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Nablus area

Abbas* is one of over 6,000 Palestinians from Gaza who used to work in Israel and became refugees in the West Bank as a result of the Israel-Gaza war. Now a patient of MSF teams offering psychological support in Nablus, he describes the ordeal of being displaced and separated from his family, who remains trapped under the bombs in Gaza.

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.

DRC

In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the humanitarian crisis has reached dramatic heights in 2023, with massive levels of violence and displacement. 

Dr Rasheed Fakhri, MSF surgeon
21 Dec 2023

In the aftermath of a harrowing war in his cherished homeland, Iraq, Dr Rasheed Fakhri found himself at a crossroads. To stay or to flee. 

Little did he know that this uncertain path would lead him to serve his fellow Iraqis for nearly 17 years, far from the familiar streets of home. This is the story of his unchartered journey with MSF, where his dedication and compassion played a pivotal role in reshaping lives amidst the chaos of post-war Iraq.

displaced people in south sudan
20 Dec 2023

South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, experienced severe instability throughout 2022 continuing into early 2023. Eight out of its ten states were wracked by violence. This upheaval triggered extensive population displacements, predominantly in the Abyei Special Administrative Area and regions such as Twic County. 

destruction on Al-Nassser Hospital

As Israeli forces shift their focus to the south of Gaza, Palestinians face mounting health risks as the intense bombing continues in what was supposed to be a safe area.

MSF's International president, Dr Christos Christou, visits Jenin refugee camp

Healthcare facilities and civilians are being targeted in Jenin, the West Bank. In Khalil Suleiman hospital emergency room, supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Israeli Forces launched a tear gas grenade inside the emergency room, compounding the already critical influx of patients.

 Noma Hospital in Sokoto
16 Dec 2023

Three years into its campaign to have noma recognised as a neglected tropical disease (NTD), international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomes the decision by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), to include noma in the WHO’s official list of NTDs.

MSF convoy attacked in Gaza
17 Dec 2023

Ricardo Martinez is a logistics coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who is just back from four weeks in Gaza. 

MSF Emergency Centre in Turgeau

On Tuesday, 12 December 2023, a group of armed men stopped an MSF ambulance in Port-au-Prince. They took a patient out by force and killed him. MSF is suspending all activities in the Emergency Centre indefinitely.