7-4 | Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to renew the cross-border resolution (UNSCR 2585) expiring on the 10th of July 2022 for the provision of humanitarian aid into northwest Syria.Around 60% of people residing in this area, more than half of whom are internally displaced, risk losing access to desperately needed humanitarian and medical aid if the resolution is not renewed.
6-28 | At least 22 people are missing, and a pregnant woman died despite desperate efforts to resuscitate her, following the partial sinking of a rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea yesterday. Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Search and Rescue team has brought 71 survivors from the flimsy sinking rubber boat on board our search and rescue vessel the Geo Barents, and is now urging the Maltese and Italian authorities to allocate a place of safety for the disembarkation of survivors as soon as possible.
6-24 | On 24 June 2021, three Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff members were killed in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. MSF has searched for answers to why they were killed and by whom ever since. Paula Gil, the president of MSF Spain, issues the following statement, one year on.Today marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic loss of three of our colleagues, María Hernández Matas, Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael and Yohannes Halefom Reda, who were killed while providing lifesaving support to people in the war-torn area of Tigray in Ethiopia.
MSF Medical Train - data and patient accounts reveal consistent indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Ukraine
6-23 | Medical data and accounts from patients evacuated on Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) medical referral train show that the war in Ukraine is being conducted with an outrageous lack of care to distinguish and protect civilians. Over 40 percent of the war-wounded on the train have been elderly people and children with blast wounds, traumatic amputations, shrapnel and gunshot wounds.
6-14 | From 10th to 21st of May 2021, Israeli airstrikes and shelling on the Gaza Strip killed 256 people, including 66 children. Around 2,000 Palestinians were injured during the bombing, including over 600 children and 400 women, some of whom sustained injuries resulting in long-term disability such as loss of limbs or eyesight. In Israel, there were 13 deaths and 700 injuries as a result of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. On May 21st, 2021, an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect and the bombings stopped.