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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Testimony
"In Zaatari, I had my space and my freedom, and I reunited with my brother and with the new friends...
Press release
"MSF's ability to save lives has been seriously restricted now that war-wounded are not allowed in...
Testimony
"Over a two-year period, we lost seven of our staff: two doctors, a cleaner, the head of training...
Patient story
"I can't sleep. All the doors here are broken now and the building next to mine was destroyed. The...
Updates
After five and a half years of intense conflict, the situation in Syria keeps deteriorating, with...
Updates
“The situation in east Aleppo is a tragedy,” says Umm Wassim, a midwife who has been delivering...
Updates
In the past three weeks we’ve experienced new waves of strikes coming from the sky and the ground...
Updates
While we continue to raise our voice about the catastrophic situation in east Aleppo, alarm bells...
Updates
MSF strongly calls on the Government of Jordan to remove barriers imposed on the provision of...
Updates
"This hospital is very important to the people of Sulaymaniyah Governorate and neighbouring regions...
Updates
As the fighting intensifies in and around Mosul, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to...
Month in Focus
Featured stories from November 2016: Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, France and Afghanistan.
Updates
The only specialised paediatric hospital in besieged east Aleppo has come under attack for the...
Updates
On 17 November, the first day of the newly announced ceasefire in Yemen, after intense clashes 76...
Updates
MSF has been able to confirm that two hospitals in besieged east Aleppo were hit by airstrikes on...
Gallery
Doctors in east Aleppo are working in extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and there are...

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