5-13 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announces today the relaunch of its search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean Sea to save the lives of refugees and migrants attempting the deadly sea crossing from Libya. Since 2015, MSF medical teams working on search and rescue ships have witnessed with horror the human tragedy unfolding on Europe’s doorstep, as thousands of people drown at sea or are forcibly returned to horrific conditions in Libya.
4-23 | The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is restarting its emergency response today in India amid a surging second wave of COVID-19 in Mumbai in Maharashtra state. The city is very densely populated, and poor hygiene conditions in parts of the city could lead to a rapid spread of the virus if more isn’t done to prevent transmission and treat people who have fallen ill. New infections across the country have reached more than 300,000 cases in a single day—a global record.
4-15 | More than 12 months into Brazil’s COVID-19 emergency, there is still no effective, centralised and coordinated public health response to the outbreak. The lack of political will to adequately respond to the pandemic is killing Brazilians in their thousands.
4-13 | 9 April 2021, Tripoli, Libya – One person was killed and two were injured in the early hours of 8 April after a shooting took place in a Tripoli detention centre where refugees and migrants are held. Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 with gunshot wounds were transferred for urgent medical care by a team from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).