Stories & News

08 Apr 2024

When conflict erupted near Matt Cowling's MSF placement in Sudan, his placement turned into something unexpected. Having recently returned, he discusses his year-long experience and his observations of the ongoing hostilities in Sudan.

Attack in Ukraine
08 Apr 2024

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the missile attack on its office in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on 5 April. Following the attack, in which MSF's office was destroyed, we have suspended medical humanitarian activities in the Donetsk region temporarily, except supporting emergency care and ambulance referral services.  

02 Apr 2024

Scarlett Wong, a Sydney-based psychologist, speaks about her three-week placement in a situation that is “the worst humanitarian disaster I have ever seen.”

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