Stories & News

Al-Shifa
02 Apr 2024

After a 14-day long operation by Israeli forces in and around the facility, Al-Shifa hospital—the largest hospital in the Gaza strip—is now out of service. MSF calls for the safe evacuation of the remaining patients at Al-Shifa hospital so they can receive urgent medical care.

Lebanon
28 Mar 2024

Five months of armed conflict along Lebanon’s southern border have resulted in hundreds of deaths and forced more than 91,000 people from their homes.

Rafah
26 Mar 2024

After more than five months, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally passed a resolution today calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during the month of Ramadan, which ends 9 April.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been active in calling for an immediate ceasefire—but this resolution for a two-week pause is not enough. 

Palestinians have lost everything but remain resilient
05 Mar 2024

Jessie Watson recently swapped her Marlborough farm for three weeks in Gaza as a HR/Finance project manager for Médecins Sans Frontières. 

Ebola
22 Mar 2024

Ten years ago, on 23 March 2014, Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola. Ebola outbreaks were known to be dangerous but small. But not this time: it would take two years, and more than eleven thousand deaths, before the epidemic was over. 

Dr Michel Van Herp, a renowned Ebola expert even before 2014, looks back at the largest ever Ebola outbreak, and answers five key questions.

Deputy head of mission, Francesca Arcidiacono, South Sudan
22 Mar 2024

Francesca Arcidiacono has returned to Sudan as deputy head of mission. In 2023, she worked as the Head of Mission in Sudan and was a firsthand witness to the beginning of the current war. Today, she's reflecting on her decision to return to Sudan and what this means to her personally.

DRC

As fighting displaces thousands of people in North and South Kivu, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about spread of disease due to overcrowded, unsanitary living conditions

Sudan
12 Mar 2024

The city of Khartoum has been the epicentre of the war in Sudan for many months. While part of the city is now experiencing some respite, the situation remains extremely difficult and precarious for the civilian population who continue to live there. 

We take a look at the situation with Jean-Guy Vataux, who recently returned from Sudan, where he was Head of Mission for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Khartoum.   

Medical activities in Rhoe camp, DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF calls for protection of patients, medical facilities and civilians following Drodro hospital attack.