Myanmar: Independent humanitarian agencies and access to health care still blocked in northern Rakhine
8-11 | Independent humanitarian agencies remain largely blocked from accessing vulnerable communities in northern Rakhine, raising major concerns about unmet medical and humanitarian needs, said Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). On 11 August 2017, two weeks prior to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and the Myanmar Army’s so-called “clearance operations” that followed, MSF lost government authorisation to carry out medical activities in northern Rakhine.
South Sudan: MSF suspends the majority of its medical activities in Maban area after a violent attack
7-24 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) has suspended most of its activities in Maban, South Sudan, after suffering a violent attack on Monday 23 July. Yesterday morning, a group of unidentified armed men broke into MSF office and compound, looting the organisation and staff’s properties, burning down a tent full of equipment and destroying most of the vehicles and communication devices. No MSF staff were physically injured during the attack.
7-9 | One year since the battle between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi forces officially ended in Mosul, the health system is still in ruins and struggling to cope as thousands of people continue to return to the city, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. During the conflict, nine out of 13 public hospitals were damaged in Mosul, slashing healthcare capacity and the number of hospital beds by 70 percent.
5-31 | ©Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arab
5-31 | Since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit, in South Sudan’s north, have once again been wracked by violence. Thousands of people are caught between the frontlines of the fighting, and health facilities have been attacked. The high level of violence prevents many people from reaching basic services, including healthcare, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF). Women, men and children in Leer and Mayendit counties are enduring extreme levels of violence, including gang rapes and mass killings.