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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.

August 05, 2016

On Dr. Rogy Masri’s last day in Lebanon, staff in four Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinics in Tripoli ate cakes that had been decorated with an edible photo of his smiling, bearded face to bid him farewell — a testimony to the Toronto-based physician’s popularity with local colleagues. “They knew I have a really sweet tooth,” Dr. Masri chuckles. “I ate a lot of cake during my six-month assignment.”

May 12, 2016

In response to the announced closure of the Dadaab refugee camps, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the Kenyan government to urgently reconsider its decision. MSF believes the closure will have enormous humanitarian consequences for some 325,000 refugees. We urge Kenya to take a leading role in the humane treatment of refugees, and to continue considering alternative solutions.

December 01, 2015

A newly released study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stresses the need for continuous support to HIV-positive people under antiretroviral therapy (ART), including at hospital level.

August 20, 2015

The last few weeks have brought unprecedented high temperatures to much of the Middle East. In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, home to at least 410,000 refugees, temperatures have reached as high as 42 degrees. The heat isn’t just bringing discomfort; it’s bringing sickness.

April 17, 2015

Over one million Syrians have sought to escape a brutal armed conflict in their home country by fleeing to Lebanon, often becoming impoverished in the process and living in crowded, makeshift shelters. Add trying to survive with diabetes to those circumstances, and the situation for many becomes tragic. James Elliott is a Canadian researcher who recently returned from Lebanon, where he worked with diabetes patients among the Syrian refugee population.

April 17, 2015

Calls by Kenyan officials to close the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya within three months and forcibly return its residents to Somalia would have dramatic and life-threatening consequences for hundreds of thousands of people, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today.

April 07, 2015

Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) helped respond to the Garissa University College attacks in Kenya. Dr. Bashir Abdiweli is the medical team leader who coordinated MSF's response. He arrived with MSF’s medical team to support the Garissa Hospital team in the treatment of casualties. In the piece below, he shares his impressions of the immediate aftermath of the attack.

March 10, 2014

As plans progress for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees from Kenya to their home country,[1] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has once again urged that this process is not carried out at the cost of the aid already being provided to people who remain in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps.

August 29, 2013

Violent sectarian clashes between residents of two of Lebanon’s most deprived districts are leaving ordinary people caught in the crossfire as they struggle to access healthcare and get on with their daily lives. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing medical services to people on both sides of the frontline.

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