In the news
- Humanitarian blockade in Syria
- The torment of everyday Syrians is being drowned in a sea of controversy concerning chemical weapons and military strikes. We are calling for an end to the humanitarian blockade currently hindering our efforts to help those in the region.“Before this war people in Syria had good quality healthcare...Many Syrians really want that care again," said MSF surgeon Steve Rubin.
- "Most diplomatic discussion on Syria has focused on the recent chemical weapons attack ... Meanwhile, the residents of this area continue to face daily bombings and a blockade that deprives them of the food and medicines that they need to survive. And humanitarian assistance is not even on the agenda of international negotiations."Below are some pictures of our staff currently working inside war-torn Syria.
- Sexual violence in Haiti
- A mother brought her eight-year-old daughter to MSF's Drouillard Hospital in Port-au-Prince; she was one of the 128 survivors of sexual violence MSF has treated so far this year.
- HIV/AIDS in Swaziland
- In Swaziland, 26% of the population between 15 and 49 is HIV-positive. The country's health authorities approached MSF in 2007 and asked for help in the fight against HIV; MSF soon started a project in partnership with the Ministry of Health. This year the project started rolling out an innovative approach to the prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to child. Much of the programme's success depends on continuous and clear communication with the patients.
- Below find a series of video's explaining the plight of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Swaziland.
- Check out this infographic for more information on how we are preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
On the blogs
- From the sandy and windswept valley of Kabul, Afghanistan, Corinne Baker has some stunning pictures to share with us of an MSF mobile clinic at work.