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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives. 
 
MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and working to contain the outbreak in three locations in Guinea and two in neighbouring Liberia.  
 
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Nearly 7,000 people fled into the bush after fighting erupted in Boguila, Central African Republic (CAR) on April 11. The remaining people stayed overnight at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital.
 
On April 11 fighting erupted between international armed forces and local armed groups after a convoy accompanied by African Union peacekeepers transited through the town of Boguila in northern CAR. The MSF team working in Boguila hospital heard a large explosion and gunfire, and then saw people fleeing the town.
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Three years of war have ripped apart towns, villages, hospitals, clinics – everything that Syrians relied on for their existence. Throughout the country, families that can are fleeing from one place of refuge to the next, each time with fewer belongings and more fear. 
 
The entire country is in a state of medical crisis, with the worst-affected areas experiencing extreme suffering. And the crisis extends beyond Syria to the surrounding countries where more than two million refugees are struggling to survive.
 
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In Upper Nile state, South Sudan, clashes between government and opposition forces have turned the city of Malakal into a ghost town. 
 
When the most recent clashes erupted in February, 59-year-old Ronyo Adwok was injured, so he went to Malakal Teaching Hospital for treatment. He thought the hospital would be a safe place, but he was wrong.
 
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I went back to Rwanda last month for the first time in almost 20 years. I was head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) during and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The experience changed me completely; my innocence died there.

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Following a bomb blast in Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan yesterday, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 23 patients at its trauma centre. MSF medical teams treated 17 wounded patients, while six people were dead on arrival or died shortly thereafter.

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For several weeks Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees arriving in Ethiopia fleeing violence and persecution in their country.

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Cradled in his father’s arms, five-month-old Niño cries feebly. He is coughing and has been feverish for two days, with red spots on his face.

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As plans progress for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees from Kenya to their home country,[1] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has once again urged that this process is not carried out at the cost of the aid already being provided to people who remain in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps.

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MSF helped treat 20 wounded at a health facility in Kiev, following violent clashes between anti-government protestors and police.

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