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November 24, 2014

More than 2,000 people with symptoms of cholera have been hospitalized since mid-October in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Even though the majority of Haitians remain exposed to cholera due to lack of access to clean drinking water and latrines, capacity to treat those affected by the disease is still inadequate. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has rapidly reinforced its cholera response with close to 320 beds.

November 21, 2014

After a new case of Ebola was detected in the Malian capital, Bamako, on November 11, the international medical organization Médécins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reinforced its team and expanded its activities to help stop the disease from spreading further.  

November 17, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that started in August in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now under control, as no new cases have been detected since the last confirmed infection was diagnosed on October 4 in the town of Boende.

November 06, 2014

Nyanog Adem is a 32-year-old mother of six. She comes from Ariath village, north of Aweil town in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan. She trekked 15 kilometres to a health centre run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Majangkar, Pamat.

October 17, 2014

Dr. Bertrand Draguez is a medical director with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is important, what is needed in order for them to make an impact in this outbreak, and why MSF is taking exceptional measures in facilitating clinical trials for potential treatments.

October 16, 2014

The bombing of a crowded market on October 9 caused hundreds of casualties in the Syrian town of Erbin, located in the East Ghouta suburban area near the capital, Damascus.

October 14, 2014

The situation in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a wave of violence broke out on October 7. Belligerents have taken up positions at strategic crossroads throughout the city and set up blockades that are making it very difficult for medical organizations such as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) or any other relief teams to reach those who have been injured in the fighting.

October 09, 2014

Conakry — the first major city to be affected by the West Africa Ebola outbreak — is currently seeing a massive spike in cases. In July, case numbers appeared to decrease in Guinea, suggesting the end of the outbreak might be near. But Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is now caring for more than 120 patients — of whom 85 are confirmed to have the virus — in its two case management facilities in the country, Conakry and Guéckédou.

October 08, 2014

The recent increase of violence in Iraq has left an estimated 1.8 million people displaced since January 2014, according to official figures.  Nearly half of them have found refuge in schools, camps or unfinished buildings in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

October 01, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that was declared in August in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not yet been contained.

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