Stories & News

Patients sit in the corridor of the MSF-supported Umdawanban hospital in Khartoum State.
16 Feb 2024

Dr Mohammad Bashir, MSF deputy medical coordinator, reflects on his experience as a doctor in Sudan  in the absence of sufficient resources since conflict erupted.

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.

Georg Gassauer/MSF
14 Feb 2024

Measles admissions to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) facilities in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria, spiked between October and December 2023, reaching record numbers. Despite the vaccination efforts, this worrying situation calls for a rapid reinforcement of routine immunization campaigns.

 Diphteria vaccination campaign in Batha Province, Chad
14 Feb 2024

A diphtheria epidemic is currently raging in the Batha region of central Chad. Since June 2023, more than 825 cases and 36 deaths have been reported. 

MSF team doing cholera risk communications and community engagement
14 Feb 2024

MSF teams have been treating cholera and stopped the spread by working with community health promotion teams in Buhera district. Across Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces and 62 districts, 24,885 people have been infected and there have been 501 deaths since the first cases were identified in February 2023.

Dr Edward Chu
09 Feb 2024

Dr. Edward Chu was part of a team Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff who went to Gaza in December 2023 to provide urgent medical support to our Palestinian and international colleagues as they continue to see large influxes of patients with severe injuries amid extreme supply shortages and relentless bombardment. Upon his return, he shared an account of this humanitarian catastrophe that continues to worsen.

MSF teams travelling to villages in India

Prue Coakley began working with MSF in 2010, after her master’s degree in international development ignited her interest in global health. She has completed 15 assignments with MSF, starting first in field admin which involved finance and HR responsibilities. After several assignments in this position, she trained in project coordination and progressed to project coordinator on a project in Chhattisgarh, India in 2013.

Syria earthquake

In northwest Syria, earthquake survivors still face the emotional aftermath and damage to infrastructure already weakened by a decade of war.

view of mother and child waiting at MSF clinic in Zamzam camp
07 Feb 2024

The malnutrition crisis in Zamzam camp, North Darfur, requires an urgent humanitarian response as an estimated one child is dying every two hours.

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.