COVID-19 Project in Mons, Belgium

In Focus

Get a deeper understanding of our work covering key themes and events, including the how and the why we respond, and the challenges we face.

East Aleppo
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Attacks on medical care

Attacks against medical facilities and health workers, whether deliberate or indiscriminate, are part of generalised violence and atrocities committed against civilians in armed conflict. They deprive populations of health services, often when they need them the most.
Migrants and Refugees in Mexico shelters
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Central American Migration

An estimated 500,000 people a year flee violence and poverty in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, heading north through Mexico to find safety. The levels of violence in the region are comparable to that of war zones MSF has worked in for decades.
Illustration of fightings in Khartoum, Sudan
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Conflict in Sudan

Find out the latest information on our response to the conflict in Sudan
COVID-19 Project in Mons, Belgium
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Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) update on the coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic.
Zimbabwe - Chimamani
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Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

A weather system that produced heavy rains flooded parts of Malawi in early March 2019, before developing into Cyclone Idai which struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14-16 March 2019, causing widespread flooding and damage.
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
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DRC Ebola outbreaks

DRC has experienced a succession of Ebola outbreaks since March 2018. The latest outbreak, the country’s thirteenth recorded outbreak in just over 40 years, was declared over in December 2021.
Um Rakuba refugee camp
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Ethiopia Tigray crisis

In the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, millions of people have been displaced - or become refugees in neighbouring Sudan - following violence starting in November 2020, which has left people with little access to food, water, shelter or healthcare.
Gaza protest
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Great March of Return

Nearly every Friday between 30 March 2018 and December 2019, protestors in the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations in Gaza, Palestine were met with hails of bullets from the Israeli army.
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
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Kunduz hospital attack

On 3 October 2015, US airstrikes destroyed our trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 42 people. Our request for an independent investigation has so far gone unanswered.
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Lake Chad Crisis

Armed conflict has forced over 2.5 million people to flee their homes across the Lake Chad Basin. Violence and multiple forced displacement have destroyed what ability people had to support themselves, with many dependent on humanitarian assistance.
Rotation 1 Rescue 6
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Mediterranean migration

Every year, thousands of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty at home attempt the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. Countless lives are lost on the way.
Patient Portraits
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Rohingya refugee crisis

Legally stateless, with very limited options or rights in any country where they have sought refuge, the Rohingya are extremely vulnerable.
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Independent medical humanitarian assistance

We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

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