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Central African Republic: Repeated attacks on medical care leave people vulnerable to disease and death

Relentless attacks on patients, health staff and medical facilities in the Central African Republic (CAR) during a countrywide surge in violence are forcing the suspension of medical activities and seriously constraining people’s access to healthcare, says international medical organisation Médecins...

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Yemen: Severe malnutrition on the rise among children in Abs, northern Yemen

Opinion by Muriel Boursier, MSF head of mission in Yemen Hamdi is not yet two years old, but this is already his second time as a patient at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Abs hospital, in northern Yemen....

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Syria: Beyond trauma injuries, one of Syria’s neglected health needs

Bombing, shelling and fear have escalated over the past months in Idlib governorate (northwest Syria), and nobody escapes the effects entirely. But for some people, additional health issues make life even more challenging.  There are also people willing to make...

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Antibiotic Resistance: Treating resistant infections in Gaza under the blockade

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is dealing with immense challenges while treating many people who have developed bone infections after having been shot by the Israeli army during protests in Gaza, Palestine over the last year. These infections are adding to the already...

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Yemen: MSF admits 51 wounded casualties within a few hours amid chaos in Aden

Wednesday 28 August saw heavy fighting in Aden between various armed groups, principally forces loyal to President Hadi opposing the southern separatist movement. In the space of a few hours, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ teams admitted 51 wounded casualties....

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War and conflict

Around one-third of our humanitarian and medical assistance is for populations caught in armed conflict. Armed conflict devastates lives. Targeted, harassed and caught in hardship and poverty, people are forced into flight or live under siege and face indiscriminate attacks....

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