Statements & Opinion

Gaza

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has heavily condemned an attack in Gaza City where Israeli forces reportedly opened fire on a large group of Palestinians while they waited for food from humanitarian aid trucks. 

Men, women and children, returning from Sudan with their belongings
27 Feb 2024

As the risk of disease outbreaks in overcrowded transit sites grows, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges organisations and authorities to strengthen humanitarian assistance to alleviate people's suffering.

MSF Secretary General addresses the UN
23 Feb 2024

On 22 February, MSF Secretary General Christopher Lockyear addressed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and demanded an immediate and sustained ceasefire in Gaza

An MSF vehicle in Gaza after an attack by Israeli forces.
23 Feb 2024

In an address today, MSF's Secretary General called for urgent action in Gaza.

In complete defiance of worldwide calls for an enduring ceasefire, Israel has stated it will carry out a ground offensive on Rafah threatening the lives of more than one million Palestinians. 

The burnt and pockmarked inside of an MSF shelter in Al Mawasi

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of two MSF staff family members during an Israeli offensive on Al-Mawasi, Khan Younis, Gaza. Six other people were injured in the attack.

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.

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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).