COVID-19: MSF launches emergency appeal for medical personnel to help care for the elderly in nursing homes (EHPADs)
11-10 | An MSF doctor checks over a patient with COVID-19 at a COVID care centre in Chatenay-Malabry, in the Paris suburbs.
10-21 | Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swath of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter. Many areas have been flooded since July, while river levels are continuing to rise, worsening the crisis. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding by providing medical care in flood-affected areas of Greater Pibor, Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states.
8-25 | “Spending our lives in the camps is difficult; the area is small and there is no space for the children to play,” says Abu Siddik. He lives in one of the camps in the Cox’s Bazar district of south-eastern Bangladesh, where around 860,000 Rohingya refugees are crammed into just 26 square kilometres of land.
Lebanon: MSF teams providing medical and mental health support to Beirut’s most affected communities
8-11 | A week after the devastating blast that took place in Beirut on 4th August 2020, MSF is carrying out an emergency response to provide medical support to the people most impacted by the explosion. MSF’s activities cover three main areas of intervention: wound care for people still suffering from injuries, continuity of care for chronic diseases patients, and mental healthcare for people affected by the explosion.
5-6 | As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unfolding, our teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world, providing urgent medical care for people fleeing violence, mothers giving birth and children needing treatment for measles or malnutrition. From the conflict in Syria to the continued displacement of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, these are some of the crises we must not forget in the time of COVID-19.