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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.

Joint press releases // 13 Jun, 2018

Yemen Letter to President Macron: Imminent attack on Hodeidah port in Yemen

On Wednesday, 13 June, forces loyal to the exiled Yemeni president and Saudi-led Arab coalition launched an assault on Hodeidah, Yemen’s main port. In an open letter, Médecins du Monde and 13 other associations urge parties to the conflict to protect the 600,000 civilians on the ground and to respect the international humanitarian law. ———————— […]

Joint press releases // 12 Jun, 2018

Yemen Joint INGO proactive on the escalation of violence on Hodeidah

11 June 2018 – INGOs in Yemen today warned that any further escalation of violence around the port city Hodeidah could have catastrophic consequences. Humanitarian organizations fear an imminent attack on the city given developments on the ground over recent weeks. If an attack does take place, it is likely to have a catastrophic impact […]

Joint press releases // 17 May, 2018

Palestine 80+ INGOs demand accountability for Israel’s unlawful Killing of demonstrators in the Gaza Strip

AIDA, a network of more than 80 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), on Tuesday condemned Israel’s unlawful killing of demonstrators at the border of the Gaza Strip on 14 May 2018. So far, 61 Palestinians have been killed, including one medic and eight children, and over 2,700 others have been injured, the […]

MdM press releases // 16 May, 2018

Palestine Palestine-Gaza: Médecins du Monde condemns the use of force

(Paris, 15/05/2018) On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World (MdM), which has been operating in Palestine for over 16 years, condemns Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. Palestinians have been demonstrating since 30 March this year, calling for their right to return. 70 […]

Testimonies // 14 May, 2018

Lebanon Voices from the field: Amany Houchaimi

Amany Houchaimi, is a 24-year-old senior case manager who has been working with MdM – Lebanon Mission since 2015. She is part of the mental health team working with Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community. A case manager performs intake interviews to get a better understanding of beneficiary’s challenges and then assists in connecting with […]

Campaigns // 14 May, 2018

Iraq Waste Management Awareness Campaign

On February 28th 2018, the Iraqi government revoked the garbage disposal contracts for Kirkuk city. In March 2018, the accumulation of garbage and waste in different areas of Kirkuk became flagrant and MdM identified it as a public health threat. MdM, taking into account its priority thematic area of “Health in Harmful environments for working […]

MdM press releases // 07 May, 2018

Palestine Médecins du Monde (MDM) Chapters in Palestine Statement on the excessive use of force against civilians in Gaza

The MDM chapters working in Palestine express their deepest concern regarding Israel’s violent response against Palestinian civilians demonstrating near the perimeter fence with Israel in Gaza. In the short span of only six Fridays, the Israeli army has killed 45 Palestinians, including four children, and injured more than 7,930 civilians protesting for their right to […]

MdM press releases // 23 Apr, 2018

Syria Medecins du Monde calls on the Brussels Conference to address the critical impact of the Syrian Crisis on access to healthcare.

23 April 2018 The European Union and the United Nations will co-chair the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference taking place in Brussels on 24-25 April. Against the backdrop of a deteriorated humanitarian context, this event aims to mobilise humanitarian aid to Syrians inside the country and residing in host countries. Médecins du Monde […]

Publications // 19 Apr, 2018

Regional Booklet : “Syria/Iraq Crises 2017”

Check out MdM regional booklet “Syria/Iraq Crises 2017” that illustrates the activities led by  the different missions in 2017 (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey) : “Syria/Iraq Crises 2017”

Joint press releases // 13 Apr, 2018

Palestine 70+ INGOs condemn Israel’s unlawful killing of civilians in Gaza

AIDA, a network consisting of more than 70 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), condemns the unlawful killing of civilians in Gaza on 6 April 2018 in the context of demonstrations within Gaza’s territory near the perimeter fence with Israel. According to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Health, 10 people were killed, […]

Events // 19 Mar, 2018

Syria Symbolic action for Syria – March 2018

On March 19th 2018, MdM France and the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) joined forces to show their support to health professionals in Syria. A photo operation was organized in Place de la République in Paris.

Joint press releases // 16 Mar, 2018

Palestine Palestine: Coalition of 70+ INGO calls for an end to the occupation

A new report from The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), a coalition of more than 70 INGOs working in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), documents the grim reality of life under occupation. The report, 50 Years of Occupation: Dispossession, Deprivation and De-development, illustrates the systemic, decades-long squeeze of Palestinian economic prospects and human rights.