News from our projects

17 Nov 2022

The Ebola outbreak in Uganda was declared on 20th September. According to the Ministry of Health, as of 7th November: 136 cases have been confirmed, 53 deaths were confirmed from Ebola and 61 people recovered

Since the outbreak began, cases have been detected in a total of eight of Uganda’s 111 districts, including in the capital city. The government confirmed five cases on October 23rd in Kampala, a packed urban centre. 

16 Nov 2022

On November 8, after 10 days at sea and three days of waiting at Catania port, all survivors on board the rescue ship Geo Barents were permitted by Italian authorities to safely disembark. The Geo Barents is a search and rescue ship operated by the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).


A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) lays bare the cruelty of the long-term detainment of more than 50,000 people, the majority of whom are children, in Al-Hol, northeast Syria.

Uganda: MSF response one month after the declaration of the Ebola epidemic
03 Nov 2022

Since September 20, 2022, the day the Ebola epidemic was declared in Uganda, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working alongside the Ministry of Health to support medical care in the country.

Lebanon: Cholera outbreak after nearly three decades
02 Nov 2022

After Syria, where a cholera outbreak has now spread over most of the country, affecting 13 of the 14 governorates, on October 6th, 2022, the Minister of Public Health (MoPH) in Lebanon has also officially declared a cholera outbreak in the country.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is in Lebanon helping provide access to water, set up sanitation systems, and provide medical aid.

Three people found handcuffed, four injured on the Aegean island of Lesvos
01 Nov 2022

Three people have been found handcuffed and four others injured, reportedly from beatings, on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams provided emergency medical care on the scene and referred the four injured people to hospital.

22 Nov 2022

Port-au-Prince - The number of cholera cases is rising at an alarming rate in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, and in several areas of the country, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

MSF is calling for an immediate intensification of the response to the outbreak.

Syria: Cholera reappears after 15 years

Since September 2022, parts of Syria including north-east Syria and north-west Syria have been facing a major cholera outbreak. First linked to the contaminated water near the Euphrates River and the severe water shortage in the north of Syria, the outbreak has now spread across the country, and more than 13,000 suspected cases have been reported, including 60 deaths.

According to Raqqa National Hospital, this is the first time cholera has been confirmed in NES since 2007.

06 Oct 2022

Since the declaration of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda on 20 September (and as of 2 October 2022), the Ugandan Ministry of Health has confirmed 43 cases of Ebola and reported 29 deaths (nine confirmed deaths from the disease and 20 probable). MSF is working with the Ministry of Health to set up an initial emergency response to help stop the disease from spreading further. 


The Rohingya are a stateless ethnic group, most of whom are Muslim, who whose home is the majority-Buddhist Myanmar. 

They have lived for centuries side-by-side with the Buddhist community in Rakhine state but following repeated cycles of targeted violence since 1962 and continuous denial of their rights, nearly one million members of the Rohingya community now live in the world’s largest refugee camp across the border in Bangladesh.