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# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 3 December, 2018

Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'
# Nauru
# Nauru

Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'

Dec 3rd 2018, 10:57 PM 9,616 Views 19 Comments

Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health of migrants on Nauru is the worst it has seen.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year

Feb 15th 2018, 7:19 AM 11,606 Views 10 Comments

A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month

Dec 14th 2017, 6:10 AM 7,329 Views 13 Comments

More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya
# Mediterranean Sea
# Mediterranean Sea

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Aug 13th 2017, 6:30 PM 11,108 Views 35 Comments

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.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

Jul 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,384 Views 4 Comments

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents
# Syria
# Syria

Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents

Jun 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,050 Views 14 Comments

US-backed forces are advancing on Raqqa – a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 17 April, 2017

Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence

Apr 17th 2017, 6:29 AM 8,235 Views 4 Comments

“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

Nov 15th 2016, 12:43 PM 10,633 Views 16 Comments

It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
# Besieged
# Besieged

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days

Oct 5th 2016, 10:40 AM 8,742 Views 146 Comments

One of them twice.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters

Sep 12th 2016, 10:01 PM 11,951 Views 37 Comments

The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea

Aug 31st 2016, 12:19 PM 12,248 Views 48 Comments

Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 13 November, 2015

This beautiful shot is our image of the day
# Baby Nubia
# Baby Nubia

This beautiful shot is our image of the day

Nov 13th 2015, 3:45 PM 26,187 Views 16 Comments

Nubia is MSF’s last-known Ebola patient in Conakry, Guinea.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”

Nov 8th 2015, 7:45 AM 8,106 Views 30 Comments

At least 30 people were killed, including 13 staff members, 10 patients and seven unrecognisable bodies yet to be identified.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today
# Good Eggs
# Good Eggs

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

Sep 16th 2015, 10:52 AM 12,973 Views 78 Comments

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen
# Conflict
# Conflict

Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen

Jul 18th 2015, 10:00 PM 8,663 Views 12 Comments

Over a million Yemenis have been displaced as a result of ongoing conflict.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced
# Making A Difference
# Making A Difference

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:15 AM 7,496 Views 8 Comments

Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'
# Recovery
# Recovery

Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 9,114 Views 8 Comments

Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 14 November, 2014

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?
# West Africa
# West Africa

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Nov 14th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,734 Views 13 Comments

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 23 October, 2014

'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'
# Liberia
# Liberia

'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,986 Views 2 Comments

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 21 July, 2014

'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital
# Line Of Fire
# Line Of Fire

'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital

Jul 21st 2014, 2:20 PM 8,702 Views 263 Comments

Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 9 May, 2014

Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine
# Doctors Without Borders
# Doctors Without Borders

Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine

May 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 22 Views 7 Comments

Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

Jan 4th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,561 Views 23 Comments

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 118 Views 18 Comments

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

Nov 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 19 Views 7 Comments

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.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

Aug 14th 2013, 1:21 PM 4,005 Views 17 Comments

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital
# Syria
# Syria

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

Jul 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,181 Views 24 Comments

A video from Médecins Sans Frontières, which has five fully-functioning makeshift hospitals in Syria, gives an insight into the work it does in the country.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 144 Views 11 Comments

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.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten

Mar 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 173 Views 9 Comments

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.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’

Nov 25th 2012, 1:10 PM 16 Views 11 Comments

Paul McMaster, a surgeon experienced in working in war zones, says Syria was a “more oppressive type of danger”.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"

Aug 4th 2012, 2:02 PM 5,639 Views 5 Comments

What is it like to be on the frontline of fighting the Ugandan Ebola outbreak? A Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator explains.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 9 July, 2012

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan

Jul 9th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,037 Views 11 Comments

As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa?

Mar 17th 2012, 6:00 PM 47 Views 4 Comments

Oliver McGrath will be spending our national day with his MSF colleagues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. How different will it be?

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 12 February, 2012

"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria
# Syria
# Syria

"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria

Feb 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,706 Views 22 Comments

Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 27 January, 2012

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture
# Libya
# Libya

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Jan 27th 2012, 8:44 AM 672 Views 6 Comments

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti
# Haiti
# Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Jan 12th 2012, 1:54 PM 1,237 Views 2 Comments

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.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 30 December, 2011

MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings
# Somalia
# Somalia

MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings

Dec 30th 2011, 11:40 AM 1,948 Views 0 Comments

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.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"
# Somalia
# Somalia

Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"

Dec 29th 2011, 5:44 PM 3,295 Views 2 Comments

The incident involved a disgruntled former employee and took place in the Somali capital of Mogadishu today.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

Dec 25th 2011, 3:30 PM 64 Views 9 Comments

Kilkenny man Richard Delaney will be dressing up as Santa this year – in an under-construction hospital in Port-au-Prince. He writes about his experiences.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 14 October, 2011

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers
# Abducted
# Abducted

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers

Oct 14th 2011, 3:30 PM 393 Views 6 Comments

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.

Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children"
# Food Aid
# Food Aid

Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children"

Oct 14th 2011, 3:12 PM 509 Views 5 Comments

World Food Day takes place on 16 October and Médecin Sans Frontières is appealing to countries to ensure they provide nutritious food aid to malnourished children.

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