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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 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 […]

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 […]

MdM press releases // 14 Mar, 2018

Syria Syrian Crisis: Seven years of impunity

This year 15 March marks seven years of war in Syria: the parties to the conflict, together with their allies, are killing with complete impunity, while the international community flounders impotently. So much has already been said about the scale of the conflict: 350,000 deaths, a country bled dry and over half the Syrian population in exile or internally displaced.

MdM press releases // 12 Jan, 2018

Syria NORTH-WESTERN SYRIA: Médecins du Monde condemns the bombing and targeting of healthcare facilities

Since the end of 2017, Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World (MdM) has faced a deteriorating situation in Idlib and Hama Governorates in north-western Syria.

MdM press releases // 27 Nov, 2017

Syria Relentless airstrikes continue to deprive civilians of access to medical care

Amid the intense diplomatic activity over the Syrian crisis, Médecins du Monde (MdM) points out that the war is far from over and the humanitarian situation remains extremely critical…

MdM press releases // 10 Oct, 2017

World Mental Health day: Mental health must be a priority in the context of the Syrian Crisis.

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Médecins du Monde (MdM) emphasizes that mental healthcare must be a priority in crisis settings as we can experience in the context of the Syrian crisis. The ongoing Syrian conflict is resulting in enormous psychosocial consequences on millions of civilians, and moreover, is likely to spread over […]

MdM press releases // 06 Jul, 2017

Give access to healthcare and respect humanitarian law!

(Paris, July 4th 2017) To the occasion of the international meetings on the Syrian crisis in Astana (July 4th and 5th), in Hamburg (G20 on July 7th and 8th) and in Geneva (July 10th), Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) warns about the extent of the humanitarian crisis, the growing needs and […]

MdM press releases // 20 Dec, 2016

SYRIA: VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE, A DISMAL RECORD

SYRIA: VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE, A DISMAL RECORD The worst year. Despite a new UN resolution strongly condemning attack against medical units and personnel, deliberated attacks against hospitals, doctors, and patients in Syria have reached an unprecedented level in 2016. Breaches of International Humanitarian Law have become commonplace, and impunity the norm. ANOTHER YEAR OF CONTINUOUS […]

MdM press releases // 22 Nov, 2016

Syria: No hospital left in eastern Aleppo. Medical evacuation not allowed

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of continuous air strikes. 250,000 people are deprived from life-saving care, and yet medical evacuation is not allowed.   Earlier in October, parties to the conflict failed to agree on how the medical evacuation from east Aleppo should proceed. As the situation deteriorated, UN […]

MdM press releases // 08 Sep, 2016

Medecins du Monde evacuates its staff and temporarily suspends its activities

(Paris, Tuesday 6 September 2016) Medecins du Monde is forced to evacuate its staff from Sana’a in Yemen. The country is currently facing an intensification of the coalition bombardments and a surge in violence. Medecins du Monde is calling for an immediate ceasefire to facilitate the deployment of aid and respond to the dire humanitarian […]

MdM press releases // 04 Aug, 2016

Unacceptable!

Unacceptable! A hospital supported by Medecins du Monde, located in southern Syria, in the Governorate of Dera’a, was bombed on Sunday July 31st. Medecins du Monde reiterates its call to stop the attacks targeting the health infrastructures and to put an end to the unacceptable escalation of violence. The Medecins du Monde team working in […]