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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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“I don’t feel heartache, it’s deep in my soul” – The mental health needs in Ukraine

“I feel fear in my soul. My fingers and hands begin to get cold,” says Vira, an elderly woman who fled the Donetsk region and is now seeking shelter in Ivano-Frankivsk, in the southwest of the country. “I’m worried about...

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Bombs over Mariupol, Ukraine: Each day is like losing your whole life

Sasha, a long-time staff member of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from Mariupol, Ukraine, describes life in the city as it was encircled and bombarded by Russian forces. For security reasons, he is using only his first name. I...

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Ukraine: Staff in major Kyiv hospital receive training for potential increase in casualties

Staff in the 750-bed Okhmatdyt paediatric hospital, one of the largest in central Kyiv, Ukraine, have received training and advice on mass casualty influxes (a large number of trauma patients arriving at the same time) from a visiting surgical team from...

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Ukraine: War in Ukraine has displaced me twice and I’m on the road again

Aleksandr Burmin* is an MSF staff member in Ukraine. Here he recounts how war in Ukraine has displaced him for the second time in less than 10 years.As dawn broke on 24 February in Kyiv, Ukraine, I woke to the sound of explosions...

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