Bedouin village in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Under threat of being removed from their current home, the Bedouin community in the east of Jerusalem are growing increasingly anxious. MSF is working to alleviate the burden of psychlogical problems amid continued tensions in the area.

PRESS RELEASE: In our new report 'Out of Step' MSF has highlighted critical gaps in care for drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) which is fuelling a worldwide public health crisis.

After a two year treatment Gibson Chijaka from Zimbabwe won the battle against DR-TB but lost two years of school life because of his medication.

After two years of treatment that included daily injections and nauseating pills, MSF has helped Gibson Chijaka overcome drug resistant tuberculosis.

Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source.

Donka Ebola treatment centre in Conakry, Guinea.

PRESS RELEASE: MSF confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

Kailahun Ebola Sierra Leone 2014

We have put in place stringent protocols to protect our staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of returning staff. Read more about the protocols here.

Kollie James in Foya is the 1000st Ebola survivor

Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival. Today, out of all the patients cared for in MSF’s projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, we celebrate the one thousandth survivor.

Silje contracted Ebola while working for MSF in Sierra Leone. She began to show symptoms on 4th October and was flown home to Norway. Today, she was discharged after recovering from the virus.


This month we look at the response to the Ebola outbreak, the escape of our colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the aftermath of the conflict in Gaza, and at the psychological and physical well being of refugees in Ethiopia and Uganda and those from Syria.

More than 59,000 people are currently struggling to cope in Mauritania's Mbera refugee camp, where temperatures can reach up to 50 degrees Centigrade and food and water are scarce. Frederic Manantsoa Lai, MSF Head of Mission in Mbera, describes the situation.

Having quadruplets is never easy - but imagine trying to look after four new-born babies in a refugee camp. Hear from mum and dad Taghry and Massaya four months after Taghry gave birth in the desert.

In the six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, MSF teams have provided care for emergency and everyday health problems in hospitals and mobile clinics, delivered clean water and helped to repair sewerage systems and health centres in some of the worst affected areas.

Solomon Island Floods

An MSF team is providing medical care in the Solomon Islands to people displaced from their homes by devastating flash floods in early April.

IDP Camp Tomping, Juba, South Sudan

Opinion and Debate: Sandrine Tiller argues that despite there being an urgent need to improve how humanitarian agencies respond to emergencies, certification is not the solution.

Lankien, Jonglei State and Nasir, Upper Nile State, South Sudan,

MSF doctor Florien Oudenaarden looks back at a time of extreme violence, displacement and change

Dr Luis Encinas is an MSF emergency coordinator and was working with our team in Macenta, southeastern Guinea during the Ebola outbreak. Here, he describes an afternoon spent in the isolation ward set up by MSF.

PRESS RELEASE: Following the massacre in Boguila and abuses against civilians, MSF reduces medical activities in the Central African Republic (CAR) and related projects in neighbouring countries.

Although recent days have seen fewer Ebola patients in Guinea the outbreak is not over and full teams remain in place to deal with a spike in new cases.

South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, Lietchuor camp

In April 2014, an estimated 90,000 people from South Sudan had settled in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. In Lietchuor camp, MSF has set up an in-patient department with an intensive therapeutic feeding centre, an out-patient department and a maternity ward.