8-22 | An MSF mobile medical team operating in the Idomeni area on the border between Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece received ten people with wounds from stun grenades fired by Macedonian border troops on 21 August. The situation in the area is currently in a state of chaos, with 3000 migrants and refugees being violently prevented by Macedonian troops to cross the border.
8-20 | Two weeks after severe flooding affected an estimated one million people across Myanmar, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is expanding its support to the government’s response in both Rakhine State and Sagaing Region. This will both help meet the immediate needs of those directly affected by flooding, and mitigate the elevated risk facing communities from water- and mosquito-borne infectious diseases, including malaria, diarrhoea, and dengue fever. Dengue fever is endemic to Rakhine state and Sagaing regio
8-11 | The situation on the island of Kos over the last two weeks has taken a sour turn as more than 7000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arrived to the island over the month of July, a two-fold increase compared to June. In the absence of proper reception facilities, most have taken to put up tents in public parks and squares in Kos town, or sleep outside, around the police station, without any access to latrines and showers.
MSF: Latest tragedy at sea highlights urgent need for increased rescue capacity in the Mediterranean Sea
8-6 | The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea on 5 August, in which hundreds of people drowned after a boat carrying up around 600 people capsized, underscores the severe lack of adequate search and rescue operations in the area, says Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières.
8-5 | After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding. Rakhine State, where MSF already runs several medical programmes, is one of the most critically impacted areas.