5-19 | It is with great sadness that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that a South Sudanese member of staff was killed and two more were injured during intense fighting that erupted over the weekend in and around Pieri, a town in Jonglei State in north-eastern South Sudan where MSF runs a primary healthcare centre. “We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of our staff and all those affected.
5-14 | In the days following the attack to Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, it has become clear that what happened in Kabul on 12 May was a deliberate assault on a maternity hospital with the purpose of killing mothers in cold blood.
5-13 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is devastated after yesterday's sickening attack on pregnant women, mothers and their babies at our maternity in Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.While pregnant women and babies were seeking healthcare, in one of the most vulnerable states in life, an unknown number of attackers stormed the maternity through a series of explosions and gunfire, lasting for hours.
4-23 | Picture being forced to flee your home as armed conflict ravages your once relatively peaceful country.Last year’s harvests were poor and you’re already weak and vulnerable – but the annual food shortage season is still to come.It’s nearly impossible to see a doctor, with health centres closing due to the ongoing insecurity, and now there’s a deadly and highly contagious virus sweeping the world and crippling even the most advanced health systems.
4-13 | After the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Yemen on 10 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the authorities in Yemen to urgently allow the entrance of supplies and humanitarian staff to the country in order to facilitate a response to the disease.While the different authorities in Yemen have taken some steps to plan for a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, five years of war means that the health system has collapsed, making an effective response to the disease almost impossible with the existing resources in the country.