There is not enough clean water or hygiene provisions for people to continually wash their hands
More must be done to protect an already vulnerable population, both for this pandemic and for other threats in the future
If MSF can add any value in a situation like this, it’s our experience of operating as an organisation where our entire way of working is built around emergencies and outbreaks.
What questions does MSF face in response to the COVID-19 epidemic: Dr. Clair Mills, medical director on our current general analysis and intentions in response to the outbreak
An MSF doctor working in Deir Hassan camp, 30 km west of Aleppo, describes the situation as hundreds of thousands of people flee an offensive by government forces on the last opposition-held area in Syria.
MSF emergency coordinator, Dr Tankred Stoebe, is currently travelling across Southeast Asia to assess how MSF can support health authorities and health facilities prepare for potential outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Escalating conflict and insecurity in Libya are leading thousands of people to flee, taking their chances on unseaworthy boats across the Mediterranean.