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10.30.2014

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries, October 2014.

Iraq experienced a dramatic surge in violence in 2014 that triggered successive large-scale waves of displacement. More than 2.6 million people are said to have fled war-torn the central and northern areas of Iraq, particularly Al-Anbar, Ninawa, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk and Diyala governorates.

MSF briefing paper, December 2014

What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution. Today, with an estimated 200,000 people killed and 7.6 million people displaced within the country and 3.2 million refugees registered outside, Syria is seen as the world’s most grave humanitarian disaster. In the face of this crisis, the previously functioning health system has collapsed and scores of thousands of medical staff have fled.

June 16, 2016

MSF will No longer accept funds from EU member states and institutions.

June 16, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Conor Kenny recounts the evacuation of Idomeni and his experience treating refugees and migrants in Greece following the EU-Turkey deal.

June 15, 2016

“This was the first time I was confronted with injuries caused by gunshots, grenades and mines, and they were often horrific injuries,” says Helmut Shoengen, an anesthetist and doctor who recently returned from working in Aden, Yemen, with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

“We treated many severely injured patients—men, women and children as well—with gunshot wounds to their heads, chests, abdomens, arms and legs,” he says. “Grenade injuries were bad, because they often included burn injuries to the face.

June 14, 2016

JUNE 14, 2016 – Two months into a ceasefire in Yemen, civilians continue to be severely affected by violence in the city of Taiz, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Since the ceasefire started in April, medical facilities run or supported by MSF have treated 1,624 people with injuries caused by the intense fighting in Taiz. More than 700 are civilians.

June 13, 2016

"As soon as you leave your house, everything becomes difficult."

June 13, 2016

Baroj helps manage Doctors Without Borders'/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical activities in Ninewa, Iraq. He is displaced himself, having fled Mosul when the Islamic State took over. He left everything, his job as an intensive care nurse in a hospital, his friends and family members, to seek safety. Now he helps other displaced Iraqis get the medical care they need. 

June 13, 2016

In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as people displaced from their homes by violence face their third summer living in harsh conditions. Meanwhile more people are being forced to flee their homes as a result of renewed fighting. The humanitarian crisis is being fueled by the conflict in the region and magnified by political instability and a severe economic crisis, which is further eroding Iraq’s fragile infrastructure and crumbling services, already weakened by years of violence.

June 09, 2016

This year MSF opened a primary health care center in Abu Ghraib, in the western part of the Baghdad.

June 06, 2016

On Friday, June 3, following intense fighting in Taiz, Yemen, hospitals that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports in the city received 122 wounded patients, the vast majority of them civilians. Twelve other people sent to the hospital were declared dead on arrival.

Today, as the fighting continues, three injured children from the same family were brought to hospital after two rockets destroyed their house, killing their mother. Their father is still missing.

June 02, 2016

Yahya Jarad is a nursing supervisor at MSF´s Al Salamah hospital, and a 2007 nursing graduate from Aleppo University. Last Friday, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)had to evacuate the patients of Al Salamah hospital and close the facility as front lines drew too close. An estimated 100,000 people are trapped in northern Syria’s Azaz district with battle lines approaching.

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