Statements & Opinion

OT room at Nasser hospital

Medical staff and patients are being put in danger in a place where they should be protected.

Hundreds of people camp in temporary shelters in the south of Gaza. The general conditions for most of these people are appalling: they live in temporary structures made of a few pieces of wood banged together and covered in plastic sheeting. Gaza, 24 November 2023.
15 Feb 2024

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the decision by Israeli Forces to issue an evacuation order to thousands of displaced people sheltering inside Nasser hospital, in Khan Yunis, the largest medical facility in southern Gaza.

lost at sea

Without safe, legal pathways for asylum, the Rohingya are forced to take risky journeys that put them at higher risk of death, violence, extortion or sexual assault.

MSF logo
30 Jan 2024

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is deeply alarmed by the decision of some countries, including Australia, to suspend their funding to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).

Nasser Hospital

Nasser Hospital, the largest remaining health facility in Gaza can no longer provide vital medical services, leaving Palestinians with few options for care.

Natalie Thurtle and Jennifer Tierney

Dr Nathalie Thurtle, an emergency physician working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), shares her experience after returning from five weeks as MSF medical coordinator in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. 

People collecting water from MSF distribution point

With the advance of the Israeli forces, and due to the massive bombardments and ground fighting, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are focusing their activities in the south of the Gaza Strip. 

Destrution in Gaza

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms 8 January strike on an MSF shelter, which led to the death of the five-year-old daughter of an MSF staff member.

MSF car destroyed by intervention of Israeli forces.
13 Dec 2023

On 12 December 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Australia Executive Director, Jennifer Tierney, and President, Katrina Penney, wrote to New Zealand's Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters, urging them to do everything in their power to bring about an enduring ceasefire in Gaza and Israel.

Damaged MSF clinic by intervention of the Israeli forces
09 Dec 2023

The United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution demanding a ceasefire in Gaza—blocked by a veto from the United States.