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.
6-7 | Svitlana fled her village of Okhotnyche, in Zaporizhzhya Region, southeast Ukraine, after severe shelling by Russian forces began in April. She now stays in a shelter in Zaporizhzhya with her mother and 87-year-old grandmother, where she receives psychological support from an MSF psychologist. Here, Svitlana shares her story, and explains why she thinks psychological support is important for people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine.
Central African Republic: MSF condemns the killing of a colleague, shot multiple times in Moyenne-Sido
5-31 | A staff member from Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) died on Saturday 28 May after being shot three times by an individual employed by the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the northwestern prefecture of Ouham. MSF condemns this incident in the strongest possible terms and calls on the authorities to clarify the circumstances leading to the killing of our colleague.
5-13 | Between 25 February and early April, the town of Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, was the scene of brutal fighting. Hostomel was also under control of Russian forces for a time. “From the first days of the war, when hostilities began in Hostomel, it was just awful,” says Dr Olena Yuzvak, a Ukranian doctor working in Hostomel.