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August 05, 2015

Hundreds of people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat carrying around 600 people capsized earlier today off the Libyan coast. This latest tragedy underscores the severe lack of adequate search-and-rescue operations in the area, said Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF).

August 04, 2015

After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding.

July 31, 2015

An interim review published today in the medical journal The Lancet indicates very promising results for an Ebola vaccine candidate designed by scientists working at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

July 30, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) completed a cholera vaccination campaign this week in Tanzania’s overflowing Nyarugusu camp, where people fleeing unrest in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo have taken shelter.

July 22, 2015

As large numbers of refugees fleeing unrest in Burundi cross the border to neighbouring Tanzania, the overcrowded refugee camp of Nyarugusu “has reached breaking point”, according to Sita Cacioppe, emergency coordinator for international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 17, 2015

On Wednesday, July 15, the Bourbon Argos — a search-and-rescue vessel operated by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Mediterranean Sea — rescued 678 people from six different migrant boats and received one more patient transferred for medical reasons from an Italian Coast Guards vessel.

July 09, 2015

Displacements, restrictions on mobility and lack of access to basic goods and services such as healthcare: These are the main consequences of the escalation of the conflict in southwestern Colombia, which is causing a growing humanitarian crisis.

July 06, 2015

Dozens of wounded people have been treated by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) teams in different parts of Yemen due to airstrikes and ground shelling carried out last days in different parts of the country.

July 03, 2015

Tensions are rising in eastern Libya and, as a result, medical needs are increasing. Fighting in the region has now expanded beyond the city of Benghazi, which has been the scene of armed confrontations for more than a year, to Derna, the stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) in the area, where clashes started three weeks ago.

June 26, 2015

Heavy clashes between security forces and armed opposition groups in the north-eastern province of Kunduz in Afghanistan have led to a surge in wounded arriving at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s trauma centre in Kunduz city. From June 20 to 23, MSF’s medical teams treated 77 patients directly wounded in the fighting; one-third of these patients were women and children.

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