1-25 | Two weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to work in the regions of Mopti, Gao, and Timbuktu. In addition, on the morning of January 24, a small MSF medical team managed to reach Konna, a town located 70 kilometers north of Mopti, in the pivotal area between Mali’s northern and southern sectors, where there has been intense fighting over the past week. Furthermore, nearly 6,000 new refugees were registered in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso.Questions of Access
1-18 | On Tuesday, January 15, after aerial bombing and bombardment struck two localities in the west of Syria’s Idlib governorate, 44 wounded patients received emergency treatment in a field hospital operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Thirty-six wounded patients arrived early in the afternoon, after several barrels of explosives were dropped on a village, with one of those barrels landing close to a bakery. That night, MSF treated eight more patients injured by a rocket. Four of them died when they arrived at the hospital.
1-14 | Following violent fighting in Konna and bombardments in Lere and then in Douentza and Gao, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on all the parties to the conflict in Mali to respect the safety of civilians and to leave health structures untouched. In Douentza, a town to the northeast of Mopti, the bombardments restarted on Sunday morning. An MSF medical team is currently working in the hospital to support medical activities.
1-14 | At least 20 people were killed and 99 were injured when warplanes bombed a market in Azaz, northern Syria on 13 January, according to Médecins Sans Frontières. Twenty of the wounded, all of them civilians, were treated in an MSF medical facility.The attack on the market in Azaz, near the Turkish border, was particularly devastating as it came just two weeks after airstrikes hit the city’s health facilities, making it almost impossible for medical staff to cope with an emergency on this scale.