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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 // 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 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! 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 […]

MdM press releases // 02 Aug, 2016

Doctors of the World raises the alarm about the hundreds of thousands of besieged civilians in Aleppo

(Paris, 28 July 2016) The situation in the Governorates of Aleppo and Idlib has very much deteriorated in a few weeks. Doctors of the World can see the dramatic impact on the civilian population that is being held hostage.   The healthcare facilities continue to be under regular attack. Over a period of a week, […]

MdM press releases // 15 Jun, 2016

Palestine: settlement and occupation, living with everyday violence

As France prepares for an international conference on reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Doctors of the World is deeply concerned about the psychosocial impact of violence related to the occupation and settlement in Palestine. The organisation condemns the surge in attacks that violate not only the rights of Palestinians but also international law. Present in […]

MdM press releases // 16 May, 2016

SYRIA: the urgent need for a permanent truce

While the truces and attempts at resuscitation of a moribund peace process multiply, civilians continue to bear the brunt of the Syrian conflict and humanitarian operations remain dangerous. Médecins du Monde asks for a lasting truce to facilitate humanitarian work and protect populations. Thursday, May 5th, a bombing of an internally displaced population’s camp nearby […]

MdM press releases // 15 Mar, 2016

FIVE YEARS OF THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA: Internal chaos and external trauma

Since 15 March 2011, the civil war in Syria has caused the deaths of 250,000 people, with one and a half million injured. It has led to the internal displacement of seven million people and driven five million refugees to flee for their lives. Today 13.5 million men, women and children are in need of […]

MdM press releases // 15 Feb, 2016

Médecins du Monde- France and Ministry of Health conduct a practical Medical Training

Gaza- On Tuesday, February 9th 2016, Médecins du Monde France (MdM), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, conducted a practical medical training on emergency preparedness during crises at the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) center. This training included 40 causalities to be referred to four different clinics by 8 ambulances, the objective being to assess […]

MdM press releases // 22 Dec, 2015

Ministry of Health and Médecins Du Monde- France (MDM-F) launched the National Mental Health Referral System

Ramallah – Thursday Dec. 17th, 2015, Ministry of Health and MdM-F had launched the Mental Health National Referral System in Ramallah. The launching was with participation of Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, UNRWA and representatives of national and international organizations working in mental health sector. The national referral system is […]

MdM press releases // 12 Oct, 2015

Settlers’ violence and escalation: Médecins du Monde calls for the protection of Palestinian communities

Médecins du Monde France (MdM) is extremely concerned about the violence faced by West Bank communities in the context of the escalation of tension in Palestine. Villages are being randomly attacked by settlers in response to previous aggressions against Israelis, in Nablus and Jerusalem. This type of indiscriminate collective punishment contributes to perpetuate the cycle […]