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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 // 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 […]

MdM press releases // 09 Jul, 2015

Happy birthday Firas… …or the tale of an everyday childhood in Gaza

Happy birthday Firas! You’re one year old today. With your big, jet-black eyes and your chubby baby cheeks, you’re babbling your first words and, as you hold onto the edge of the table, you manage to pull yourself up and stand all on your own. You’re so pleased with yourself! Firas, you’re just like any […]

MdM press releases // 16 Apr, 2015

Yemen: MdM assists victims

As the fighting intensifies, particularly in South Yemen, Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) has decided to support teams in Aden governorate with drugs and surgical supplies to provide civilians—the first victims of the conflict—with a better access to healthcare. MdM worked in Yemen between 2004 and 2012, notably providing healthcare to […]

MdM press releases // 22 Dec, 2014

MdM supports a fifth primary health care in Lebanon

In response to the still rising needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon, Médecins du Monde (MdM) /Doctors of the World is supporting a fifth primary health care centre (PHCC) since October 1st in addition to the four already supported, that is located in Qab Elias, Bekaa valley. Supporting this health centre […]

MdM press releases // 25 Sep, 2014

MdM contributes to the reconstruction effort of Gaza

Since August 12, Doctors of the World – Médecins du monde (MdM) has run activities aiming to help Palestinians rebuild the health system in Gaza strip, and most importantly, rebuild themselves. The 50-day-long war in Gaza left a land of desolation. Much needs to be done to put Gazans, the Gaza strip and its health […]

MdM press releases // 22 Jul, 2014

Doctors of the World calls for an immediate halt to the bombing in Gaza to allow humanitarian aid to be deployed and civilians treated

With Israel increasing military operations, urgent humanitarian aid is unable to be deployed in Gaza. Several consignments of medical products – delivered by Doctors of the World (MdM) and reserved for health centers with zero stock – have been blocked. Sunday, July the 20th was one of the most deadly days since the launch of […]

MdM press releases // 18 Jul, 2014

Silent Crisis: the hidden threat of mental illness among Syria’s refugees

Words and pictures by Nick Rice Losing a home is more than a spatial separation; the emotional wrench can result in severe psychological consequences. The war in Syria has killed more than 150,000 people in three years and 40 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population of 23 million have fled their homes. For the millions […]

MdM press releases // 17 Jul, 2014

Médecins du Monde strengthens its intervention in the Gaza strip

Continued Israeli military operations are damaging the Palestinian healthcare system and restricting access to humanitarian aid. As the sanitary situation gets more critical with every passing day, Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) is strengthening its medical assistance to the civil population. After ten days of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, the toll […]

MdM press releases // 30 Apr, 2014

Syria: MdM outraged by the deadly bombing on Qah village

On Sunday 27th April, an airstrike on the Syrian village of Qah in the Idlib region hit a school. Three people died (including two children) and eleven others were injured. Injured people have been treated in the closest hospitals. Some of these facilities are supported by MdM. One of MdM warehouses was also hit and […]