9-11 | Lebanon has absorbed tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflict in neighbouring Syria in recent months. Many are living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today.
9-10 | MSF expands emergency medical programmes in responseMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expanded its emergency medical programmes in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in response to increasing humanitarian needs in the region.
9-10 | Following a major explosion in the capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan on the afternoon of 10 September, 37 people were received at the surgical hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Thirteen had such severe wounds that they were dead on arrival.“The explosion was close to the hospital, and the patients arrived within minutes,” said Anna HALFORD, MSF’s field coordinator in Kunduz. “Handling such incidents is a race against time.”
9-7 | Following reports of increased arrivals of migrants in the Aegean Islands in the last two weeks, an MSF team visited the islands of Samos, Leros and Simi between the 30thof August and 4th of September to assess the situation.During the visit, MSF ensured the provision of medical services and distributed personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap) to a total of 246 people, of whom a majority were of Syrian and Afghan origin. Additionally, MSF provided water and food items for young children, when needed.
8-23 | “This emergency is huge - I’ve never seen anything like it”