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September 07, 2017

In an open letter to European leaders published today, MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu calls on political leaders to acknowledge that closed-border migration policies are driving vulnerable people into horrific mistreatment at the hands of smugglers in Libya.

September 01, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, the international humanitarian organization has been providing medical care to people held inside Tripoli detention centers in conditions that are neither humane nor dignified.

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 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 22, 2017

Libya is in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis, as large numbers of migrants and refugees have arrived in the country – many seeking passage to Europe. Libya, however, has become a dangerous and inhospitable environment for those fleeing war, famine, and disease in their home countries. Many migrants and refugees in Libya have been robbed, tortured, imprisoned, and even killed. Since July 2016, MSF has been providing lifesaving healthcare to refugees and migrants detained in Tripoli. In early 2017, MSF launched a new project to assist migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in the Misrata area. In the following interview, Jean-Guy Vataux, head of mission in Libya, speaks about the challenging and crucial work of MSF teams in the country.

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 24, 2017

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident.

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.

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