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August 10, 2017

Some 10,000 people are sheltering in the grounds of Batangafo hospital more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups in this northern Central African Republic (CAR) city, according to international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 18, 2017

This past December, Toronto-based jewellery retailer Jenny Bird donated a day’s proceeds of their online sales to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s work in Syria. Thanks to their quick decision-making and an overwhelming response from customers, Jenny Bird raised thousands for MSF’s lifesaving work.

July 12, 2017

The merciless killing of a baby in a Hospital in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), where the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a project, points to the extreme brutality against civilians in the escalating conflict, as the number of safe spaces dwindles.

June 20, 2017

The Government of Canada will give a group commendation to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada and present the Governor General Meritorious Service Cross Award to the International President of MSF, Canadian physician Joanne Liu, in recognition of the medical humanitarian organization’s extraordinary efforts during the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The award ceremony will take place in Ottawa on June 23, 2017.

June 20, 2017

Part of the reason the Refugee Convention was drafted was in response to the extreme suffering to which people fleeing violence and persecution are often exposed. In order to protect refugees, the convention sought to establish their rights and to outline the obligations that states have to protect them. But in 2017, while the global legal consensus on the rights of refugees remains intact, the humanitarian spirit that led to the convention appears to be in short supply.

June 08, 2017

‘Will Bambari be next?’ This is the question on everyone’s lips in CAR’s second city and commercial hub. Its residents worry that the violence engulfing the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May in the form of brutal massacres could soon spread to Bambari, with a repetition of the bloodshed of the 2013-14 war.

May 29, 2017

In Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada's 2016 Impact report, you will find a list of all the countries where Canadians’ support allowed us to provide assistance to people in need last year.

May 19, 2017

The situation for the civilian population of Central African Republic reached a new low this week, with clashes in Alindao on May 8, a large-scale attack on Bangassou on May 13 and fighting in Bria starting on May 15. Thousands of people are displaced, with little assistance. Signs of religious and ethnic-based targeting are becoming all too visible. By providing strong and reliable information from the field on regular basis, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), as one of the only humanitarian actors still on the ground, describes the violence and raising concerns about a quickly deteriorating situation.

May 18, 2017

Canadian project coordinator Will Plowright, who recently returned from working with MSF in Central African Republic, shares the story of one of his closest friends and colleagues, and highlights the crucial role that MSF's locally hired national staff — who make up more than 80 per cent of MSF's employees worldwide — play in our ability to deliver lifesaving care.

May 16, 2017

Over the last week, the city of Bangassou in Central African Republic CAR has being covered by fear and conflict after an intense fighting broke out between the UN forces and an armed group. On Tuesday 15, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called all parties to agree to a ceasefire to allow for the deployment of urgent medical aid. This is the testimony of MSF physician Dr. Rene Colgo who currently head of mission in Bangassou city.

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