Attacks against medical mission

Facts, analysis and lessons learned from MSF’s experience in conflict settings/zones

MSF reflections after a tragic year of hospital bombings

June 2017

Comparative analysis of three tragic hospital bombings (in Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria) that looks beyond their specificities and points to a global climate in which the fight against terrorism has resulted in the subordination of the protection of civilians.

MSF’s Account of 2 Years in Aleppo

March 2015

The report analyses the themes of violence against the medical mission in Aleppo and the surrounding rural area since the beginning of MSF’s intervention in 2012. MSF’s account of two years in Aleppo is one of immense complexity and adaptation to a highly volatile and constantly changing security context.

Livestreamed public event

Thursday, October, the 27th. 19:00 – 21:35 hs. (UTC+2). New York 13:00 p.m. / London 18:00 p.m / Sana´a 20:00 p.m. / Amman 20:00 p.m

La Casa Encendida Auditorium, Madrid

Dilemmas and adaptations under the threat of attack

October 2016

This seeks to document how the looming threat of violence –intentional or indiscriminate– against medical facilities, vehicles, staff and patients affects the medical care that can still be provided under these circumstances. Specifically, this report aims to document the adaptations forced by the threat of attacks on medical facilities in Syria, focusing on both the direct medical adaptations as well as the operational ones.

September 2016

Following the 27 April 2016 attack, this report aims to describe the bombardment on Basel Aslan (Al Quds) hospital and to illustrate the humanitarian consequences on the population in the wake of the long-term trend of attacks on medical facilities in East Aleppo.

Yemen: Summary of findings

September 2016

This report summarises the findings from the internal investigation of the attack on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported Abs rural hospital in the Hajjah governorate in Yemen. 

Public document

On 10 January 2016, the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) supported Shiara hospital in Northern Yemen was hit by a projectile, causing the death of six people and resulting in another injured, all of them civilians. The MSF internal investigation into the attack was finalised on 15 March 2016, and revealed that there was no justifiable or legitimate reason behind the attack.