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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.

Publications // 15 Aug, 2017

Access to sexual and reproductive health – a human right at risk

Access to sexual and reproductive health, that includes access to family planning, is one of the thematic priority of Médecins du Monde France (MdM). Since 2013, MdM is conducting a program on sexual and reproductive health in Gaza to improve access to quality service for family planning and reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy for […]

// 14 Aug, 2017

Refugees in Jordan

37 % of Syrian refugees outside camps are unable to access health services. > JIF infographic forgotten issues © JIF (Jordan INGO Forum ) Advocacy Working Group  

Joint press releases // 17 Jul, 2017

NGO statement on Iraq

As the members of the global coalition to counter ISIL met in Washington D.C.  28 non-governmental organizations working to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq share the following concerns and recommendations. Check them out >Iraq joint advocacy statement

Testimonies // 06 Jul, 2017

PALESTINE | Living under occupation (2/2)

IN GAZA, THE BLOCKADE KILLS AND MAIMS One of the worst consequences of the blockade is the generally poor health of the population. The problem is manifest in many ways, beginning with material shortages. With frequent power outages, medical technology – x-ray equipment, for example – operates below capacity. Even where generators are available, they are unable […]

Testimonies // 06 Jul, 2017

PALESTINE | Living under occupation (1/2)

For 50 years, the people of Palestine have lived under Israeli occupation. In the Gaza Strip, the violence, humiliation and human rights violations they have to endure on a daily basis are compounded by a blockade which for the last 10 years has been slowly asphyxiating the territory and its population. Milestones like these mark the suffering […]

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 […]

Campaigns // 29 Jun, 2017

Targets of the World

International humanitarian law is being flouted on a daily basis. In areas that are suffering, doctors and nursing staff are now being targeted. This is despite the fact that on 3 May 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution strongly condemning acts of violence, attacks and threats directed at ill and injured patients, nursing staff, […]

// 19 Jun, 2017

#OpenGaza

#OpenGaza 50 YEARS OF OCCUPATION. 10 YEARS OF ILLEGAL BLOCKADE. © AIDA

Publications // 12 Apr, 2017

Mental health and psychosocial impacts of occupation-related violence in Palestine

Médecins du Monde France (MdM) has been working in Palestine since 1996, and is currently focusing its activities in North West Bank on psychosocial programs aiming at preventing and limiting the psychosocial impacts of occupation related violence on Palestinian communities within Nablus, Qalqilya, Salfit and North Jordan Valley in Tubas governorates. Read more >MdM_MHPSS Eng

Joint press releases // 03 Apr, 2017

Whole-of-Syria health cluster briefing

As the Syria crisis has entered its seventh year, health needs across the country have never been so acute. The lack of availability and access to health care services inside Syria has led to unnecessary suffering and many preventable deaths. The 5th of April Brussels conference is an opportunity for states to ensure Syria population […]

Publications // 29 Mar, 2017

Syria Regional Crisis- Health Access Monitor – March 2017

The Syria Regional Crisis Health Access Monitor is a Médecins du Monde quarterly publication that provides insight on the main barriers that prevent populations from accessing healthcare services inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey). Read here Health Access Monitor – Syria Regional Crisis_March

Joint press releases // 13 Mar, 2017

AIDA – Media Release : Khan El Ahmar

A Palestinian Bedouin community is at imminent risk of forcible transfer, a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, if the Israeli government acts on military orders to demolish an entire village in the Occupied West Bank, as early as this Sunday. A coalition of over 80 international humanitarian, development and human rights organizations is […]