10-16 | AMSTERDAM/NORTHEAST SYRIA — Following the launch of Turkish military operations and the extremely volatile situation in northeast Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has taken the difficult decision to suspend the majority of its activities and evacuate all its international staff from northeast Syria.
8-25 | People living in the north of the West Bank face a complex array of pressures: more than 50 years of Israel’s military occupation of the area, a poor economy, a conservative society at a time of transition – all of this can add up and increase the burden of mental health issues in the community. MSF is providing psychotherapy services in Nablus and Qalqiliya. While three of our psychologists in the project are local Palestinians, two are foreigners who do not speak Arabic.
8-16 | The measles epidemic declared on 10 June is the deadliest that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has witnessed since 2011-2012. Between January and early August 2019, it infected over 145,000 people and caused 2,758 deaths. Despite the scale of the epidemic, there is an alarming lack of actors and funds to respond to this crisis.
8-1 | As the worst Ebola outbreak in DRC’s history approaches its second year, the number of new Ebola cases recorded each week is hovering near its highest levels since the beginning of the epidemic. In July, between 80 and 100 people were diagnosed with the disease every week. The outbreak is also continuing to spread geographically.
7-18 | WHO today declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). MSF International President, Joanne Liu said, “The signs are clear: people are still dying in the communities, health workers are still infected, and transmission is still going on.