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June 29, 2015

"I Had Never Heard Such Explosions in My Life"

Here, a nurse working in a Yemeni hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) describes his experience after airstrikes in Al-Dhale' Governorate, Yemen.

June 09, 2015

Two months into the conflict in Yemen, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing humanitarian aid and medical care to people living near the frontlines who are desperate for assistance. In Taiz, the country’s third-largest city and home to 1.2 million people, an MSF team is providing local hospitals with support, medical supplies, and drugs. Here, Dr. Ahmad Bilal, MSF medical coordinator in Yemen, describes his experience:

June 09, 2015

Yemen's Khamer town has seen a recent influx of internally displaced people (IDPs) who arrived after fleeing airstrikes and the deteriorating situation in Sa’ada governorate. Many are living with families in Khamer or in rented houses, while others occupy public places such as schools or live in tents on the outskirts of the town.

June 05, 2015

On the afternoon of June 4, 2015, a horrific missile strike devastated a town center in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The wounded arrived in wave after wave at a nearby small makeshift hospital that is supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF immediately began organizing a major resupply of essentials for the hospital.

May 20, 2015

Ahlam* is a 22-year-old mother from Dara’a governorate in Syria. She is the mother of two children, both of whom were born at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital for mother and child care in Irbid, Jordan. Here, Ahlam tells her story and recounts some of the challenges she has faced since she crossed the border to Jordan in 2012. 

May 14, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to the needs of civilians affected by ongoing violence in Yemen, and currently has 31 international and 534 Yemeni MSF staff on the ground. Since March 19, MSF has treated more than 1,266 war-wounded patients, but it remains extremely difficult to move within the country to evaluate needs and provide assistance, due to the fighting and the airstrikes.

May 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a non-communicable diseases (NCD) project in Jordan's Irbid governorate on December 15, 2014. Jon Gunnarsson Ruthman, a nurse at the project, explains how MSF is helping both Syrian refugees living in the host community in Irbid and disadvantaged Jordanian nationals suffering from chronic diseases.

May 12, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs Al-Salam Hospital in the town of Khamer, in Yemen's Amran governorate, north of the capital city Sana’a. This facility is one of only two hospitals in the entire governorate and normally receives patients from remote areas and valleys in the north of Amran. However, fuel shortages precipitated by the ongoing conflict in Yemen's have made it very difficult for people to travel and to reach the hospital as soon as they need to, if they're able to come at all.

May 09, 2015

Along with the remaining population of Sa’ada, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in the city spent last night under intense bombing by the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia that is fighting in Yemen. On Friday night, the coalition had given an ultimatum to the population to leave the city and its surrounding areas, declaring that the entire northern province would become a military target [Read MSF's response to the ultimatum here].

April 24, 2015

In Iraq, widespread violence has displaced some 2.6 million people from their homes, making this one of the biggest displacement crises in recent decades. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission Fabio Forgione discusses the situation.

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