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In the shadows of war: Increased violence and restrictions in the West Bank

“We walk for hours to reach the health facilities. Sometimes we use the donkeys to transfer sick people to the hospital or to the clinic,” says Mahmud Mousa Abu Eram, a Palestinian man from Hebron, in the West Bank. “There...

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Strikes, raids and incursions: Seven months of relentless attacks on healthcare in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

In the last seven months the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip has been systematically dismantled. According to OCHA[1], 24 hospitals in Gaza are now out of service, while 493 health workers have been killed. Each medical centre or humanitarian...

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Gaza: Thousands forced to flee as Israeli military offensive intensifies and aid is blocked in Rafah

Jerusalem/Barcelona/Paris/Brussels 8 May 2024 – Israeli forces have begun their offensive on Rafah and have seized control of the border, effectively cutting off lifesaving aid deliveries into the Gaza Strip. As thousands of Palestinians are forced to flee eastern Rafah following...

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Gaza: Rafah offensive will have catastrophic consequences

MSF calls once again for an immediate and sustained ceasefire to spare the lives of civilians and to allow enough desperately needed aid to enter the enclave.​ "On May 6, Israeli forces issued an evacuation order for several blocks in...

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Gaza: Attacks on humanitarian workers amid relentless bombardment make vital assistance near impossible

One month ago, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued provisional measures ordering Israel to prevent and punish acts of genocide and ensure that basic services and aid reach people in the Gaza Strip. However, the humanitarian situation for trapped...

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Gaza: MSF report denounces “silent killings” due to preventable diseases and lack of access to medical care

Gaza’s healthcare system has been devastated, with men, women and children at increasing risk of acute malnutrition and with their physical and mental health deteriorating rapidly, according to a report released today by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) entitled Gaza’s...

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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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