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Yemen: MSF hospital partially destroyed in Mocha attack

SANA’A – On Wednesday evening, an aerial attack in Mocha, southwestern Yemen, partially destroyed a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières, when the aerial attack hit the surrounding buildings, including a military warehouse. At the time of the attack, around 30 patients...

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Northeast Syria: MSF forced to evacuate staff due to extreme volatility in the region

AMSTERDAM/NORTHEAST SYRIA - Following the launch of Turkish military operations and the extremely volatile situation in northeast Syria, Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has taken the difficult decision to suspend the majority of our activities and evacuate all our international staff...

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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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Iraq: Mosul’s expectant mothers just can’t wait

It’s 2016 and the battle for Mosul has just begun, with Iraqi forces sweeping through Mosul from the east. Street by street, a city that has been under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group for over two years...

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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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