DRC - Boga attack, MSF: General hospital looted and burnt down, with grave consequences for local communities
6-9 | On Monday 7 June 2021, the city of Boga’s General Referral Hospital (GRH), which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has been the target of a deliberate attack in the context of ongoing clashes in the city. The overall toll of the clashes so far is estimated at around twelve deaths, including ten civilians, and the hospital has been completely destroyed. Several buildings were burnt down, including the intensive care unit, and the pharmacy and medical reserves were looted.
5-29 | The violence and intimidation committed by security forces in Myanmar is creating a climate of fear and disrupting HIV patients' access to life-saving antiretroviral treatment.Ko Tin Maung Shwe is a high-risk patient who has both HIV and hepatitis C. He needs regular consultations to monitor his condition and medication to control the symptoms, but this has become increasingly difficult since the military seized control of the country on 1 February.
5-29 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Myanmar’s de facto military government and other groups to take all steps to ensure people have safe and unhindered access to healthcare regardless of where they seek it. Equally, medical staff must be able to provide life-saving care without attacks, detention or intimidation.
5-13 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announces today the relaunch of its search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean Sea to save the lives of refugees and migrants attempting the deadly sea crossing from Libya. Since 2015, MSF medical teams working on search and rescue ships have witnessed with horror the human tragedy unfolding on Europe’s doorstep, as thousands of people drown at sea or are forcibly returned to horrific conditions in Libya.
4-13 | 9 April 2021, Tripoli, Libya – One person was killed and two were injured in the early hours of 8 April after a shooting took place in a Tripoli detention centre where refugees and migrants are held. Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 with gunshot wounds were transferred for urgent medical care by a team from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).