4-19 | Since the start of the “March of Return” movement, hundreds of severely wounded patients have flocked to MSF’s three medical clinics in Gaza. The patients are mainly young men, in their twenties. They describe their desperation, the impossibility of finding a job, the extreme poverty, the feeling of abandonment. Many go to the border with Israel knowing the risks, but also with the feeling of having nothing to lose.
4-17 | MSF has opened a new hospital at the heart of vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp providing refuge to some 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Not hard to find, as it is on one of the many hills that form the landscape of Cox’s Bazar, its name says it all: “the hospital on the hill”. Construction began at the beginning of February and, with no time to waste, lasted just two months.
4-3 | The number of patients injured by landmines, booby traps and explosives doubled between November 2017 and March 2018.
1-10 | Eliminating stigma around mental health is crucial for helping internally displaced people in the Sulaymaniyah area to recover from the decades of violence they have witnessed, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. “MSF started working in Sulaymaniyah in 2015 when a huge influx of people escaping violence in their towns and cities arrived in the area,” Carla Brooijmans, MSF’s Head of Mission in Iraq, said. “We identified mental health as a key need as
Sulaymaniyah:MSF helping displaced people in Sulaymaniyah recover from trauma, patients' testimonies
1-10 | ©MSF/Sacha Myers “I overthink things, become anxious and I can’t sleep.” Thirt