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.
Since 2014, the lavender-coloured building on Eastlands’ Juja Road has housed a 24/7 emergency department in addition to the longer-standing sexual violence clinic, providing cost-free care to people living precariously in the Mathare and Eastleigh slum areas.
Mali has faced a political and security crisis since 2012 which has had a devastating impact on the humanitarian situation of people living in the conflict areas. Medical coordinator Patrick Irenge describes how this insecurity has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and reviews MSF's emergency response, alongside the organisation's regular projects, to assist the most vulnerable people.
Noma is an overlooked but dangerous disease that can leave often young patients disfigured. Hafiz, a surgeon from India, shares his experience of providing life-changing reconstructive surgery in Nigeria...
For MSF’s field communications officer in Afghanistan, the Kunduz attack reaffirmed the importance of the principles that guide our work.
On Tuesday, 21 May, gunmen (reportedly belonging to “3R”, a local armed group assaulted three villages not far from Paoua, in the North-West of Central African Republic – the way attacks were run is similar: villagers were gathered with the excuse of an urgent meeting, then they were shot at.
The Rohingya refugee population, living in camps across Cox’s Bazar, remains vulnerable to serious health risks. Refugees reside in overcrowded, tight spaces and continue to live in emergency-like conditions, which increase the threat of potential outbreaks of contagious diseases. MSF continues providing assistance to the refugees and the local community.
The worsening fighting in Tripoli continues, forcing thousands of Libyan families to flee their homes and seek shelter with family or in temporary shelters in schools or other buildings. Over three thousand refugees and migrants are trapped in detention centres and are at risk of being caught in the crossfire.