Kailahun, Sierra Leone

Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the largest-recorded Ebola epidemic a “health emergency,” the international effort to stem the outbreak is dangerously inadequate.

Central African Republic, May / June 2013 - 56 photos, 3 web clips, 1 b-roll

Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic, tries to regain normality after intense fighting between Seleka militias and Sangaris forces last week.

Iraq-IDPs from Sinjar District

Over 200,000 people have fled heavy fighting between the Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish forces in Iraq. Our teams are providing medical aid and emergency supplies.

Iraq-IDPs from Sinjar District

Eleven days after militants from the Islamic State group stormed the district of Sinjar in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, a constant stream of thousands of exhausted people are crossing into Syria every day.

Michele Beck, a medical referent with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), took advantage of the truce to go to the north of the Gaza strip, severely damaged during the war.

Refugees Camp Flood Bentiu South Sudan

In South Sudan, 40,000 people are crowded into a flooded United Nations compound in Bentiu. Living conditions are horrific but it is the only refuge they have from the civil war that broke out last December.

07Mexico migration june 2014 (7)

For the migrants crossing Mexico, the route to the US is beset with obstacles, violence and anxiety

Palestine: Occupied Minds

MSF psychologist Melanie Kerloc’h describes the effects of unremitting violence on ordinary Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank.

Cokie van der Velde, a sanitation specialist with MSF has been helping to combat Ebola in Liberia and Guinea. On Friday she returned to her home in Yorkshire. Here she describes her last day of work in the isolation zone.


Visit our projects around the world and see what we really do. This month we look to the resurgence of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, people displaced by the conflict in Central African Republic, our four missing colleagues in Democratic Republic of Congo, donating blood in Mali and migrants in Mexico.

Project Coordinator Sarah Maynard describes the devastation she encountered upon returning to MSF's destroyed hospital in Leer

PRESS RELEASE: As entire towns in South Sudan suffer devastating attacks, medical care has also come under fire with patients shot in their beds, wards burned to the ground, medical equipment looted and, in one case, an entire hospital destroyed.

Opinion and Debate: Ivan Gayton asks if humanitarian organisations are complicit in denying people the right to asylum.

In pictures: Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to give birth

In pictures: Accessing healthcare in Afghanistan can be a difficult process, disrupted by violence, poor roads and unaffordable medical costs

PRESS RELEASE: After more than a decade of international aid and investment, access to basic and emergency medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited and sorely ill-adapted to meet growing needs created by the ongoing conflict

MSF team works desparately to save life

PRESS RELEASE: At least 150 wounded people have been treated by MSF after a new wave of violence hit the town of Malakal, in Upper Nile state, South Sudan, on 18th February.

Measles Outbreak, Conakry, Guinea 2014

After an epidemic was announced, MSF have partnered with the Ministry of Health to vaccinate the children of Guinea

Drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) Colony 3. Donetsk Ukraine

The TB epidemic in Ukraine is among the most severe in the European region, with nearly 700,000 people infected. MSF provides treatment to prisoners and ex-prisoners in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine in order to help tackle the growing epidemic of drug-resistant TB.

Violence in CAR. Bangui

PRESS RELEASE: The extreme levels of violence against civilians and targeted killing of minority groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) illustrates the utter failure of international efforts to protect the population.