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 MSF medical staff discussing with patient and checking on newborn child in the Emirati hospital, Rafah, southern Gaza.

The war in Gaza has completely disrupted access to maternal healthcare, exposing both mothers and their children to serious and even life-threatening health risks. 

Women gathered around in Mozambique
29 Jan 2024

In every country, women from all walks of life may seek out an abortion at some time of their lives due to many reasons.

Nasser Hospital

Nasser Hospital, the largest remaining health facility in Gaza can no longer provide vital medical services, leaving Palestinians with few options for care.

view of Al Hol camp

The women, men and children detained at Al-Hol camp grapple with numerous challenges, including limited access to water, inadequate sanitation facilities, and a healthcare system inhibited by restrictive security practices.

Mother ds her new baby in front of MSF hospital in Wad Madani
25 Jan 2024

Amid ongoing conflict in Sudan, people’s access to healthcare is increasingly limited.

MSF urges the Sudanese authorities to ensure restrictions – including limiting travel permits for staff – are not reinstated.

Natalie Thurtle and Jennifer Tierney

Dr Nathalie Thurtle, an emergency physician working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), shares her experience after returning from five weeks as MSF medical coordinator in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. 

People collecting water from MSF distribution point

With the advance of the Israeli forces, and due to the massive bombardments and ground fighting, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are focusing their activities in the south of the Gaza Strip. 

mental health education sessions
16 Jan 2024

A new wave of fighting has gripped Myanmar over the past two months. Severe movement restrictions are preventing mobile clinics from running.

A displaced woman holds her child as she takes refuge in Alsafat Camp in Al Jazirah state.
16 Jan 2024

Since the Rapid Support Forces (RSF)'s attack in Wad Madani on 15 December, more than half a million people have fled the fighting and insecurity, including about 234,000 internally displaced people.

Dr Aldo Rodriguez

MSF surgeon Dr. Aldo Rodriguez describes the alarming desperation he witnessed in Gaza while providing urgent care for victims of bombings, including children orphaned by the violence.