harassment of its staff and the violent looting and occupation of its medical premises and supported facilities in Sudan. Staff and patients are repeatedly facing the trauma...

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Three survivors of noma, a disease that should no longer exist

In many ways, Muhammadu, Mulikat and Dahiru have little in common. They were born in different corners of Nigeria (Yobe state in the northeast, Lagos in the southwest and Niger state, in the center) and grew up in different circumstances...

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G7 Countries Must Commit to Safeguarding Humanitarian Assistance: MSF International President’s Statement Ahead of G7 Summit

Ahead of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, Dr. Christos Christou, International President of the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières, urges the leaders of the G7 countries to make a long-term commitment to safeguarding humanitarian assistance despite highly...

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Sudan: 240 trauma patients treated in Khartoum in a week

KHARTOUM/BRUSSELS – An MSF team working alongside Sudanese staff and volunteers in one hospital in south Khartoum has treated 240 trauma patients in just over a week. Many of them have suffered gunshot wounds or injuries resulting from explosions, consistent...

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“In Jebel Marra, we face the indirect effects of this terrible escalation”

Since the escalation of violence in many parts of Sudan on 15 April 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors without Borders (MSF) continues to provide medical humanitarian assistance in seven states in the country. In Rokero and Umo, in the mountainous...

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Syrians in Lebanon struggle to access healthcare amid fear of deportations

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it increasingly difficult to access vital medical services due to reports of forced deportation and restrictions on their freedom of movement. Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and their partners have heard...

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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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Going with the Orinoco Flow

Since 2022, MSF teams have been supporting local health services in the remote Delta Amacuro region, a vast wetland of swamps and jungle on Venezuela's Atlantic shore, home to the Waraos, one of the country's largest ethnic group. Steve Hyde,...

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MSF returns to Calais to provide medical and psychological assistance at the French-British border

Calais, 15 May 2023 – On the French-British border, hundreds of people are trying to reach the UK every day, risking their lives for lack of prospects in France or to join relatives in the UK. In Calais, they face...

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