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.
4-5 | After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19.Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities, limited supplies of hygiene essentials such as soap and water, and often no individual space at all.
3-26 | The military offensive carried out by the Government of Syria and its allies in Northwest Syria, has led to the displacement of almost a million people in the space of just four months in the Idlib region . People have had to flee from their homes or from the camps they were already displaced in, to escape the daily shelling, aerial bombing, ground offensives.
2-29 | Indiscriminate attacks on civilians areas had predictably horrific consequences on February 25 in Idlib governorate, Syria. Three hospitals near the frontlines that are supported by medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 185 wounded, and 18 patients who were dead-on-arrival.