MSF DEMANDS ACTION TO STOP BRUTALITY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE DARIEN FOREST

Bogotá/Panama City, 29 February 2024 – People on the migration route through the Darién forest, the roadless region between Colombia and Panama, experience an intensified level of brutality and cruelty in attacks of sexual violence. In the last two months, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have also recorded an exponential increase in the number of assaults, in what is feared to be a worsening of the already dire situation on the route. MSF urges Panamanian authorities to immediately strengthen measures to protect migrants.

MSF statement on incident in Gaza City today

MSF statement on incident in Gaza City today

Belarus: Two years of response to the acute humanitarian crisis at EU’s eastern borders

Belarus: Two years of response to the acute humanitarian crisis at EU’s eastern borders

Fleeing Twice, Uncertain of the Next Step: MSF’s Community-Supported Emergency Response for displaced people in Port Sudan

Fleeing Twice, Uncertain of the Next Step: MSF’s Community-Supported Emergency Response for displaced people in Port Sudan

“Traveling across Sudan has always filled me with joy, yet this forced displacement from one location to another is far from the dream I once hoped for—it's a nightmare.”

Gaza: Attacks on humanitarian workers amid relentless bombardment make vital assistance near impossible

Gaza: Attacks on humanitarian workers amid relentless bombardment make vital assistance near impossible

One month ago, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued provisional measures ordering Israel to prevent and punish acts of genocide and ensure that basic services and aid reach people in the Gaza Strip. However, the humanitarian situation for trapped Gazans remains catastrophic. According to local health authorities, the number of people killed in Gaza has risen to 30,000, all while there are no signs of Israeli forces attempting to limit the loss of civilian life or alleviate the suffering of people.

Mexico: Rise in kidnappings and sexual violence near US border seriously impacts health of people on the move, says MSF

Mexico: Rise in kidnappings and sexual violence near US border seriously impacts health of people on the move, says MSF

"I was not like this before, I knew how to cope with problems, but now I find it hard," says Camila,* tears running down her face as she sits in a shelter for migrants in Matamoros, in Mexico’s Taumalipas state.

Zambia: MSF responds to a surge in cholera amid regional outbreaks

Zambia: MSF responds to a surge in cholera amid regional outbreaks

With the resurgence of cholera cases since mid-December 2023 in the capital and several provinces of Zambia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is involved in the emergency response alongside the Ministry of Health. The focus is on supporting patient care and fighting the spread of the outbreak in Lusaka and Ndola, the two largest cities in the country.

MSF to UN Security Council: The people of Gaza need an immediate and sustained ceasefire now

MSF to UN Security Council: The people of Gaza need an immediate and sustained ceasefire now

In an address today, MSF Secretary General called for urgent action in Gaza.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Lifesaving medical care addresses urgent needs of civilians in Ituri province

Democratic Republic of Congo: Lifesaving medical care addresses urgent needs of civilians in Ituri province

Bunia, 22 February 2024 – A resurgence in attacks by armed groups in Ituri, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, since mid-February has resulted in large numbers of people injured and killed, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), whose teams are running a surgical care centre in the town of Bunia.

South Sudan: MSF calls for urgent response in Renk and Bulukat transit sites to prevent deadly outbreaks

South Sudan: MSF calls for urgent response in Renk and Bulukat transit sites to prevent deadly outbreaks

Juba, 21 February 2024 – A humanitarian crisis is escalating in Bulukat and Renk, two of the busiest transit sites in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. Thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan are desperately short of essentials including clean water, food, shelter and healthcare. Overcrowded and unhygienic living conditions in the transit sites further increase the risk of disease outbreaks, warns MSF.

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