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Wound and burn care medical point © Mohamad Cheblak/MSF

MSF teams working to support Beirut’s health services in the aftermath of the blast

Two days later the death toll is still growing as more bodies are found under the rubble.

Women queue up at a borehole in Gwoza to collect water.© Scott Hamilton/MSF

Borno state: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, malaria, malnutrition and water-borne diseases will not relent

After over a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. 


COVID-19 and Tuberculosis: Global Solidarity Needed

In the context of COVID-19 pandemic,  MSF is worried about vulnerable patients worldwide. One of these groups are people with TB, weaker lungs, often living in poor conditions.

Refugee population in Andeamboukane, Mali

Mali – Fleeing violence in Niger, the refugee population remains vulnerable

"Our living conditions are shameful. We lack food, shelter, assistance and we continue to live in fear", complains Issouf. Like many others, he and his family fled clashes between Nigerian forces and armed groups in northern Niger, to take refuge in Mali on the other side of the border.

Asylum seeker dies in detention centre fire

Asylum seeker dies in Libya’s detention centre fire.

2 March, 2020 – Yefren, Libya. During the night of Saturday 29 February to Sunday 1 March, a fire broke out in Dhar el Jebel detention centre, where over 500 refugees and migrants are arbitrarily detained south of Tripoli in the Nafusa Mountains in Libya. A 26 years old Eritrean man tragically lost his life as he got caught up in the flames while sleeping in one of the overcrowded cells of the detention centre.

Thousands flee into the bush as conflict intensifie

South Sudan: Thousands flee into the bush as conflict intensifies

Thousands of people have fled for their lives and are seeking refuge in an area adjacent to the The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) site in Pibor town after an  outbreak of violence in Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative area of South Sudan

Haibata and her granddaughter in Barsalogho IDP camp

Burkina Faso: MSF scales up assistance to people affected by increasing levels of violence

The number of internally displaced people in Burkina Faso grew exponentially as violence escalated in 2019 and their access to health services has been seriously jeopardized. 

Qadimoon camp (Northwest Syria) [Photo: MSF]

Northwest Syria: “You see children sitting in the snow under olive trees”

An MSF doctor working in Deir Hassan camp, 30 km west of Aleppo, describes the situation as hundreds of thousands of people flee an offensive by government forces on the last opposition-held area in Syria.