4-23 | Picture being forced to flee your home as armed conflict ravages your once relatively peaceful country.Last year’s harvests were poor and you’re already weak and vulnerable – but the annual food shortage season is still to come.It’s nearly impossible to see a doctor, with health centres closing due to the ongoing insecurity, and now there’s a deadly and highly contagious virus sweeping the world and crippling even the most advanced health systems.
3-26 | The military offensive carried out by the Government of Syria and its allies in Northwest Syria, has led to the displacement of almost a million people in the space of just four months in the Idlib region . People have had to flee from their homes or from the camps they were already displaced in, to escape the daily shelling, aerial bombing, ground offensives.
3-4 | In 2018, an estimated 311,000 women died of cervical cancer. More than 85 per cent of those women lived in low- and middle-income countries. In the same year, 570,000 new cases were diagnosed.The inequality of cervical cancer is stark. In 42 countries it kills more women than any other cancer. Mortality is currently highest in Malawi, where Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders/MSF) has its most comprehensive programme, with Mali and Zimbabwe two more countries not far behind.Cervical cancer is preventable—and curable, if detected early.
2-29 | Indiscriminate attacks on civilians areas had predictably horrific consequences on February 25 in Idlib governorate, Syria. Three hospitals near the frontlines that are supported by medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 185 wounded, and 18 patients who were dead-on-arrival.
11-7 | On Wednesday evening, an aerial attack in Mocha, southwestern Yemen, partially destroyed a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières, when the aerial attack hit the surrounding buildings, including a military warehouse.