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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 // 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. […]

Joint press releases // 22 Feb, 2014

UN resolution on Syria must be rapidly implemented: lift sieges, open borders to aid, protect civilians

  Humanitarian, Human Rights and Peace Groups welcome unanimous Security Council Resolution demanding unhindered humanitarian access across conflict lines and borders, urge swift implementation A coalition of 17 international Humanitarian, Human Rights and Peace Groups welcome today’s unanimous Security Council resolution demanding safe and unhindered humanitarian access – including across conflict lines and across borders […]

Joint press releases // 10 Feb, 2014

Open letter to the UN Security Council appealing for Resolution on aid for starving Syrians

As the Olympic Games open in Sochi, humanitarian, human rights and peace groups demand the right of access to besieged communities in Syria.  To the Foreign Ministers of UN Security Council Member States: As the world comes together in Sochi to open the Olympic Games, Syrians are living under siege. In the spirit of the […]

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 […]

// 19 Dec, 2013

Displaced Syrians and refugees plunged into despair as winter hits the Middle East

Tents blown away, flooded buildings, snow-covered settlements, muddy swamps: harsh winter conditions have come without warning this year in the Middle East and plunged displaced Syrians and refugees into severe hardship. Syria is the worst hit with its 6.5 million displaced people.  A lot of them live in makeshift camps or tents which are in […]

Testimonies // 16 Dec, 2013

Mareeam: Syrian, pharmacist, mother

Once a young pharmacist based in Damascus, Mareeam has been working with MdM teams in Northern Syria for more than a year now. Just like most of her Syrian colleagues, working for MdM is her way of fighting against the unprecedented crisis that is affecting her country hoping this can alleviate some of the suffering […]

Events // 19 Nov, 2013

World Mental Health Day in Nablus, Palestine

A piece of chocolate and a short message: “Wishing you a better mental health”. This is how MdM teams chose to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day (10th October) in the primary healthcare centres and schools of 33 villages of the Nablus region, Palestine. For the third consecutive year, MdM took World Mental Health […]

// 07 Nov, 2013

‘A Lebanese doctor involved into the turmoil of peoples’ – A biography of Dr Kamel Mohanna

MdM joins Amel Association in the promotion of Dr Kamel Mohanna’s biography, recently published in French. Founder and president of Amel Association, Dr Kamel Mohanna has been one of the main initiators and developers of the partnership between Amel Association and MdM. The biography traces a life of commitment to justice, dignity and humanitarian causes. […]

Testimonies // 05 Nov, 2013

Caring through talking – An MdM psychologist reflects on her experience with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

In the primary healthcare centres supported by MdM in Lebanon, many Syrian refugees report psychosomatic complaints, which require specific care that cannot be provided by general practitioners. Given this situation, MdM strengthened the medical teams in the healthcare centres to include psychologists. Noëlle Jouan is one of them. Since August 2013, she has been offering […]

// 07 Sep, 2013

MdM and Amel Association launch a new mobile clinic in West Bekaa

Since mid-August 2013, MdM and Amel Association manage a new mobile clinic operating in the West Bekaa, around the village of Kamed-el-Loz. The clinic is part of MdM and Amel Association’s efforts to better cover the medical needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese living in the region. Access to health in the Bekaa remains […]

// 05 Sep, 2013

U.S. News – Another Casualty of Syria’s War: Its Medical System

The once prosperous nation is facing a health care crisis   By Ron Waldman, President of the Board of Directors of MdM-USA, Professor of Global Health at George Washington University President and one of the signatories of the open letter ‘Let us treat patients in Syria‘ published in the Lancet on 16 September 2013 In […]