Preview: Italy: Abandoned migrants at northern borders face harsh conditions without assistance

Italy: Abandoned migrants at northern borders face harsh conditions without assistance

In recent months, there has been a sharp increase in the number of migrants and refugees at Italy's northern borders. However, assistance from authorities is completely absent in the border cities. It is left to activists and volunteers to provide people in transit with humanitarian assistance and medical care, with the support of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the main transit points in Ventimiglia, Oulx, Bolzano and Trieste. MSF is calling on authorities to guarantee assistance and protection, including through ending ‘pushbacks’, and providing adequate reception conditions, assistance and access to medical care in all border areas.  

COVID-19 crisis in Manaus, Brazil as health system collapses

COVID-19 crisis in Manaus, Brazil as health system collapses

Knock-on effect in rural Amazon towns

South Sudan: Worrying health needs in Jonglei state amidst multiple emergencies and funding concerns

South Sudan: Worrying health needs in Jonglei state amidst multiple emergencies and funding concerns

Falling international funding exposes communities in Jonglei to a lack of healthcare

Central African Republic: MSF teams ramp up support as violence escalates

Central African Republic: MSF teams ramp up support as violence escalates

Ethiopia update: MSF provides medical assistance in Tigray

Ethiopia update: MSF provides medical assistance in Tigray

MSF: Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives during outbreaks

MSF: Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives during outbreaks

WHO will change its guidelines to recommend using partial doses of the yellow fever vaccine during emergencies as a result of new clinical trial data

Mali: Patient dies after an MSF ambulance is violently stopped by armed men

MSF condemns this serious and violent obstruction of medical aid and calls for respect of humanitarian and medical action and the civilian population.

Libya: Situation desperate for 150 migrants in Zintan detention centre

Asylum seekers and refugees in limbo must be evacuated and transferred to Tripoli as planned

GREEK ISLANDS: Concerning rise in severe mental health distress in both adults and children.

GREEK ISLANDS: Concerning rise in severe mental health distress in both adults and children.

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Governments must act fast to support historic move to suspend monopolies during pandemic

Governments must act fast to support historic move to suspend monopolies during pandemic

Over 100 countries support the landmark proposal, but crucial WTO member states including the UK block progress

Yemen: Civilians wounded and killed in Hodeidah frontline hostilities

Yemen: Civilians wounded and killed in Hodeidah frontline hostilities

MSF providing medical care and assistance in Sudan to people fleeing violence in Ethiopia

MSF providing medical care and assistance in Sudan to people fleeing violence in Ethiopia

Iraq: Imminent Laylan camp closure risks humanitarian consequences

Iraq: Imminent Laylan camp closure risks humanitarian consequences

MSF urges the Iraqi authorities to reconsider Laylan camp closure

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