Statements & Opinion

06 Apr 2022

As millions of Ukrainians pour over borders seeking safety, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging Australians to bring their humanity to the polling booth in the upcoming Federal elections.

As millions of Ukrainians pour over borders seeking safety, we’re urging Australians to bring their humanity to the polling booth at the upcoming election. 


Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomes the announcement that refugees being held under Australia’s harmful policy regime will be allowed to resettle in New Zealand, but notes that the deal will leave hundreds of others without a resettlement pathway. 

18 Mar 2022

In June 2021, three Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff were brutally murdered in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Following a New York Times investigation into the killings of our colleagues, MSF is urging the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) to respond. 

Following is a statement from the president of MSF Spain, Paula Gil. 

26 Feb 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s statement on the escalating situation in Ukraine.

16 Feb 2022

Arunn Jegan, Médecins Sans Frontières Advocacy Coordinator, reflects on the state of the world’s health and crises from an imagined vantage point a decade from now.

08 Dec 2021

The uneven progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unequal access to vaccines and treatments calls for locally tailored approaches.

Isabelle Defourny, Director of Operations for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), discusses the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to COVID-19 vaccination advocated for by the UN, and the urgent need for vaccines in low income countries.

19 Nov 2021

One year ago—and seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic—India and South Africa put forward the TRIPS Waiver proposal: a groundbreaking solution to lift intellectual property barriers on and ensure greater equity in access to any vaccines, tests, treatments or other medical tools needed to tackle COVID-19.  

Despite this waiver offering the chance to save millions of lives, a number of wealthy countries continue to block it.

08 Nov 2021

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has long responded to some of the world’s worst medical and humanitarian crises. With climate change being described as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century—impacts we have seen first hand while working with the world's most vulnerable—our response to climate change is a critical pillar of our approach as a medical humanitarian organisation.