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MSF is extremely concerned about indirect consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potentially devastating effects on child health in Sierra Leone; we cannot allow this pandemic to rob the next generation of their future.

Community outreach staff in one of the refugees' homes - Sept 2019

With a further tightening of mobility restrictions, humanitarian services remain a crucial lifeline for many refugees. For MSF, the key priority has been to ensure that healthcare services in the camp are not disrupted, and that refugees continue to access medical services...

Medical staff dress with PPE to enter the treatment unit

In just three months, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) passed the threshold of 4,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While 11 of the country's provinces are affected, its capital, Kinshasa, accounts for 90 per cent of cases.

Villagers watch a WatSan prepare for the disinfection of a house in Ndiovu village

Nigeria has been facing its largest outbreak of Lassa fever this year. The outbreak was officially declared over this April 

Kala Azar activities in Tabarak Allah hospital, Gedaref, Sudan

After ten years treating Kala Azar in Gedaref region in Sudan, MSF handed over our kala azar medical activities  to the Ministry of Health this May. Since 2010, MSF treated, and saved almost 7,000 patients, keeping the mortality below 1% except during the initial peaks.

COVID-19 treatment center in Drouillard, Cité Soleil, at the Grands Brûlés hospital © Lunos Saint Brave/MSF

Health structures in Haiti are being destabilized by the pandemic, and the country faces a lack of tests and supplies due to the global lockdown

COVID-19 field hospital set up in Khayelitsha Multi-purpose Centre [© MSF/Rowan Pybus]

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the wards in Khayelitsha District Hospital in Cape Town have filled up with suspected and confirmed cases. MSF is helping increase local healthcare capacity to meet these urgent needs. 

Hassan, a 17-year-old refugee from Darfur, Sudan arrived in Libya one year ago.

Escalating armed conflict, increased indiscriminate attacks on civilians and the arrival of COVID-19 to a country with a collapsing healthcare system is creating a crisis within a crisis and could ultimately become a humanitarian catastrophe writes Sacha Petiot, Head of...


COVID-19 Coronavirus

Most of the world's countries have reported cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 and MSF teams in over 70 countries are now racing to respond to the pandemic.  

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