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Ukraine: MSF teams witness attacks on two hospitals

KYIV/NEW YORK, November 27, 2023—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff directly witnessed two deadly attacks on Ukrainian hospitals this month, underlining the unacceptable violence against health care workers, patients and medical facilities in areas close to the front lines of the ongoing war with Russia.  On November 13, a hospital in the Kherson region […]

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MSF concerned about dramatic increase in violence from Israeli forces in the West Bank

November 9, 2023 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing a dramatic increase in violence from Israeli forces in Jenin, in the West Bank, occupied Palestine. Our teams in Jenin have treated over 30 patients with gunshot and blast wounds since October 7. Today, there has been a surge in violence, with widespread bombing and shooting. This […]

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EU and Greece must take accountability for their policies and decisions that contributed to deadly shipwreck

June 29, 2023 – The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on the European Union and Greek authorities to take accountability for the decisions and policies that contributed to the June 14 shipwreck that left at least 500 people dead or missing off the coast of Greece. The EU must implement dedicated, […]

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MSF: J&J must stop blocking generic versions of lifesaving TB drug

NEW YORK/GENEVA, APRIL 26, 2023—Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must stop trying to extend its monopoly on the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline in all countries with a high burden of TB, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of J&J’s annual shareholders meeting this week. It’s critical that the US pharmaceutical corporation stop […]

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Afghanistan: MSF condemns ban on women working for the UN

NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2023—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan‘s (IEA) decision to ban Afghan women from working for the United Nations in the country. Women play a critical role in the provision of humanitarian assistance and health care services in Afghanistan—a country where people are mostly dependent on […]

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MSF report: Israel’s coercive measures harm people’s health in occupied West Bank area of Masafer Yatta

NEW YORK/JERUSALEM, APRIL 3, 2023—The combination of living in constant fear of eviction by Israeli authorities, seeing their homes demolished, and having their movements restricted is having a terrible impact on the physical and mental health of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to a new report by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors […]

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Appeal lodged against illegitimate detention of MSF search and rescue ship

ROME/NEW YORK, MARCH 7, 2023—An appeal has been lodged at the competent court against the detention of the search and rescue ship Geo Barents, said the international medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. On February 23, the Ancona coastguard notified Geo Barents of the 20-day detention and a fine of up […]

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Palestinian Territories: MSF denounces Israeli plan to evict people from Masafer Yatta

NEW YORK, JANUARY 20, 2023 — The Israeli government’s plan to forcibly displace 1,000 Palestinians from their homes in the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank is unacceptable, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Israeli authorities must immediately halt this eviction plan and stop implementing restrictive measures that impede the […]

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“Returning to Haiti means death”

PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, August 12, 2022—Haitians seeking asylum in the United States continue to be at risk of being expelled and sent back to a country in crisis, where the capital, Port-au-Prince, has become a battleground between armed groups, causing thousands of people to flee their homes and leaving many residents with extremely limited access to […]

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Dr. Carrie Teicher: Doctors Without Borders USA statement on reports announcing the end of Title 42

The Biden administration will end Title 42—a public health order that has been misused to block and expel people seeking protection at the US border more than 1.7 million times in the past two years—in May, according to multiple media reports today. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomes this long overdue decision to revoke […]

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Dr. Carrie Teicher, MSF: Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine donations are not enough to end pandemic

The Biden Administration’s announcement that it will purchase 500 million additional doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for COVAX—the global initiative that aims to deliver COVID-19vaccines based on public health needs—is a welcome step that will help vaccinate 250 million people worldwide. The need for doses is immediate, however, and these doses won’t begin shipping until […]

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In Gaza, lingering trauma is worsening a mental health crisis

More than one month after a ceasefire was announced between the Israeli government and Hamas the mental health consequences of the conflict are still taking a heavy toll. Twelve-year-old Mohanned and his aunt were in a car when the neighborhood they were passing through was hit by an Israeli airstrike. Mohanned survived the blast but was hit […]

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After encouraging statement from US on landmark COVID-19 monopoly waiver, MSF calls on all opposing countries to relent ahead of next talks

GENEVA, April 21, 2021 – Ahead of a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on Thursday to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 medical tools during the pandemic, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) commended a recent statement by the new WTO General Director Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, calling on governments to move forward with […]

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Tigray, Ethiopia: MSF staff are attacked and witness men taken off public bus and killed

March 24, 2021—Karline Kleijer, head of emergency programs for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), gave the following statement today in response to events in Ethiopia: We are horrified by the continued violence in Tigray, Ethiopia. This includes the extrajudicial killings of at least four men who were dragged off public buses and executed by soldiers, […]

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Doctors Without Borders: Statement on suspension of the Migrant Protection Protocols (“Remain in Mexico” policy)

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the Biden administration’s immediate suspension of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)—better known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. MSF medical teams have witnessed firsthand the harmful impacts of MPP on our patients trapped in danger.  Statement from Avril Benoît, Executive Director, MSF-USA  Having witnessed firsthand the harms of […]

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MSF welcomes Dr. Fauci’s support for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 13, 2020—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is encouraged by infectious disease expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Dr. Anthony Fauci’s comments on Thursday highlighting the importance of ensuring people everywhere have access to any new COVID-19 vaccine that becomes available, not just people living in […]

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MSF to Pharma: No patents or profiteering on coronavirus drugs, tests, and vaccines in pandemic

NEW YORK/GENEVA, MARCH 27, 2020 –The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests, or vaccines used in the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments must be prepared to suspend and override patents and to take other measures, such as price controls, to ensure availability, reduce […]

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MSF: Support urgently needed across Europe to protect medical staff from coronavirus

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, MARCH, 16 2020—As the number of people with the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continues to rise rapidly across Europe—now the epicentre of the pandemic—the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging European member states to demonstrate solidarity beyond their national borders. Essential medical supplies, including personal protective equipment […]

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Doctors Without Borders report exposes Afghanistan’s neglected health care crisis

Kabul/New York, March 4, 2020—People in Afghanistan still struggle to access essential medical care due to violence and widespread poverty, despite decades of international aid and investment in the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report released today. The report, Reality Check: Afghanistan’s neglected health care […]

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Doctors Without Borders report shows damaging health impacts of US-Mexico migration policies

Mexico City/New York, February 11, 2020—New migration policies imposed by the United States and Mexico are trapping many Central Americans in dangerous conditions, with severe consequences for their physical and mental health, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today.  The report, No Way Out, is […]

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