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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 // 25 Apr, 2014

Patients potentially exposed to chemical agents arriving in Syrian hospitals is worrying MdM.

Since Monday 21st April, one of the Syrian hospitals supported by MdM in Idlib near the Syrian-Turkish border has received nine patients presenting symptoms which could be a result of exposure to chlorine gas. According to a Syrian medical organization, which manages the hospital, which is an MdM partner, the patients presented with acute respiratory […]

MdM press releases // 03 Apr, 2014

Médecins du Monde and the Ministry of Health of Palestine commit to improving mental health care for Nablus governorate’s children and teenagers

On April 2nd 2014, MdM and the Ministry of Health of Palestine signed on to a project aimed at improving mental health care for children and adolescents in Nablus governorate. Over three years, MdM – through its Swiss and French sections – and the Palestinian Counseling Centre will build the capacities of health centers, schools […]

MdM press releases // 15 Mar, 2014

Syria: three years of war and horror. Three years too long.

MdM has been working in Syria since the start of the conflict, both inside the country and at its borders. We have seen for ourselves that the situation is worsening and that a “red line” has long been crossed. Airstrikes on hospitals, violence against medical staff who assist the wounded, medical centres being used as […]

MdM press releases // 08 Mar, 2014

International Women’s Day 2014 – Lebanon: It is essential to improve vulnerable women’s access to safe delivery and family planning

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014, Amel Association and MdM point out that women living in Lebanon are not equal in their access to safe delivery and family planning. In 2004, according to the last official report available, most births were attended by skilled medical staff and were taking place at the hospital. […]

MdM press releases // 03 Feb, 2014

Palestine: Amid violence and uncertainty, create a safe space for children to express their feelings

Médecins du Monde resumes its psychosocial activities in six schools of Nablus governorate. As the second semester of the school year starts, Médecins du Monde-France (MdM) resumes its psychosocial activities for children ages 6-12 in the schools of As-Sawya, Duma and Al-Luban Ash-Sharqiya, Nablus governorate, in partnership with the Ministry of Education through the School […]

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 […]

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 […]

MdM press releases // 01 Oct, 2012

Palestine: MdM photography exhibition ‘Palestine through my Eyes’ in Nablus

What do you see when you are a 12 year-old child living in Occupied Palestinian Territory? A photography exhibition by the children of the Nablus area that depicts their daily living environment Opening ceremony: 11am on Monday 15th October 2012 Zafer Al-Masri Auditoriums, Old Campus, An-Najah National University, Nablus What is it like to be […]