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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 // 31 Dec, 2013

Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed by a flood of injured people after air attacks against the population

Air strikes dropped barrels of explosives on the city of Aleppo and its province, resulting in numerous deaths within the civilian population. MdM, which supports seven medical networks inside the country, is one of the rare international medical NGOs providing a humanitarian assistance in Syria. For the last 15 days, a deadly offensive, led by […]

// 19 Dec, 2013

Displaced Syrians and refugees plunged into despair as winter hits the Middle East

Tents blown away, flooded buildings, snow-covered settlements, muddy swamps: harsh winter conditions have come without warning this year in the Middle East and plunged displaced Syrians and refugees into severe hardship. Syria is the worst hit with its 6.5 million displaced people.  A lot of them live in makeshift camps or tents which are in […]

Testimonies // 16 Dec, 2013

Mareeam: Syrian, pharmacist, mother

Once a young pharmacist based in Damascus, Mareeam has been working with MdM teams in Northern Syria for more than a year now. Just like most of her Syrian colleagues, working for MdM is her way of fighting against the unprecedented crisis that is affecting her country hoping this can alleviate some of the suffering […]

Events // 19 Nov, 2013

World Mental Health Day in Nablus, Palestine

A piece of chocolate and a short message: “Wishing you a better mental health”. This is how MdM teams chose to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day (10th October) in the primary healthcare centres and schools of 33 villages of the Nablus region, Palestine. For the third consecutive year, MdM took World Mental Health […]

// 07 Nov, 2013

‘A Lebanese doctor involved into the turmoil of peoples’ – A biography of Dr Kamel Mohanna

MdM joins Amel Association in the promotion of Dr Kamel Mohanna’s biography, recently published in French. Founder and president of Amel Association, Dr Kamel Mohanna has been one of the main initiators and developers of the partnership between Amel Association and MdM. The biography traces a life of commitment to justice, dignity and humanitarian causes. […]

Testimonies // 05 Nov, 2013

Caring through talking – An MdM psychologist reflects on her experience with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

In the primary healthcare centres supported by MdM in Lebanon, many Syrian refugees report psychosomatic complaints, which require specific care that cannot be provided by general practitioners. Given this situation, MdM strengthened the medical teams in the healthcare centres to include psychologists. Noëlle Jouan is one of them. Since August 2013, she has been offering […]

// 07 Sep, 2013

MdM and Amel Association launch a new mobile clinic in West Bekaa

Since mid-August 2013, MdM and Amel Association manage a new mobile clinic operating in the West Bekaa, around the village of Kamed-el-Loz. The clinic is part of MdM and Amel Association’s efforts to better cover the medical needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese living in the region. Access to health in the Bekaa remains […]

// 05 Sep, 2013

U.S. News – Another Casualty of Syria’s War: Its Medical System

The once prosperous nation is facing a health care crisis   By Ron Waldman, President of the Board of Directors of MdM-USA, Professor of Global Health at George Washington University President and one of the signatories of the open letter ‘Let us treat patients in Syria‘ published in the Lancet on 16 September 2013 In […]

MdM press releases // 02 Sep, 2013

Palestine Palestine: MdM addresses the impact of settlers’ violence on the mental health of Nablus residents through a new project

In response to rising Israeli settlers’ attacks on Palestinian villages and military activities in Nablus governorate, Médecins du Monde (MdM) started a new project in May 2013, providing psycho-social support to Palestinian communities most affected by such violence. MdM objective is to mitigate the impact of violence, especially on the mental health of Palestinians. In […]

MdM press releases // 28 Aug, 2013

MdM reinforces its presence in Syria in extreme conditions

As the situation steadily worsens two years into the Syrian conflict, MdM is reinforcing its local activities in a situation of extreme emergency. Following the recent attacks on civilians in Damascus, MdM is adjusting its aid to best address glaring needs. Syria’s terrible sanitary situation for the past two years has also caused urgent medical […]

// 16 May, 2013

MdM resumes its emergency preparedness activities in Gaza

In the beginning of May, MdM has resumed its emergency preparedness activities in Gaza, with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These activities have proven to be essential to prevent the overload in Gaza hospitals, either in normal or exceptional circumstances, such as the November 2012 military operations. As a continuity of […]

Campaigns // 23 Apr, 2013

A Call to Syria: Today, only bombs have access to civilians.

The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening by the minute. The acts of violence perpetrated against civilians are intolerable. The numbers are terrifying: 70,000 people killed, 1 million refugees and 2 million people internally displaced. Summary executions, civilian populations held hostage and bombed, healthcare providers arrested, tortured and executed. There is nowhere left to run […]