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EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway must stop blocking negotiations on landmark pandemic monopoly waiver

Ahead of the next World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on the landmark pandemic monopoly waiver proposal — the ‘TRIPS waiver’ — the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) denounced the European Union (EU) and countries including the...

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Peru: COVID situation remains critical in the world’s worst-hit country

Peru, which in recent days has revised up the number of deaths from COVID-19, currently has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the world. The revelation comes as the country experiences a major gap in its access to vaccines and is still...

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Three ways to cope with stress and anxiety during an epidemic

Are you in self-isolation? Is your mind surrounded by information related to the epidemic/pandemic? In difficult times, like during a pandemic, many people start feeling stressed, anxious and have other overwhelming emotions. MSF Psychologist Sharika Amin offers three ways to...

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Mediterranean migration: EU states use COVID-19 to shirk search and rescue obligations as MSF ends Ocean Viking partnership

AMSTERDAM – European governments must stop using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to enforce deadly migration control policies and must immediately lift the obstacles preventing NGOs from saving lives at sea, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in an urgent call today....

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MSF response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new viral disease that affects the respiratory system The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. More than 200 countries are now reporting cases.We started our first activities in our response to...

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Greece: Evacuation of squalid Greek camps more urgent than ever over COVID-19 fears

ATHENS – The overcrowded and horrific living conditions in the camps - or  hotspots - on the Greek islands provide the perfect storm for a COVID-19 outbreak, warned Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Given the lack of adequate sanitation services and...

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Preparing for COVID-19 in South-East Asia

Tankred Stöbe, MSF emergency coordinator, visited several countries in South-East Asia to assess their preparedness for potential outbreaks of COVID-19 coronavirus and the support MSF could provide. He participated in training sessions with healthcare staff in a hepatitis C clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A similar training...

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