Preview: Mental health crisis unfolds at RAF Wethersfield Mass Containment Site: Doctors of the World and Médecins Sans Frontières call for urgent site closure 

Mental health crisis unfolds at RAF Wethersfield Mass Containment Site: Doctors of the World and Médecins Sans Frontières call for urgent site closure 

Gaza: Israel must end its campaign of death and destruction

Gaza: Israel must end its campaign of death and destruction

GAZA: New crossing points and ‘floating dock’ are cosmetic changes, as humanitarian access disintegrates in Gaza, warn aid agencies  

No Place Is Safe from Violent Fighting in El Fasher as Hospitals are Repeatedly Hit

Hospitals hit and death toll soars as violent fighting engulfs El Fasher, Sudan, leaving nowhere safe in the city; MSF calls urgently for protection of civilians, health workers and health structures.

“Violence, desperation and abandonment on the migration route”: MSF presents its migration report in Mexico and Central America

“Violence, desperation and abandonment on the migration route”: MSF presents its migration report in Mexico and Central America

· From Doctors Wⁱthout Borders ⁽MSF⁾ we stroⁿgly call for a tⁱmely, adequate, aⁿd safe respoⁿse to be deployed to address the growⁱⁿg health aⁿd protectⁱoⁿ ⁿeeds of mⁱgraⁿts ⁱⁿ the regⁱoⁿ.

Closed Ports, Empty Shelves: Haiti Urgently Needs Medical Supplies

Closed Ports, Empty Shelves: Haiti Urgently Needs Medical Supplies

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – 21st May 2024 – Since the end of February, Port-au-Prince has been engulfed in unprecedented violence, cutting off the Haitian capital from the outside world following the closure of the airport and ports. The escalating insecurity has severely disrupted the medical operations of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has not been able to import any supplies since mid-March. The Haitian healthcare system is even more severely affected, leaving the population without essential medical services amidst ongoing violence and isolation. MSF urgently calls the armed groups involved in the fighting and the authorities in charge of customs to facilitate the delivery of medical supply to the civilian population in urgent need.

Flashquote about the current situation in El Fasher Darfur, Sudan by MSF Head of Emergency: Claire Nicolet

Flashquote about the current situation in El Fasher Darfur, Sudan by MSF Head of Emergency: Claire Nicolet

"Yesterday there was heavy fighting in El Fasher and we received 60 casualties at South Hospital - nine of them died from their injuries. In total, since the fighting began on Friday 10 May, 707 casualties have arrived at South Hospital and 85 have passed away. There is only one surgeon at South Hospital and new patients arrive every day, so he is under intense pressure. People are arriving with abdominal injuries, chest wounds, brain trauma and open fractures. Some have gunshot wounds, some have been wounded by bomb fragments, others have been wounded by shelling. We hope to increase the number of surgeons in the coming days to be able to treat the huge numbers of wounded more quickly. As well as limited numbers of staff, another challenge is supply. Medical supplies are running out - we have only around 10 days of supplies left, so we urgently need to be able to restock the hospital. We need safe access and authorisations from the warring parties to be able to do this. If we don't get these supplies, it will be extremely difficult to continue to treat the wounded."

MSF UK Impact Newsletter - 15th May 2024

Welcome to this week's MSF UK Impact Newsletter.

Testimony from Dr Prince Djuma Safari, Deputy Medical Coordinator for MSF in El Fasher

Testimony from Dr Prince Djuma Safari, Deputy Medical Coordinator for MSF in El Fasher

In the five days since intense fighting began between the RSF, Joint Forces, and SAF on Friday 10 May, 454 casualties have arrived at South Hospital in El Fasher. 56 people have succumbed to their injuries, but the wounded and death toll are likely far higher, since the fighting continues to be so intense that many people cannot reach the hospital. Until now, North Darfur had been a relatively safe haven compared to other parts of Darfur. Now, there are snipers in the streets, heavy shelling is taking place, and nowhere in the city is safe at all.

Another hospital in Gaza forced to close amid the intensified Israeli offensive in Rafah

Another hospital in Gaza forced to close amid the intensified Israeli offensive in Rafah

SUDAN: Bomb puts El Fasher paediatric hospital out of action amid intense escalation in fighting between SAF and RSF: two children killed – MSF urges warring parties to ensure protection of civilians and health structures

SUDAN: Bomb puts El Fasher paediatric hospital out of action amid intense escalation in fighting between SAF and RSF: two children killed – MSF urges warring parties to ensure protection of civilians and health structures

On the evening of Saturday 11 May, an airstrike carried out by the SAF landed 50 metres from Babiker Nahar Paediatric Hospital, which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in El Fasher, North Darfur. This led to the collapse of the roof above the intensive care unit (ICU) and the death of two children who remained receiving treatment there, as well as the death of at least one caregiver.

Sudan: MSF forced to suspend work at the only functional hospital in Wad Madani due to obstructions and harassment, leaving thousands without assistance

Sudan: MSF forced to suspend work at the only functional hospital in Wad Madani due to obstructions and harassment, leaving thousands without assistance

Port Sudan/Barcelona, 9 May 2024.- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to suspend work and withdraw staff from Madani Teaching Hospital, the only functional hospital for the hundreds of thousands of people in dire need of medical assistance in the capital of Al Jazirah state, Sudan. This extremely difficult decision comes after more than three months of relentless challenges trying to provide care at the hospital, including the growing insecurity; the inability to bring new staff and medical supplies into the area due to the denial of travel permits; and repeated security incidents, such as looting and harassment, affecting our ability to provide medical care.

Thousands forced to flee as Israeli military offensive intensifies and aid is blocked in Rafah

Thousands forced to flee as Israeli military offensive intensifies and aid is blocked in Rafah

JERUSALEM/BARCELONA/PARIS/BRUSSELS, 8 May 2024 – Israeli forces have begun their offensive on Rafah and have seized control of the border, effectively cutting off lifesaving aid deliveries into the Gaza Strip. As thousands of Palestinians are forced to flee eastern Rafah following Israel's recent evacuation orders, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for protection of civilians and the reopening of the Rafah border crossing.

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