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April 18, 2017

Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their homes in northeast Nigeria, where new waves of displaced are arriving in remote towns of Borno State. Nigerian refugees are also being forcibly returned from Cameroon, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

April 18, 2017

At the end of 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started to offer primary healthcare and other services in Pulka, in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. Over the past few months, this small town situated next to the border with Cameroon has become a hotspot for new arrivals of people fleeing military operations by the Nigerian military and attacks by Boko Haram, and in search of food and basic services. Danca Paiva is MSF’s project coordinator in Pulka.

April 11, 2017

In this episode of Pulse, we speak about a core part of our identity and one of our greatest challenges: our fight against a silent killer ...

April 05, 2017

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical team providing support to the emergency department of Bab Al Hawa hospital, in Syria’s Idlib province, has confirmed that patients’ symptoms are consistent with exposure to a neurotoxic agent such as sarin gas.

April 03, 2017

For her next assignment with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), communications manager Sandra Smiley may be returning with a different title: Dr. Smiley. After a 10-year hiatus, the Chilliwack, BC native has returned to school to study life science courses with the hopes of being admitted to medical school.

April 03, 2017

Alden Hadwen is Director of Community Engagement at Aimia, a marketing and loyalty analytics company that runs the Aeroplan rewards program. Moved by the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and seeing an opportunity to make a difference, Alden helped arrange a large donation of Aeroplan miles to MSF to offset travel costs and allow for more donor support to be directed to MSF’s lifesaving medical work.

April 03, 2017

MSF Canada executive director Stephen Cornish speaks about MSF's decision to release evidence of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons on civilians.

April 03, 2017

Although the imperative to speak out in the face of atrocity is fundamental to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s identity, it is rarely a simple decision. Public criticisms of host governments or armed combatants can suddenly deprive our teams of access to the patients who need them most, and in some cases can put those patients directly at risk. Every scenario, moreover, is unique, and MSF must often grapple with difficult ethical dilemmas without the benefit of enough time for reflection or more complete information.

April 03, 2017

While Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will often decide to speak out about specific issues that affect our patients, the principle of témoignage goes well beyond official statements. It is lived and observed every day by the thousands of MSF staff members who bear witness to suffering on the front lines of humanitarian crises around the world.

April 03, 2017

From its very beginnings, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been driven not only by the need to deliver medical care to people in crisis, but also to tell the world what we see on the front lines of humanitarian emergencies.

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