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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 // 04 May, 2020

Lebanon Researchers Develop New Guidance for the Delivery of Psychological Therapy to Children by Phone

Psychologists from Queen Mary University of London, American University of Beirut, Médecins du Monde and John Hopkins University, have created a free online resource for mental health services now looking to deliver psychological therapy remotely to children amid the current Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance document draws on the researchers’ experience adapting an existing psychological treatment […]

Joint press releases // 16 Oct, 2019

Syria The Syria INGO Regional Forum statement on impact of military developments on the civilian population in northeast Syria

The Syria INGO Regional Forum, comprising 73 INGOs responding to the Syria crisis, expressed deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation since Turkey’s military operation started on the 9 October. The UN estimates that more than 200,000 people have been displaced, and is planning to support up to 400,000 people with assistance and protection in the coming period.

Joint press releases // 14 Oct, 2019

Syria 15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria

Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning.

Joint press releases // 04 Sep, 2019

Yemen INGO statement on attacks in Dhamar that killed and injured scores of people

International non-governmental organisations working in Yemen strongly condemn a series of attacks by the Saudi-led coalition on a former community college that has lately been used as a detention facility in Dhamar city.

Joint press releases // 27 Mar, 2019

Palestine NGOs call on Israel to halt excessive use of force and to end the Gaza Strip Blockade

NGOs call on Israel to halt excessive use of force and to end the Gaza Strip Blockade March 27, 2019 – March 30, 2019 will mark one year since the Great March of Return (GMR) demonstrations started in the Gaza Strip. In its report to the Human Rights Council released on 18 March 2019, the […]

Joint press releases // 14 Mar, 2019

Yemen INGO statement on the attacks in Hajjah and renewed fighting in Hodeidah

INGO statement on the attacks in Hajjah and renewed fighting in Hodeidah International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn the horrific attacks in Hajjah governorate on Sunday which according to the UN killed 22 people – twelve women and ten children – and injured many more. Hajjah has seen an increase in tensions and […]

Joint press releases // 17 Dec, 2018

Yemen Joint INGO statement on agreements reached on Yemen by warring parties

Humanitarian organisations in Yemen congratulate parties to the conflict on the cooperation and persistence that have led to the most positive agreements seen for Yemeni civilians in more than three years. These represent a significant step on the road to real and lasting peace in Yemen and could have a transformative impact on a humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people.

Joint press releases // 05 Dec, 2018

Joint INGO statement welcoming the upcoming consultations in Sweden

International NGOs working in Yemen welcome the upcoming political consultations in Sweden. After almost four years of conflict in Yemen, up to 14 million people – 50 per cent of Yemen’s population – do not know where their next meal will come from. An estimated 85,000 children under five are presumed to have died from extreme […]

Joint press releases // 08 Nov, 2018

Yemen 35 Yemeni and international organizations call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen

As humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis. With 14 million men, women and children on the brink of famine – half the country’s population – there has never been a more urgent time to act.

Joint press releases // 13 Aug, 2018

Yemen INGOs in Yemen condemn horrific attacks in Sa’ada

INGOs in Yemen strongly condemn horrific Coalition airstrikes on a bus transporting school children in Yemen Thursday 9th August. This bombing follows an unacceptable trend of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure by parties to Yemen’s conflict. The killing of dozens of children has escalated the depravity of a war creating untold loss and destruction for people in Yemen.

Joint press releases // 07 Aug, 2018

Yemen Joint NGO statement on attack in Hodeidah on 2 August

Humanitarian and human rights organisations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen’s largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children.

Joint press releases // 26 Jun, 2018

Yemen Yemen: France should press Saudi and Emirati allies to minimize harm to hundreds of thousands of civilians in Hodeidah attack

EDIT: The international humanitarian conference will not take place. It has turned into a meeting of experts and representatives of different UN agencies.