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MdM voices its positions and recommendations through press releases that you can find in this section. We also can sign joint statements (other press releases). You can also read the testimonies from the field or from MdM staff.

Testimonies // 19 Dec, 2018

Iraq Mother and child, a new chance in life

In August 2014, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham) attacked Sinjar, targeting the Yezidi community. ISIS started executing men and abducting thousands of people, mainly women and children. One of the abducted families included an aged father and mother and an 8 year-old boy. Once abducted, ISIS members took the father away […]

Joint press releases // 17 Dec, 2018

Yemen Joint INGO statement on agreements reached on Yemen by warring parties

Humanitarian organisations in Yemen congratulate parties to the conflict on the cooperation and persistence that have led to the most positive agreements seen for Yemeni civilians in more than three years. These represent a significant step on the road to real and lasting peace in Yemen and could have a transformative impact on a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people.

Joint press releases // 05 Dec, 2018

Joint INGO statement welcoming the upcoming consultations in Sweden

International NGOs working in Yemen welcome the upcoming political consultations in Sweden. After almost four years of conflict in Yemen, up to 14 million people – 50 per cent of Yemen’s population – do not know where their next meal will come from. An estimated 85,000 children under five are presumed to have died from extreme […]

Testimonies // 29 Nov, 2018

Iraq Interview with Dr. Edmun Rabban, Médecins du Monde Health Program Coordinator – Dohuk (Iraq)

Dr. Edmun Rabban is a medical doctor who has been working with Médecins du Monde (MdM) since November 2014. He began as the Team Leader of MdM’s first mobile clinic, and later took up the positions of Medical Supervisor in March 2015 and Medical Manager in August 2016. He is currently working as a Health Program Coordinator since November 2017.

Testimonies // 09 Nov, 2018

Lebanon 2 years and a lifetime ago…

“Little by little, the roads of Bekaa started to have their own identity, his growing hope made the days less blurry. He understood the importance of taking care of his Mental Health.” Testimony of Jad, Syrian Refugee in Lebanon.

Joint press releases // 08 Nov, 2018

Yemen 35 Yemeni and international organizations call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen

As humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis. With 14 million men, women and children on the brink of famine – half the country’s population – there has never been a more urgent time to act.

Testimonies // 16 Oct, 2018

Iraq Our conditions for returning home? – A safe and humane environment, with access to basic needs and services

Forced to flee their village in Sinjar, Ismael and Zere sought refuge in Chamesku camp, the largest Internally Displaced Persons camp in Northern Iraq. It is mostly inhabited by the Yezidi community, who have been particularly targeted by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham).

Events // 10 Oct, 2018

Palestine For maintaining a good mental health, start talking

As part of the world mental health day (10 October), MDM France, Switzerland and Spain have launched a joint public campaign in Palestine aimed at combating mental health stigma. The message is very simple: For maintaining a good mental health, start talking. The concept is to mainstream mental health as an essential part of everyone’s health.

MdM press releases // 10 Oct, 2018

World Mental Health Day: An invisible crisis prevails in Syria and Iraq

An invisible crisis is happening in the countries affected by the Syrian and Iraqi crises. Médecins du Monde (MdM) releases a booklet to mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th) in order to shed light on the important mental health and psychosocial needs of people who have been plagued by the protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises. This publication calls upon international and regional decision-makers to consider a response to mental health needs as a priority.

Publications // 09 Oct, 2018

Regional World Mental Health Day: An invisible crisis prevails in Syria and Iraq

Médecins du Monde (MdM) releases a booklet to mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th) in order to shed light on the important mental health and psychosocial needs of people who have been plagued by the protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises. This publication calls upon international and regional decision-makers to consider a response to mental health needs as a priority.

MdM press releases // 17 Sep, 2018

Palestine Band-aid solutions to Gaza’s protracted crisis are not enough

The Médecins du Monde (MDM) chapters in Palestine express their concern about the lack of sustainable solutions when responding to the latest international appeal for emergency funds to cover the health sector’s fuel critical needs. Gaza’s protracted energy crisis won’t be “cured” with Band-Aid donations. MDM calls all stakeholders to aim for more sustainable solutions, in particular for ensuring that all health facilities electricity needs are met.

Publications // 16 Sep, 2018

Palestine Time for a new narrative: 25 years after the Oslo Accords

A report published by a coalition of 80+ NGOs explains how the peace process can get on track with six key principles.