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MSF staff

The recent escalation of the Israel-Gaza war has only exacerbated the violence and restrictions imposed on the Palestinians living in the West Bank. 

nursing team

In 2012, a year after war broke out in Syria Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a burn care unit in Atmeh, in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province. It is currently the only facility treating burn patients in northwestern Syria, home to more than more than 4.5 million people, most of whom are displaced. 

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10 Oct 2022

Ngueny works for MSF in Jonglei State, not far from where his family are from. He shares his journey to becoming MSF’s first mental health supervisor at Lankien Hospital, and why he’s passionate about bridging the mental health gap.

Monica Wambui Muchai, MSF project medical referent, and Abdel Yasser Alassane, former MSF project coordinator

Set up two years ago, MSF’s South Sudan Emergency Response Unit (SSERU) was designed as a first responder to crises across South Sudan and to reinforce MSF’s preparedness for dealing with emergencies. This article describes the SSERU’s first major emergency response which took place in Paloich in July and August 2023. 

Baby being examined by MSF nurse
03 Jan 2024

In August 2023, MSF launched medical services at Mazar-i-Sharif Regional Hospital in Balkh Province in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, aiming to reduce paediatric and neonatal mortality rates in the northern provinces.

MSF team providing physiotherapy
03 Jan 2024

With Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine has become the most heavily mined country globally; around 30 per cent of its territory may be contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance.

 

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.