MSF exists to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most – in armed conflicts, epidemics, famines and natural disasters. All these situations call for a rapid response with specialised medical and logistical help. But, we also run longer-term projects, tackling health crises and supporting people where the need is greatest. We currently have projects running in over 60 countries.

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Aftermath of the attack on MSF's Kunduz hospital

A summary of MSF's work in Afghanistan and all the latest information surrounding the attack on our hospital in Kunduz.

With an estimated population of 183.5 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.

Nigeria also has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Petroleum and oil resources play a large role in the Nigerian economy. However, the security situation deteriorated in many areas of Nigeria in 2014. Violence and displacement took their toll on people’s health and reduced their access to medical services.

We have been working in South Sudan for more than 30 years, responding to conflict, neglected diseases and people excluded from healthcare.

Yemen is in the midst of a civil war and ordinary people are bearing the brunt of an increasingly brutal conflict.

Migrants are picked up and taken to the MY Phoenix, the boat on which the MSF team will work.

In 2015, we carried out search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, providing lifesaving support to people in distress.