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MSF Month in Focus: July 2019

From saving lives at sea to campaigning for access to affordable medicines, take a look at our work around the world this month.

Why MSF is returning to the Central Mediterranean

MSF is heading back to sea to resume life-saving search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean - the world's deadliest migration route. This comes as European governments are failing to act and increasing numbers of refugees and migrants are fleeing Libya in search of safety.

MSF nurse Aoife Ní Mhurchú, who worked on board one of our previous ships,  Aquarius, recounts one rescue that stays with her and why our return to sea is desperately needed.

six reasons why MSF is rescuing refugees and migrants >

Twenty years of fighting for lives over profit

From affordable HIV treatment to new malaria drugs, for two decades the MSF Access Campaign has been fighting back against "Big Pharma" - improving access to medicines for the world's most vulnerable people.

Watch our short documentary to mark this incredible milestone in medical innovation and our mission to achieve access to more affordable healthcare.

MSF's ACCESS Campaign at 20 >

Thalassemia: The Syrian refugee children living with a genetic blood disorder

For over a year now, MSF teams at a hospital in Zahle, Lebanon have been treating a group of young Syrian refugee children suffering from thalassemia.

This little-known but dangerous genetic disorder can require frequent blood transfusions - a difficult treatment to access as a refugee.

More about Thalassemia >

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