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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# medecins sans frontieres

Last month
November 2023
Medical NGO describes dire conditions in Gaza including 'amputations without adequate anaesthetic'
An Irish representative for MSF described the medical situation in Gaza as ‘truly dire’.
This year
Hospitals in Gaza on the brink of collapse as power set to run out in matter of hours
The regional head of the World Health Organisation has said that Gaza has only “24 hours of water, electricity and fuel left”.
Doctor on the front line in Sudan: 'Even ambulances are being turned back'
MSF’s country representative in Sudan, Dr Ghazali Babiker outlines the major challenges he and his teams face in Sudan as fighting rages.
Last year
Beaches, black marketeers and migrant millionaires - the tragedy of Beirut
Reporter Niall O’Connor visited Beirut this week to see the crisis hit Lebanese capital two years after a massive explosion ripped through its streets.
All time
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.
Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year
A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.
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.
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.
Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.
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.
Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence
“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.
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.
Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
One of them twice.
'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters
The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.
Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea
Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.
This beautiful shot is our image of the day
Nubia is MSF’s last-known Ebola patient in Conakry, Guinea.
Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”
At least 30 people were killed, including 13 staff members, 10 patients and seven unrecognisable bodies yet to be identified.
Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today
The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.
Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen
Over a million Yemenis have been displaced as a result of ongoing conflict.
Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced
Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'
Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.
Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?
Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.
'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'
16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.
'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital
Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.
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.
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: What's happening in the Central African Republic?
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.
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.
Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.
Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital
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.
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”.
Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"
What is it like to be on the frontline of fighting the Ugandan Ebola outbreak? A Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator explains.
'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan
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.
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?
"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria
Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.
MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture
Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.
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.
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.