October 01, 2015

On September 19, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) search and rescue ship the Bourbon Argos rescued more than 900 people from four boats attempting to cross Mediterranean Sea and brought them to safety in Sicily. The ship has 26 people on board, including 14 MSF staff and an experienced search and rescue team. Read about MSF's search and rescue activities.

September 23, 2015

Lives continue to be lost at sea, in the back of trucks, and in make shift camps where people live in unacceptable conditions in the heart of the European Union. No matter the obstacles, people will continue to come as they have no other choice. Decisions adopted in EU summits have so far largely failed to improve the situation, and some measures have made the situation worse. Current policies are untenable in the face of this situation.

September 15, 2015

More than 300,000 people seeking safety and a better life have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year. For those who survive the dangerous crossing, the ordeal is by no means over. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing search and rescue assistance on the sea, as well as aid for those who make it to the other side.

July 21, 2015

This Month in Focus, MSF highlights our teams' work in Gaza and stories of women living there.

May 20, 2015

The vast Mediterranean Sea is the world’s most treacherous passage for migrants. An estimated 20,000 people have died risking their lives to migrate from conflict ridden countries to Europe in the past 15 years. More than 1,750 have perished so far in 2015, most from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia.

May 18, 2015

Thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and privation at home attempt a treacherous journey through North Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe every year. Countless lives are lost during the passage. So far this year, more than 1,500 people have been left to drown.

February 10, 2015

Irina Savchuk is staying with her children at a center for displaced people in the town of Konstantinovka. The center, formerly a shelter for homeless people, was under reconstruction when the conflict started in eastern Ukraine. Although it wasn’t yet finished, the local authorities decided to open the centef for people who had to flee the fighting in nearby areas. It’s now run by local people and eight families live in the center, sharing the small kitchen and old bathroom. Irina shares her story and MSF’s psychologist Elena Bogatskaya talks about the enormous emotional impact of the violence.

June 24, 2014

One in every six Chechnyans has cardiovascular disease. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been working to improve the quality of cardiovascular care in Grozny hospital since 2010.

June 20, 2013

Please click on CC button for English subtitles. A Greek woman narrates the story of Nasrin, a 23-year-old refugee from Syria. Nasrin told MSF her story earlier this year when she arrived at the island of Lesvos after a harrowing journey from her war-torn homeland into an uncertain future.

April 18, 2013

After years of war, Chechnya's health system is failing. Its citizens are falling victim to noncommunicable diseases antagonized by bad habits, such as smoking and poor diet, not to mention the stress of living in a war zone. As a result, two thirds of deaths in the country are caused by cardiovascular disease. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in Grozny's Republican Emergency Hospital, where today there is hope: in the hospital's cardiology unit, new equipment is helping to improve the health of Chechens. Oxygen concentrators, defibrillators and electro cardiographs have reduced the unit's mortality rate by over 75 percent, according to staff there, who treated more than 1,500 patients in just one year.