5-28 | The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is scaling up its work in the state of Amazonas to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its relative small population, the state of Amazonas is among the regions with the highest absolute number of deaths caused by the new coronavirus in Brazil. So far, at least 1,780 people have died of COVID-19.
5-27 | “We watch the news every day. The situation is depressing and sad,” says Hussein, a 60-year-old man, living in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj Al-Barajneh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. “The number of people infected with COVID-19 is increasing and the number of people dying because of it is also constantly on the rise. Why wouldn’t we protect ourselves if we are given the opportunity to do so?”
5-26 | More than two months after activating teams to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic in Spain, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is ending its direct intervention in the country, having completed its mission to support the public health system to overcome the most critical period of the outbreak.MSF continues to work on this pandemic and will now focus its efforts primarily in contexts with fragile health systems and with vulnerable populations threatened by this new disease, as well as by other emergencies.
5-21 | The number of deaths occurring in the COVID-19 treatment centre that Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) runs in Aden, Yemen, speaks to a wider catastrophe unfolding in the city, the international medical organisation said today, and the UN and donor states need to do more urgently to help the response.