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.
4-10 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched activities in Lebanon to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming at increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable communities.Safeguarding regular medical programmesMSF intends to keep most of its regular medical programs running, while adapting them to the current situation by promptly strengthening infection prevention and control measures across its activities. The medical needs of the communities we serve cannot be put on hold.
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.
5-14 | On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians, killing 60 of them, during the weekly protests by the fence between Gaza and Israel.
3-29 | Six months after the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction that hit Central Sulawesi, the temporary health facility built by MSF in the Dolo Selatan Sub-District continues to serve the affected communities. When the health centre of Baluase was heavily damaged by the disaster, it left 12 villages without access to medical care.