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Attacks on medical care

A hospital is where the most vulnerable, the sick and injured, gather in times of war. Attacks against medical facilities and health workers, whether deliberate or indiscriminate, are part of generalised violence and atrocities committed against civilians in armed conflict. They deprive populations of health services, often when they need them the most.

26/07/2022

አስቸኳይ ጉዳይ - የኤምኤስኤፍ ስፔን ፕሬዝዳንት በኢትዮጵያ ጉብኝትን አስመልክቶ

ከኤምኤስኤፍ ስፔን ፕሬዝዳንት ከወ/ሮ ፓውላ ጊል የተሰጠ

26/07/2022

On the visit of the president of MSF Spain to Ethiopia

Flashquote attributable to Ms Paula Gil, President of MSF Spain

28/06/2022

Burkina Faso: Security situation puts essential healthcare out of reach

We need other organisations to step up too and contribute to free healthcare, not only for children under five and pregnant women, but for all the people in the areas most affected by the conflict, because the needs are enormous.

L-R: Yohannes, Maria, Tedros
24/06/2022

One-year memoriam: Yohannes, Maria and Tedros

We miss our colleagues terribly and we continue to mourn them

09/06/2022

Cameroon: MSF condemns attack on Manfe hospital in Southwest region

MSF condemns last night’s attack on Mamfe district hospital in South-West Cameroon. The circumstances of the attack are not yet clear but they resulted in the complete destruction of the health facility after the building was set on fire. 

Mobile clinic in Kreneik, the latest MSF intervention before the violence re-started
29/04/2022

Sudan: Violent attacks leave tens of thousands in West Darfur without access to healthcare

Violent attacks in and around Kreneik town and fighting in El Genina, in West Darfur, leaving wounded and sick people in desperate need without access to lifesaving medical care

28/04/2022

Four months on, an ongoing nightmare for MSF colleagues detained in SW Cameroon

MSF finds itself in an untenable position: on the one hand, its medical activities are required, and on the other hand, those providing medical support run the risk of being persecuted for doing their work.

El Geneina Teaching Hospital front entrance.
26/04/2022

Violent attacks on communities, medical facilities looted and healthcare workers killed in Kreneik and El Geneina

The violent attacks started in Kreneik over the weekend, from where our teams received confirmation that the hospital that we support was attacked in Kreneik. Three people, including two medical workers were killed.

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Attacks on medical care

A hospital is where the most vulnerable, the sick and injured, gather in times of war. Attacks against medical facilities and health workers, whether deliberate or indiscriminate, are part of generalised violence and atrocities committed against civilians in armed conflict. They deprive populations of health services, often when they need them the most.