Conflict/Violence

Syria: Women and children continue to suffer northeast Syria’s in Al Hol camp

Amsterdam/Northeast Syria – Children are dying from preventable diseases and women are giving birth in unsafe conditions in Al Hol camp, northeastern Syria, after being displaced from areas in Deir Ez Zor governorate where the final battles took place between Islamic State (IS) group and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), says international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). 

Libya: Time running out for evacuations of trapped refugees in Tripoli amid shooting

Refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Qasr Bin Gashir detention centre were shot at and injured, according to evidence reviewed by medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). With MSF and other humanitarian agencies warning of the dangers for the some 3,000 migrants and refugees locked up in detention centres in Tripoli and the surrounding area over two weeks ago, this incident could have been entirely prevented with their urgent and immediate evacuation out of the country, the organisation stated.

Gaza: Urgent needs mount after year of suffering

One year ago people in Gaza began holding demonstrations and being shot by the Israeli forces every week near the fence between the two territories. The medical, human and financial toll in the blockaded enclave has become unbearable as thousands of people have been left to cope with devastating wounds. Despite the efforts of the few actors on the ground, the needs vastly exceed the available capacity.

Yemen: Humanitarian crisis in the country fuelled by main donor governments’ involvement in the war

Governments are meeting today in Geneva to pledge funds to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ironically, many of these donor governments are also involved in the war, which is both driving massive humanitarian needs and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Yemen: MSF dismayed by findings of investigation into bombing of medical facility

The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is dismayed by several findings of the team appointed by the Saudi and Emirati-led Coalition (SELC) to investigate the bombing of an MSF Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in Abs, Yemen, on 11 June 2018, and demands that the results of the investigation be reviewed and false allegations against MSF be withdrawn.
 

Palestine: The challenge of filling gaps in the legs of Gaza’s wounded

MSF teams in the Palestinian enclave are coping with the arduous task of replacing the centimetres of bones pulverised by Israeli bullets in the bodies of protesters. The limited resources available on site, however, make it impossible to provide a viable solution for many of them – this is why referrals to hospitals abroad are a necessary part of the equation.