122 Results For "Gaza"
 
Surgeries in Al-Awda Hospital
Palestine

The challenge of filling gaps in the legs of Gaza’s wounded

Since the March of Return protests in Palestine, over 2018, MSF has treated half of the 6,000 people injured by Israeli gunfire. The injuries are devastating. We're providing surgical and post-operative care - but there's a huge gap in the treatment needs of these many patients. Project Update - 24 Jan 2019
 
Gaza - Lifelong impact of gunshot injuries
Palestine

Gazans’ injuries risk permanently shattering lives

The huge numbers of patients with complex and serious gunshot wounds are overwhelming the healthcare system in Gaza, leaving thousands in danger of infection and disability. Press Release - 29 Nov 2018
 
“My hope for the future? I don’t have hope”
Palestine

“When I sleep, it feels like knives moving through my leg”

Eyad, 22, describes how he was shot in the leg during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations in Gaza on 14 May, his treatment since and his hopes for the future. Voices from the Field - 2 Oct 2018
 
“My hope for the future? I don’t have hope”
Palestine

“Nothing can prepare you for this”

Dr Mohammed Abu Mughaiseeb, MSF medical referent in Gaza, describes the shocking volume of wounded arriving from the fence over the last six months and their bleak long-term prospects. Voices from the Field - 2 Oct 2018
 
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Palestine

MSF statement regarding the death of a staff member in Gaza

Hani Mohammed Almajdalawi worked as a nurse at one of MSF’s post-operative clinics in Gaza since 2014. MSF representatives have met with Israeli authorities but have not yet received information clarifying the circumstances surrounding Hani's death on 20 August 2018. Statement - 29 Aug 2018
 
Gaza protest
Palestine

Gaza: A long ordeal awaits hundreds of wounded from the March of Return

For the past four months, the March of Return demonstrations in Gaza have been met with lethal force by the Israeli army. MSF has been at the forefront of the emergency response, providing both surgical and post-operative care. Project Update - 8 Aug 2018
 
Gaza protest
Palestine

Violence on demonstrators in Gaza is 'unacceptable and inhuman'

MSF statement on violence on protestors in Gaza strip. Statement - 14 May 2018
 
The "March of Return"
Palestine

“In half of the injured we received… the bone has literally been turned into dust.”

Thierry Saucier is an orthopedic surgeon for MSF in Gaza. He explains the complexity of caring for the hundreds of people injured during protests in recent weeks. Very serious injuries pose significant challenges for the surgeons, and will require months or even years of care. Voices from the Field - 10 May 2018
 
Admission of trauma patients following Palestinian March of Return
Palestine

MSF teams in Gaza observe unusually severe and devastating gunshot injuries

Since 1 April, MSF teams in Gaza, Palestine, have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots during the March of Return demonstrations. Project Update - 19 Apr 2018
 
Management of burns in Gaza – awareness and cares
Palestine

MSF increases medical efforts for wounded in Gaza strip

The number of patients with trauma injuries had risen to 20 per week while it was 20 per month before November 2017. Press Release - 5 Apr 2018
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
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