Country/Region

Topic

April 30, 2018

The old town area of Mosul, in Iraq, experienced intense shelling, aerial bombing, and attacks with explosive devices during the most recent violence. Though much of the area is still in ruins, thousands of people have returned to their homes. MSF has responded by distributing 550 hygiene kits with items including soap, toothbrushes, shampoo, and water containers.

April 20, 2018

March 23, 2018

After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again."

March 13, 2018

Widespread and targeted attacks against the Rohingya community by Myanmar authorities starting in August 2017 drove nearly 700,000 refugees into Bangladesh over the past six months. Even today, people continue to cross the border seeking safety. New arrivals describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya remain.

March 07, 2018

Sexual violence can be opportunistic or organized. It can be a reason to flee, but also can be experienced along the journey at any stage of displacement.

March 05, 2018

More than half of the Syrian population have been forcibly displaced. Salma [name changed to protect anonymity] fled with her children and brother-in-law from outside Damascus in Syria, south to Daraa, then crossed the border into Jordan. After a brief stay in Zaatari refugee camp, she moved to Irbid. "I was displaying strength in front of my children, but on the inside, I was really tired," she says. 

March 02, 2018

This maternity hospital in East Ghouta, Syria, was hit on February 23, 2018, one of 15 MSF-supported medical facilities damaged by bombing and shelling in recent days. MSF-supported facilities in East Ghouta have reported receiving more than 4,050 wounded and more than 770 dead between February 18-27. 

February 26, 2018

MSF has now treated more than 4,000 people for diphtheria since December 2017, according to Carla Pla, project medical director for an MSF hospital in Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in this area.  

January 22, 2018

Domiz refugee camp was established in 2012 in northern Iraq for Syrian refugees fleeing the war. Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a sexual reproductive health and maternity project in 2013 to address the risks for pregnant women and babies in the camp. After more than four years, MSF has handed over the project to local health authorities.

January 15, 2018

Aid workers often have disturbing experiences while on assignment. MSF provides mental health care to staff before, during, and after they go to the field to help them prevent burnout and deal with trauma.

Pages