War and conflict

War and conflict

If warring parties see aid organisations as being on one side of a conflict, we are less likely to gain access to those in need and more likely to be attacked. 

One of the ways in which we are able to demonstrate our independence to warring parties is to ensure that all our funding for work in conflicts comes from private individuals – we do not accept government grants. 
Conflicts, be they international wars or those within countries, can have many consequences. 
Fear of violence or persecution uproots entire communities and disrupts access to medical care for those that flee as well as those who stay behind.  
Conflicts normally lead to a rise in trauma injuries, but also lead to problems for people needing normal medical care, such as complications with pregnancy or chronic diseases such as diabetes.  
Psychological distress and mental illnesses also generally rise, as can cases of sexual violence.  
We try to fill these gaps with highly experienced doctors, nurses, and logisticians, who provide specialised medical care and logistical support. 

Displaced Palestinians in Rafah
Gaza - Israel War

Thousands forced to flee as Israeli military offensive intensifies and aid is blocked in Rafah

Press Release 8 May 2024
MSF clinic in Zamzam, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

North Darfur, Sudan: As malnutrition crisis persists in Zamzam camp, MSF calls for an urgent scale-up of the humanitarian response

Press Release 30 Apr 2024
Zamzam camp malnutrition
Conflict in Sudan

Sudan is facing a colossal man-made catastrophe; MSF calls for an urgent, rapid scale-up of the humanitarian response

Press Release 12 Apr 2024
 Violence in Port-au-Prince
War and conflict

Haiti: The situation in Port-au-Prince today is a humanitarian crisis and it demands an urgent response

Article 10 Apr 2024
MSF clinic, Zamzam camp
Conflict in Sudan

Sudan – one year on, the international response is just a drop in the ocean

Statement 8 Apr 2024
Attack on MSF Facility
Attacks on medical care

MSF Condemns Missile Attack that Destroyed its Office in Donetsk Region  

Article 5 Apr 2024