6-7 | Svitlana fled her village of Okhotnyche, in Zaporizhzhya Region, southeast Ukraine, after severe shelling by Russian forces began in April. She now stays in a shelter in Zaporizhzhya with her mother and 87-year-old grandmother, where she receives psychological support from an MSF psychologist. Here, Svitlana shares her story, and explains why she thinks psychological support is important for people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine.
Central African Republic: MSF condemns the killing of a colleague, shot multiple times in Moyenne-Sido
5-31 | A staff member from Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) died on Saturday 28 May after being shot three times by an individual employed by the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the northwestern prefecture of Ouham. MSF condemns this incident in the strongest possible terms and calls on the authorities to clarify the circumstances leading to the killing of our colleague.
5-13 | Between 25 February and early April, the town of Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, was the scene of brutal fighting. Hostomel was also under control of Russian forces for a time. “From the first days of the war, when hostilities began in Hostomel, it was just awful,” says Dr Olena Yuzvak, a Ukranian doctor working in Hostomel.
4-21 | Each year thousands of Palestinians suffer from conflict-related violence. In 2021 alone, Israeli forces and settlers injured more than 18,300 people across Palestine. To improve the capacity of Palestinians to respond to people’s medical needs, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have trained community volunteers in first aid, trained hospital staff in dealing with mass casualty events, and donated drugs to major hospitals across Palestine.
4-6 | Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is suspending its medical and humanitarian activities in the Southwest region of Cameroon as it calls for the release of four staff members who have been unjustly detained for months.