Armed conflict

People caught up in armed conflict may be subject to harassment, displacement, violent attacks, rape or murder. In such situations comprehensive medical and humanitarian support is vital, but health services are often scarce.

When hospitals and clinics are destroyed or overwhelmed, MSF provides healthcare and support. Teams set up operating theatres, clinics, public hygiene assistance, nutrition programmes, epidemic control and mental health services to people displaced by fighting or living in conflict zones.

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Member states must advance concrete measures to protect access to medical care in conflict zones.
Article
Hospitals supported by MSF in eastern Aleppo have reported significant increases in the numbers of...
Statement
“The Syrians stranded at the Berm are living in dire conditions in a desert devoid of any...
Video
Mokthar was treated at the MSF hospital in Aden, Yemen, and later fitted with a prosthetic leg.
Statement
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply shocked by the 19 September attack on an aid convoy aiming...
Article
MSF urges world leaders not to turn a blind eye on the suffering faced by millions of refugees and...
Video
Yemen: Healthcare services far from stable; Nigeria: Insufficient aid for the displaced in...
Gallery
MSF continues to expand its operations in deeply affected areas of Iraq, such as Anbar province, in...
Updates
“We talk about this airstrike because MSF was present in this hospital, and this is now the fourth...
Updates
“Given the critical situation in the areas of Nigeria and Chad that border Niger, it is likely that...
Testimony
"In the public hospitals that are still functioning in Yemen, beds are full – those people who are...
Notes from the field
"Every day we are losing lives because of this indiscriminate war and the denial of medical...
Interview
"We as medical staff cannot go and leave our people behind," Mustafa Karaman volunteers as a...
Updates
“We are under attack almost every day. All health facilities in the city have been affected. We do...
Notes from the field
"For our team, it’s really frustrating to see how the conflict is directly affecting people’s...
Updates
Despite the relative calm, sick and wounded people are still struggling to reach the emergency room...

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