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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 // 22 May, 2019

Syria Idlib – Syria: Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World Warns of Escalation in Attacks on Health Facilities

Idlib – Syria: Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World Warns of Escalation in Attacks on Health Facilities Paris and Istanbul, 16 May 2019 – Since 28 April, the violence in Idlib province in northwest Syria has intensified. The civilian population continues to bear the brunt of persistent attacks that have forced more than 180,000 […]

MdM press releases // 24 Mar, 2019

Palestine Médecins du Monde Statement on the report of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Gaza protests

Médecins du Monde Statement on the report of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Gaza protests Médecins du Monde welcomes the report of the UN independent Commission of Inquiry (CoI) and joins the general condemnation of violence against civilians and in particular that aimed against women, elderly people, children, persons with disabilities, journalists, and […]

MdM press releases // 13 Mar, 2019

Paris, Amman Eight years of conflict: a forgotten but all too real tragedy

Eight years of conflict: a forgotten but all too real tragedy Amman and Paris, 12 March 2019 – 15 March marks the eighth year of a conflict seen less and less on our screens but which is all too real for people in Syria where impunity continues to reign supreme. Humanitarian needs, including for healthcare, […]

MdM press releases // 10 Oct, 2018

World Mental Health Day: An invisible crisis prevails in Syria and Iraq

An invisible crisis is happening in the countries affected by the Syrian and Iraqi crises. Médecins du Monde (MdM) releases a booklet to mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th) in order to shed light on the important mental health and psychosocial needs of people who have been plagued by the protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises. This publication calls upon international and regional decision-makers to consider a response to mental health needs as a priority.

MdM press releases // 17 Sep, 2018

Palestine Band-aid solutions to Gaza’s protracted crisis are not enough

The Médecins du Monde (MDM) chapters in Palestine express their concern about the lack of sustainable solutions when responding to the latest international appeal for emergency funds to cover the health sector’s fuel critical needs. Gaza’s protracted energy crisis won’t be “cured” with Band-Aid donations. MDM calls all stakeholders to aim for more sustainable solutions, in particular for ensuring that all health facilities electricity needs are met.

MdM press releases // 12 Sep, 2018

Syria Idlib Region: Doctors of the World calls for civilians to be protected against a new offensive

The military offensive that has been expected for weeks in the Idlib region may lead to one of the worst humanitarian crises ever seen. This new disaster reflects a country ravaged by more than seven years of war, which has already killed 350,000 people and driven more than five million Syrians to flee.

MdM press releases // 11 Jul, 2018

MdM Chapters in Palestine Statement on the Demolitions in Khan Al-Ahmar and Abu-a-Nuwar

The Médecins du Monde (MdM) chapters in Palestine express great concern and join the international community outrage regarding the demolition of the Bedouin community structures in Abu-a-Nuwar by Israel and the expected demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar, affecting hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins. On 3 July 2018, the Israel Civil Administration (ICA) started to prepare the demolition […]

MdM press releases // 25 Jun, 2018

Syria South Syria military offensive: While the World Cup show goes on in Russia, Moscow backs its Syrian Ally at the expense of the civilian population.

The whole world is blissfully caught up in the World Cup hosted by Russia, and meanwhile, the Syrian government has been leading ground offensives and aerial bombings on the south of Syria, with the help of their Russian ally…

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.