7-27 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opens a new COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre in the Nayapara refugee camp, in the Teknaf upazila (sub-district) of Cox’s Bazar district.The opening of the Severe Acute Respiratory Infection—Isolation and Treatment Centre (SARI-ITC) is part of MSF’s continuing scale-up of activities in response to the spread of COVID-19 across this part of south-east Bangladesh.
7-11 | Seven years. That’s how long many asylum seekers and refugees have been held on Nauru and Papua New Guinea, with still no end in sight.Seven years of various forms of detention, uncertainty about the future and a lack of control over even the basic details of their lives.Australia’s offshore processing system is dangerous, causing devastating mental health suffering.
7-3 | Young Bangladeshi mother Noor Haba pulls her headscarf close around her face with one hand; with the other she strokes the back of her seven-year-old daughter Shahara, who lies semi-conscious on the hospital bed. Shahara is being treated for thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder.“I’m afraid all the time” Noor Haba says. “I worry for my children and for my family. I pray that they will get better and this situation will improve.”
6-10 | With over five million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, many organisations—including Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—are working tirelessly for everyone’s health and safety. With operations in more than 70 countries, the organisation is able to respond to communities affected by the pandemic. Here are a few ways MSF is doing that.
6-9 | COVID-19 has affected millions all over the world. Like many other organisations responding to the pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is faced with challenges—from the global shortage of PPEs to lack of transportation. Despite these obstacles, MSF finds ways to care for the most vulnerable: children, refugees, people living with HIV, high-risk groups, and more.