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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.

MdM press releases // 16 Oct, 2018

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.

Publications // 13 Sep, 2018

Syria-Iraq Crisis Unit Newsletter July-August

MdM Regional Office newsletter (July– August): country missions ‘activities; latest context’s developments, etc. Bear in mind that you can get updated information on our social networks.

MdM press releases // 12 Sep, 2018

Syria Idlib Region: Doctors of the World calls for civilians to be protected against a new offensive

The military offensive that has been expected for weeks in the Idlib region may lead to one of the worst humanitarian crises ever seen. This new disaster reflects a country ravaged by more than seven years of war, which has already killed 350,000 people and driven more than five million Syrians to flee.

Testimonies // 30 Aug, 2018

Iraq Forgetting the atrocities we experienced is impossible

Shames and Shirin have been living in Chamesko camp, Northern Iraq, for four years. They are part of the Yezidi community who were forced to flee the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham) in 2014.

Joint press releases // 13 Aug, 2018

Yemen INGOs in Yemen condemn horrific attacks in Sa’ada

INGOs in Yemen strongly condemn horrific Coalition airstrikes on a bus transporting school children in Yemen Thursday 9th August. This bombing follows an unacceptable trend of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure by parties to Yemen’s conflict. The killing of dozens of children has escalated the depravity of a war creating untold loss and destruction for people in Yemen.

Joint press releases // 07 Aug, 2018

Yemen Joint NGO statement on attack in Hodeidah on 2 August

Humanitarian and human rights organisations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen’s largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children.

MdM press releases // 11 Jul, 2018

MdM Chapters in Palestine Statement on the Demolitions in Khan Al-Ahmar and Abu-a-Nuwar

The Médecins du Monde (MdM) chapters in Palestine express great concern and join the international community outrage regarding the demolition of the Bedouin community structures in Abu-a-Nuwar by Israel and the expected demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar, affecting hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins. On 3 July 2018, the Israel Civil Administration (ICA) started to prepare the demolition […]