Since 2018, MSF has been providing mental health services in Sinjar district to those Yazidi survivors of the 2014 genocide and their families. Whilst these services have been scaled up in recent months, it is now overwhelmed and has a waiting list
The Yazidi community in Sinjar district, northwestern Iraq, is grappling with a severe and debilitating mental health crisis.
West Mosul's, Iraq, healthcare system remains fragile with thousands of families struggling to access quality affordable health care.
Marion Robinson worked as a psychologist at the MSF hospital in Qayyarah, a town some 70 kilometres from Mosul, in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate. It had been under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group for two and a half years before the Iraqi army retook control of the area at the end of August 2016.
Sian Geraty, emergency medicine specialist, from South Africa, describes how doctors and nurses in Iraq dealt with everyday emergencies in Sadr City
One year since the battle between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi forces officially ended in Mosul, the health system is still in ruins and struggling to cope as thousands of people continue to return to the city.
MSF recently distributed 550 hygiene kits and water containers to families who have returned to Mosul’s old city.
Over the past four years, MSF medical staff have delivered more than 3,400 babies and provided more than 27,400 gynaecological consultations in Iraq.
Operating theatre nurse Jonine Lotter shares her experience treating wounded patients in MSF’s hospital on wheels in Mosul, Iraq.