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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Press release
"Our request is to provide medical assistance... our actions are based on the needs of patients...
Article
"The people of the Central African Republic seem very much trapped in an endless cycle of...
Article
"Lots of the patients were in a state of shock. They hadn’t expected such a level of violence."
Statement
"The Israeli army must stop its disproportionate use of force against Palestinians protestors."
Press release
“Some of the patients were suffering from head trauma. Others had shrapnel wounds in their legs...
Statement
A team working for MSF were victims of a violent armed robbery on Tuesday 24 April.
Article
Michael Shek is an MSF nurse from Dumfries, Scotland. He worked in MSF’s trauma stabilisation unit...
Article
“These explosive devices do not choose their targets. They do not respect peace treaties or...
Statement
"The pledges made today by donor countries are obviously essential, however they must be...
"At this very moment, our ability to assist in providing healthcare in East Ghouta is almost non-...
Press release
"It is painful to live in days when children are killed and wounded by the bombing of a busy public...
Updates
Article
“It’s different this time. In the 2000s our homes were torched too, but we were able to go back to...
Statement
‘This has to end, we cannot continue to watch children die.’
Statement
At least 344 wounded and 71 dead every day, seven days a week for two weeks – non-stop
Press release
It is still unclear how many people were killed and injured but before leaving, MSF medical staff...
Testimony
"If you count you the hundreds of bodies, the ones alive, and the ones dead; the body parts; there...

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