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Afghanistan: Amid uncertainty, hospitals are still full in the country

After the rapid transfer of power in Afghanistan there has been a big shift in the health context. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to run medical activities in five provinces. Below two medical staff working in Lashkar Gah and Khost...

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Yemen: Seeking healthcare in Taiz, a city split by a frontline

“The constant fear and the feeling of being close to death is horrific,” says Wafa Muhammad Abdullah. “We have been bombarded with shells. A shell once hit my sister and injured one of her eyes. I can never forget seeing...

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Afghanistan: Medical needs urgent as ever in Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

Last week, after weeks of intense fighting, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, also known as the Taliban) entered the city of Kabul as the government collapsed. The IEA declared war over and assumed control over the country. While many...

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South Sudan: The long walk for new life

This month, South Sudan – the world's youngest country – marks its tenth birthday. In 2019, illustrator Ella Baron visited the town of Pibor to document the lengths that some mothers must go to reach maternity care in this part...

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MSF ambulance service in South-West Cameroon: an essential lifeline in a region beset by violence

“Where I come from, this crisis has affected many people, people are scared. Some of them have run away from the village, some have run to Nigeria leaving their husbands and children behind. This crisis has affected us with so...

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Ongoing violence against detained migrants forces MSF to suspend Tripoli detention centre activities

Following repeated incidents of violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in Tripoli, Libya, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced that we feel obliged to temporarily suspend our activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention centres. “This is not an...

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People in northwest seek healthcare as MSF denied providing medical services

While thousands of people struggle to access vital healthcare in the restive North-West region of Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been denied the resumption of our healthcare services in the region, six months after a forced suspension by Cameroonian authorities....

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Violence in Haiti’s capital is putting medical activities in jeopardy

A spike in violence in Haiti's capital is putting medical activities in jeopardy, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, warning that medical care cannot be sustained while armed clashes and robberies affect health facilities, vehicles, patients and staff.In the first week of...

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Sudan: MSF uses camels and donkeys to reach remote mountain villages in Darfur

“The situation here was very difficult: the community in Dilli village had no access to healthcare for several years” says Mohamed Abdallah Juma, a community leader from Dilli, located in the mountainous Jebel Marra area of Sudan’s Darfur region. A rocky journey...

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Palestine: “Night and day, what we are living through is terrifying”

The fighting between the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups, principally Hamas, broke out once again after weeks of tensions in occupied East Jerusalem, which has been illegally annexed by Israel.  Aymen Al-Djaroucha is a Palestinian who has lived in Gaza...

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Central African Republic: A journey of healing amid post-electoral violence

Since last December, the security and humanitarian situation has deteriorated rapidly in Central African Republic (CAR), as a coalition of armed groups, called Coalition des Patriotes pour le Changement (CPC), and the government, supported by UN military personnel and foreign troops, are clashing...

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Yemen: “These sanctions have to make clear that they do not apply to humanitarian aid”

The United States government has moved to designate Ansar Allah, the Yemeni group that controls Sana’a, the largest city in Yemen, and much of the country, as a “foreign terrorist organisation”. This means that sanctions will be applied to stop people and companies...

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