7-18 | As malnutrition rates surge beyond emergency levels in many areas of Ethiopia, Médecins Sans Frontières calls for the immediate resumption of food distributions which were suspended across Ethiopia in early June 2023.More than 20 million people in Ethiopia rely heavily on food assistance, especially refugees and displaced people. Those most at risk include pregnant women, new mothers, children under five and people living with HIV.
7-4 | Following the shipwreck of 14 June which left up to 500 people dead or missing off the coast of Greece, Médecins Sans Frontieres denounces EU migration policies and calls for accountability over the lives lost and for a dedicated, proactive, state-led search and rescue mechanism at sea.“The lack of political will to ensure rescue capacity has contributed to the deadliest accident at sea recorded in the Mediterranean since 2015,” says Duccio Staderini, MSF head of mission for Greece and the Balkans.
Pregnant women, diabetics, and disabled people: migrants crossing the Darién Gap are increasingly vulnerable
6-28 | Between January and May 2023, 166,649 people risked their lives to cross from Colombia to Panama on foot through the Darién Gap—a fivefold increase from the same period in 2022. Médecins Sans Frontières teams providing care to migrants in southern Panama who survived the dangerous journey are extremely concerned about the inadequate protection, hygiene, and basic services provided.
6-25 | Almost 900 wounded people have arrived in Chad over the last several days. They report people being shot at and killed as they try to escape violence in the city.
6-2 | Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it increasingly difficult to access vital medical services due to reports of forced deportation and restrictions on their freedom of movement. Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and their partners have heard from patients that the situation is being exacerbated by discriminatory rhetoric against refugees, creating concerns for their safety and an environment of fear.