The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
We are deeply concerned about how COVID-19 might affect people living in precarious environments such as the homeless, those living in refugee camps, or conflict-affected groups.
The high level of supportive and intensive care required has placed a heavy burden on some of the world’s most advanced healthcare systems.
MSF has been opening new projects in response to COVID-19 and adapting existing ones to help cope if cases are identified. On any given day, our staff treats tens of thousands of patients for a variety of illnesses in our medical programmes around the world. In many areas where we work, there are few medical organisations in a position to respond to an overload of patients.
Find out how we are responding to the pandemic around the world.
For comprehensive information, including how to protect yourself against the disease, please visit the World Health Organization's (WHO) COVID-19 webpage. For updated technical information and details on the evolution of the pandemic please see WHO's COVID-19 situational report page.