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February 15, 2017

Close to one hundred medical facilities belonging to or supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed since 2015.

February 13, 2017

Since 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been running search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, in response to a humanitarian crisis that saw more than 4,000 people perish last year alone while trying to reach safety in Europe and flee conflict, disaster and turmoil in their home countries. Canadian nurse Courtney Bercan was recently part of the medical team on-board the MSF ship Dignity I, providing medical care to people rescued from boats in distress. In the first-person piece below, she shares her thoughts on the passengers she met who provided the most reasons for both heartbreak and hope: the children.

February 10, 2017

Dr. Karthika Devarajan is an obstetrician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She recently returned from Pakistan, where she helped run MSF's maternal health program in the country's north. "I cannot describe how powerful it was to know that each day really, truly meant something," she says. "I realized all over again what a gift my surgical training has been and I have a new appreciation for the immense freedom that has defined my own life."

February 03, 2017

The recent surge in fighting in and around the towns of Wau Shilluk and Malakal, in the Greater Upper Nile region of South Sudan, has left many of those forced to flee cut off from healthcare. The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is today calling on all sides to ensure that the right of civilians to access emergency healthcare, clean water and food is guaranteed, and that medical facilities, staff and transport are not targeted.

February 02, 2017

As EU leaders meet in Malta on February 3, 2017 to discuss migration, with a view to close down the route from Libya to Italy by stepping up cooperation with the Libyan authorities, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised grave concerns about the fate of people trapped in Libya or returned to the country.

January 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement to the United States is an inhumane act against people fleeing war zones, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for a resumption of refugee resettlement.

January 24, 2017

The recent launch of the military offensive by Iraqi and American forces to retake Mosul in Iraq has forced people who have lived through extremely traumatic times to flee the town and nearby villages.

January 24, 2017

After almost three years of conflict, civilians in eastern Ukraine are still bearing the brunt of the ongoing violence with more than 1.7 million forced from their homes. Elena Pylaeva, a psychologist working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), explains the effects of this protracted conflict on the mental health of the population.

January 23, 2017

Medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a massive distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment, purification tablets, blankets and energy biscuits in the most remote mountainous region of Sud-Ouest, in Haiti, one of the area's most badly hit by Hurricane Matthew last October. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary families will also receive a set of 10 corrugated metal sheets, enough to rebuild a 12-square-metre roof and provide shelter with dignity.

January 20, 2017

At least 120 people were wounded and 90 killed, following the bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria on January 17, 2017.

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