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November 21, 2016

I arrived in Bokoro, Chad, three months ago. It’s my first posting with [Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières] MSF, and I was so excited to finally get here. I have always wanted to work for MSF. This is my small contribution to make the world a better place. I knew Chad was going to be dry and hot and that there are very high levels of malnutrition here.

November 21, 2016

Zara Abba is in Bokoro from the capital of Chad, N’djamena. She has been at MSF’s intensive care unit in Bokoro town for four days, caring for her granddaughter, Katalma Moussa, who is two years old. Zara Abba was visiting Bokoro to pay her respects to a family member who'd died when her granddaughter fell ill.

“She hadn’t put much weight on for a while and then she started to get diarrhea and her health got even worse. I had been taking her out for walks and to play with the other children, but since she started getting diarrhea, she didn’t have any energy and I couldn’t do that anymore. She was always hungry and crying and it was like the milk we were giving her wasn’t enough. I looked after her for seven days at home but after that knew I had to get her to a clinic.”

November 21, 2016

This year, in villages across the Bokoro region, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), MSF is running 15 mobile outpatient clinics for malnourished children aged between six months and five years old. In Bokoro town, MSF has an Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in an MoH Hospital, with an intensive care unit where the sickest children are referred. For the first time, MSF is also working in the area ahead of time in order to identify and try to prevent children at risk of malnutrition from falling ill.

October 03, 2016

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the US military airstrikes on the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in which 42 people lost their lives. The attack was a violation of the rules of war, which require military forces to protect medical facilities and personnel in war zones.

September 28, 2016

MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu, a physician from Montreal, addressed the UN Security Council, and called upon member states to live up to their obligations under UN Resolution 2286 and to stop the relentless assaults on civilian and medical targets.

September 27, 2016

Few other surgeons working for Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) around the world have as much experience treating war-wounded patients as Dr. Edgar Escalante from Vancouver.

May 04, 2016

On May 3, 2016, Doctor Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), addressed the United Nations Security Council ahead of a vote on a resolution to reaffirm the protection of health workers, hospitals and civilian infrastructure in conflict zones. The text of her speech is below.

May 03, 2016

A week after an MSF-supported hospital in Aleppo, Syria was destroyed by direct airstrikes, MSF Canada's executive director, Stephen Cornish, calls on UN member states to reaffirm their obligations to protect hospitals in conflict zones.

April 29, 2016

The United States military today released its investigative report on the attack on the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. The attack killed 42 people, including 14 MSF staff members, and wounded dozens more.

December 12, 2015

After two months of in-depth investigations following the US airstrikes that destroyed the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October, MSF today announces with great sadness that the death toll has been confirmed to be at least 42 people.

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