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.
Democratic Republic of Congo: As tens of thousands flee North Kivu conflict, an invisible crisis is brewing in South Kivu
5-31 | More than 80,000 people have arrived in South Kivu’s Minova health zone, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after fleeing conflict in neighbouring North Kivu province. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has launched an emergency response with a focus on reaching people in areas where humanitarian assistance is non-existent.
"Title 42 ends, but migration crisis continues in Mexico and Central America", says Doctors Without Borders
5-26 | On May 11, when the Biden administration ends the COVID-19 public health emergency nationally, Title 42, a public health order used to shut down asylum at the US southern border for more than three years, officially comes to an end.Invoked by the Trump administration in 2020 and repeatedly extended by the Biden administration, Title 42 allows the blocking and expulsion of people seeking protection at the US southern border.