This month we look at: Nigeria, the Mediterranean, Gaza, Iraq, Hepatitis C and Pakistan.


Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is supporting a project to create a mobile game that will allow users to experience what it’s like to save lives under extreme conditions with only limited supplies.

Smoke billows over shelled and destroyed buildings in the Saif al Dawle district of Aleppo. 2nd October 2012.

Fighting has intensified over the past three weeks and the long-suffering people of Aleppo city are bearing the brunt of the devastation. Continuous aerial attacks pound the east of the city, while shelling strikes the west, causing many casualties and injuries.


Jesper Brix expreses his concern at the decision to widen ODA’s remit, which could be yet another dangerous step down the slippery slope of blurring political and military agendas into the delivery of genuine humanitarian aid.


More than 500,000 people are living in catastrophic and unsanitary conditions in a number of villages and towns across Borno state, northeast Nigeria, according to MSF, which is calling for the provision of emergency aid for those people in immediate danger.


Dialysis treatment centres in Yemen are at a breaking point as they have been struggling since the beginning of the war to obtain materials needed for dialysis sessions, MSF announced today.

MSF paediatric nurse Johanna Bosowski

Listen to the eighth episode of our Everyday Emergency podcast. Johanna Bosowski discusses treating her first patient with tetanus in South Sudan.


On 20 July 2016, MSF opened a new Surgical Department within its Emergency Trauma Surgical Project in Ramtha Government Hospital near the Jordanian-Syrian borders.


MSF is calling for the medical evacuation of war-wounded Syrians through the sealed northern border of Jordan. This call coincides with the opening of a new surgical department within MSF’s emergency trauma surgery project in Ramtha government hospital.


The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter.