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March 26, 2015

Scores of people have been wounded in fighting in Yemen over recent days, with many treated at the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in the southern city of Aden.

Clashes in Aden have increased after Houthi fighters entered the city this morning. Looting is ongoing amidst the clashes and general chaos. The MSF hospital in the city has so far received 80 injured people today. More are coming.

February 10, 2015

For weeks, the East Ghouta rural area near Damascus, Syria, has been besieged by intense bombing on an almost daily basis. AA and AK are two paramedics from the besieged East Ghouta area near Damascus who asked to remain anonymous. Working with hospitals that MSF provides regular support to, they describe their struggle to respond after the bombing of a public square on January 23.

January 27, 2015

A brutal stretch of winter has just passed, but Syrian refugees living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are still struggling amidst the deplorable living conditions they’ve endured for years now. The season is almost irrelevant at this point. If it’s winter, they must contend with frigid nights and heavy snowfalls that often collapse their flimsy tents. In summer, they’re exposed to extreme, arid heat. Rains at any time bring floods and mud as well. And, regardless of the month, they have little access to the sort of health care so many of them urgently need.

January 23, 2015

As fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine to a level not seen since August, the situation for civilians caught in the conflict zone is now dire. With doctors working in hospitals close to the frontline struggling to treat the wounded with dwindling supplies, Doctors WIthout Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are stepping up their support, but continued heavy fighting is preventing them from reaching the hardest-hit areas.

December 23, 2014

Dr. Yuri Orlov shakes his head. “My number one problem here is hypertension. Since last year, I’ve seen a 30 percent increase in complications from high blood pressure.”

December 19, 2014

The newly formed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Yemen Emergency Pool (YEP) has conducted a visit to Al Bayda governorate to provide medical consultations as well as non-food items to internally displaced people (IDPs) fleeing the conflict which has been affecting the area for months.

December 01, 2014

Starting in February 2014, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing medical assistance to more than 30,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled their homes and sought sanctuary in Sudan’s White Nile state. Most came from Upper Nile state, which borders Sudan to the southeast, part of the large population of South Sudanese who’ve been displaced from their homes, fearing for their lives, since conflict erupted in their homeland in December 2013.

November 24, 2014

The Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma surgery project near Jordan’s border with Syria opened in September 2013 and immediately began saving lives. Since then, the project team has conducted more than 2,000 major surgeries—many of which were lifesaving—for more than 600 patients. 

“One of our very first critical patients was admitted in September 2013 after he had been caught in an airstrike in southern Syria. He told our medical team ‘let me die, you can’t fix me,’” says MSF Head of Mission Paul Foreman.

October 14, 2014

The situation in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a new wave of violence broke out on October 7. Men and youths have taken up positions at strategic crossroads throughout the city and set up blockades that are making it very difficult for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or any other aid groups to reach the injured.

October 08, 2014

 

Since January 2014, violence in Iraq has driven an estimated 1.8 million people from their homes, according to official figures. Nearly half of them are taking refuge in schools, camps, or unfinished buildings in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

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