5-4 | MSF teams around the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, in both countries where we've previously worked, and those we haven't had to work in before. Here are our teams at work in pictures.Find out how we're responding to the COVID-19 crisis around the world.
9-17 | Turn off the busy Maripur road and cross the railway line, water buffalos grazing to your right, tuk-tuks and brightly-painted trucks parked haphazardly on the verge to your left, and you’ll enter one of the main thoroughfares of Machar Colony in Karachi. Sprawling over an area of almost 300km2 it is an unofficial settlement, home to around 150,000 people. Many who live here have no official papers, residents don’t have access to regular refuse collection and there is no sewage system beyond drainage channels clogged with rubbish.
6-4 | Arish was born in October 2018 at the MSF birthing unit in Chaman District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital, Balochistan. He was discharged in good health. Just four days after his birth, however, he was back at the hospital in severe distress. His mother, Malaika, was unable to produce enough milk to feed him. “When I couldn’t feed him, I gave him green tea instead.
9-14 | After 14 years of presence in Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. The authorities have refused to issue a no objection certificate (NoC), without providing any explanation. With no valid NoC, MSF cannot continue medical activities in Kurram Agency. "MSF is saddened by the decision from the authorities responsible for NGOs working in Kurram Agency.
10-27 | An earthquake variously recorded at between 7.6 and 8.1 on the Richter scale rocked parts of northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan on the afternoon of 26 October. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical projects in north western Pakistan were faced with an initial influx of seriously wounded in the first hours.