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On November 20, 2018, Libyan security forces conducted an operation to forcibly disembark 81 refugees and migrants remaining on the Panamean-flagged cargo ship Nivin, docked in the commercial port of Misrata, while an MSF team was prevented from accessing the area. Among the group forcibly…
Libya: Forced disembarkation of 81 refugees and migrants in Misrata
MSF teams have treated more than 500 war-wounded people since the start of a new offensive launched by Saudi and Emirati (SELC)-backed forces against Ansar Allah troops on 1 November. MSF is extremely worried for its patients and staff threatened by fighting very close to its facilities in Hodeidah…
Yemen: Health structures threatened by fighting in Hodeidah
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the decision by Italian judicial authorities to request the seizure of the Aquarius for alleged anomalies in its disposal of on-board waste. It is a disproportionate and unfounded measure, purely aimed at further criminalizing…
Mediterranean crisis: Sinister attacks by Italian authorities on life-saving search and rescue in the Mediterranean continue
How does conflict damage national health? In 1918, as the First World War ended, a deadly new virus began to spread across Europe. The Spanish Flu quickly infected a third of the world’s population, killing up to 100 million people in a single year, more than both World Wars combined. Conflict…
Geneva - On the eve of the Board meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on the Board to make urgent changes to Global Fund policies and practices for…
Access to medicines: HIV and TB treatment at risk as countries gradually lose Global Fund support
As the conflict intensifies on several frontlines across Yemen, an influx of people with war-related injuries are treated at facilities run by international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Aden, Saada, and Taiz governorates.  In…
Sa'ada governorate in Yemen, Haydan, March 2018: Inside Haydan school, bombarded in 2016 by the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia. © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF
Kinshasa – Between May 2017 and September 2018, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 2,600 victims of sexual violence in the town of Kananga in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eighty per cent…
Cholera in Harare; high price of lifesaving TB drugs; emergency response in Central Sulawesi; and other stories you might have missed this month. A patient at a cholera treatment centre set up by MSF in Harare, Zimbabwe.  An outbreak of cholera was declared in Harare in September, and over 9,000…
Field of Vision: October 2018
MSF operations desk manager Caroline Seguin discusses the recent warnings of famine in Yemen — a country that has been at war for almost four years.  A month ago, Save the Children issued a press release alerting that 5.2 million children were at risk of famine in Yemen. Soon after the United…
Is Yemen on the brink of famine?
“When I found out I had cholera, I was shocked and scared. I thought I was going to die. My thoughts went to my daughter,” says 25-year-old Atlas Murima from Mashonaland West province in northern Zimbabwe. She had visited her sister in Harare, over 160 kilometres away, where an outbreak of cholera…
Zimbabwe: A collective response to cholera in Harare

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