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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.

Testimonies // 30 Aug, 2018

Iraq Forgetting the atrocities we experienced is impossible

Shames and Shirin have been living in Chamesko camp, Northern Iraq, for four years. They are part of the Yezidi community who were forced to flee the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/ al-Sham) in 2014.

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.

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 […]

Publications // 05 Jul, 2018

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine | MdM contribution on mental health

Médecins du Monde (MdM) contributed to the 72nd edition of Humanitarian Exchange magazine, issued in July 2018 with a special focus on mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian crises. Joining their efforts, Marie Darmayan and Dia Abou Mosleh, mental health Coordinators from both MdM Iraq and Lebanon missions, wrote a joint article entitled: “Supporting […]

Testimonies // 28 Jun, 2018

Syria Syria: Medical staff mobilizing all efforts to address medical needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dera’a governorate

It has been one week since the commencement of the military offensive in Dera’a governorate, which has led to a massive wave of displaced civilians. Health center staff, supported by Médecins du Monde, are continuing their immense…

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.

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…

Joint press releases // 13 Jun, 2018

Yemen Letter to President Macron: Imminent attack on Hodeidah port in Yemen

On Wednesday, 13 June, forces loyal to the exiled Yemeni president and Saudi-led Arab coalition launched an assault on Hodeidah, Yemen’s main port. In an open letter, Médecins du Monde and 13 other associations urge parties to the conflict to protect the 600,000 civilians on the ground and to respect the international humanitarian law. ———————— […]

Joint press releases // 12 Jun, 2018

Yemen Joint INGO proactive on the escalation of violence on Hodeidah

11 June 2018 – INGOs in Yemen today warned that any further escalation of violence around the port city Hodeidah could have catastrophic consequences. Humanitarian organizations fear an imminent attack on the city given developments on the ground over recent weeks. If an attack does take place, it is likely to have a catastrophic impact […]

Joint press releases // 17 May, 2018

Palestine 80+ INGOs demand accountability for Israel’s unlawful Killing of demonstrators in the Gaza Strip

AIDA, a network of more than 80 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), on Tuesday condemned Israel’s unlawful killing of demonstrators at the border of the Gaza Strip on 14 May 2018. So far, 61 Palestinians have been killed, including one medic and eight children, and over 2,700 others have been injured, the […]

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 […]