zooming in on the specific obstacles of volatile settings

An example of impunity in the face of attacks on the medical mission

October 2022

This article aims to outline the risks to which medical humanitarian action in conflict zones, in particular Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is exposed. Tigray is a painful and open example of the risks we face.


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International Peace Institute (IPI), New York

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.