5-25 | During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident. The teams from MSF and SOS Méditerranée had been alerted to the position of the boats in distress. Teams distributed lifejackets to the passengers in preparation for the rescue.
5-16 | In a report released lately, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the humanitarian crisis that is affecting people forced to flee Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Central Americans forced to flee devastating violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are being re-victimised along the migration route to the United States and Mexico, according to a report released by MSF.
Central African Republic: MSF calls for a ceasefire in Bangassou to allow for the deployment of urgent medical aid
5-15 | Intense fighting broke out last Saturday morning in Bangassou (Mbomou Province). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders treated 69 wounded in Bangassou since the morning of 13 May. The organisation is calling on all parties to agree to a ceasefire in order to access wounded people in urgent need of life-saving medical care. “In the space of a few hours, MSF treated 21 wounded people in Bangassou hospital. Our teams are aware of further wounded elsewhere in the city who are under fire and are therefore unable to reach medical care.
5-2 | During the afternoon of 29 April, makeshift hospitals supported by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were subject to outrageous breaches of respect as intense fighting erupted between armed opposition groups in the besieged Damascus suburbs of East Ghouta.
4-25 | Stuck between two mountains, Haydan is a remote village, lost in time. Some houses have the air of medieval fortresses; at their arrowslits, curious faces occasionally appear. Following the road leading into the village, which alternates between faded tarmac and dirt track, one imagines a place conducive to meditation, where telephone reception is random and the internet is only a concept.