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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.

January 20, 2017

A pioneering new clinical trial aiming to find a radically improved course of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) began on 17th January 2017, when the first patient took the first pill in Uzbekistan.

The phase II/III trial, called TB PRACTECAL, aims to find a treatment regime for drug resistant TB that is drastically shorter, at six months long, more effective and has less debilitating side effects than current treatment.

January 19, 2017

The death toll continues to rise following the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, Nigeria, according to latest estimates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).  Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian airforce plane circled twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of the town of Rann, which hosts thousands of internally displaced people.  At the time of the attack, an aid distribution was taking place. The majority of the victims were women and children.

January 19, 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 19, 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 17, 2017

At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

January 12, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care as part of MSF’s lifesaving emergency programs. We aim to introduce you to some of them, such as Trish Newport, a longtime project coordinator who recently returned from working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

January 12, 2017

After being frozen out by European migration policies, thousands of migrants and refugees now find themselves trapped in freezing conditions in shelters that are ill adapted to winter in Greece and the Balkans.

January 06, 2017

Nurses and doctors with work experience in Canada’s north make ideal humanitarian aid workers, and are in high demand by the organization. “We see a definite positive relationship between the quality of the work done in the field and prior experience working in remote, northern communities.”

January 04, 2017

Over the past three months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, which is enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks.

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