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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Doctors Without Borders

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# Nauru
Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'
Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health of migrants on Nauru is the worst it has seen.
# Myanmar
Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month
More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.
# Mediterranean Sea
Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya
Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.
# Syria
Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents
US-backed forces are advancing on Raqqa – a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.
# Boko Haram
Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria
It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.
# death at sea
Premature twins recovering after being rescued from rubber dingy: 'They were so small and so cold'
“I was expecting normal newborns but they were much smaller…I was very surprised when I saw them.”
# Peace Talks
At least 10 children have been killed in an airstrike on school in Yemen
Aid group Doctors Without Borders condemned the attack, saying that all of the children killed were between eight and 15 years old.
# Doctors Without Borders
The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people
Medecins Sans Frontieres are calling the attack a ‘war crime’.
# Conflict
Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen
Over a million Yemenis have been displaced as a result of ongoing conflict.
# Recovery
Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'
Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.
# Doctors Without Borders
New York doctor tests positive for Ebola
Craig Spencer had recently returned from Africa.
Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine
Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.
# Burma
'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.
# Syria
Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria
The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.
Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”
The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.
# Africa
Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic
Médicins sans Frontiéres says that a religious division in the country has left tens of thousands fleeing violence.
# Chemical Weapons
Doctors: 3,600 Syrians had symptoms on day of alleged chemical weapon attack
The victims all flooded into three hospitals within hours of each other, and 355 of them died, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.
# medecins sans frontieres
Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.
# Central African Republic
People of Central African Republic "abandoned" and in need
Médecins Sans Frontières has said that the majority of the country is without aid, three months after a coup.
Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.
Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
Barrie Rooney, a biomedical analyst from Co Leitrim, explains what motivates her to travel to remote areas of Africa to treat patients suffering from sleeping sickness – and how her Irish culture helps her connect with the people she helps.
Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’
Paul McMaster, a surgeon experienced in working in war zones, says Syria was a “more oppressive type of danger”.
# South Sudan
Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.
Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa?
Oliver McGrath will be spending our national day with his MSF colleagues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. How different will it be?
# Haiti
Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti
Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.
# Somalia
MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings
The staff members were killed in Mogadishu yesterday. MSF has said today that some staff members are to be relocated from the compound there for security reasons.
# Abducted
Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers
The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.
# South Sudan
'Hundreds dead' following South Sudan tribal clashes
As many as 600 people, including medical humanitarian workers, are presumed dead after tribal clashes. Raiders targeted an MSF compound and clinic, looting medical equipment, drugs and other valuable items.
# Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care
Medecin Sans Frontieres staff providing treatment despite difficulties including lack of supplies, resources and threats of violence, while Concern steps up its work in Liberia after refugees pour in from the Ivory Coast.
# Japan
"There is no food" - patients left without rations in quake-stricken Japanese hospitals
Some hospitals have been left without food, power or running water.