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September 15, 2017

After 14 years of presence in Pakistan’s Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. The authorities have refused to issue a No Objection Certificate (NoC) without providing any explanation. Without a valid NoC, MSF cannot continue medical activities in Kurram Agency.

March 24, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care in most of the nearly 70 countries around the world where MSF carries out lifesaving emergency healthcare programs.

March 13, 2017

Le rétablissement de la politique de Mexico, surnommée la Règle du bâillon mondial, qui interdit aux organisations non gouvernementales subventionnées par les États-Unis de fournir des services, de l'information et des conseils en matière d'avortement, compromettra l'accès à l'avortement médicalisé et mettra en danger la vie des femmes.

February 10, 2017

Dr. Karthika Devarajan is an obstetrician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She recently returned from Pakistan, where she helped run MSF's maternal health program in the country's north. "I cannot describe how powerful it was to know that each day really, truly meant something," she says. "I realized all over again what a gift my surgical training has been and I have a new appreciation for the immense freedom that has defined my own life."

January 23, 2017

Medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a massive distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment, purification tablets, blankets and energy biscuits in the most remote mountainous region of Sud-Ouest, in Haiti, one of the area's most badly hit by Hurricane Matthew last October. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary families will also receive a set of 10 corrugated metal sheets, enough to rebuild a 12-square-metre roof and provide shelter with dignity.

December 19, 2016

Last year, Canadian nurse Laura Puteris worked at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s centre for emergency maternity care in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this video, Laura describes an evening when she and her colleagues received as a patient a pregnant woman terribly burned by an exploding fuel canister. She recounts the team's efforts to help the mother and save her unborn child, and reflects on why it is essential to be present where care is needed.

December 02, 2016

On November 30, two months after Hurricane Matthew, devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still severely affected by inadequate shelter, lack of food and access to safe drinking water. Some remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to provide assistance and medical care to people in isolated, affected areas like Port-à-Piment.

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water. Certain remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.

October 25, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, four teams from MSF are assessing the needs at medical facilities and affected communities in five departments of the country: Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes, Artibonite and Nord-Ouest. Access to the affected areas is difficult and the full scale and nature of the needs have yet to be determined. Haitian officials report a death toll in the hundreds that continues to rise. The risk of cholera is very high in affected areas. Canadian physician Dr. Danielle Perriault is on the ground in Haiti, and she shared the following first-person observations.

October 21, 2016

MSF teams are bringing medical care to people who have been cut off from healthcare by the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Watch as MSF medics arrive by helicopter to treat people in need.

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