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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.

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.

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 11, 2017

Today marks the release of a new report by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) that shines a light on a humanitarian crisis taking place just south of Canada and the United States, along the migration corridor from Central America northward through Mexico.

May 01, 2017

This past fall, Karina Zavala, a soccer coach from St John’s, Newfoundland, took to the pitch to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). By hosting a soccer tournament at her local athletic club, Karina brought her community together and in doing so developed a better understanding of the difference she was making at both home and abroad.

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 23, 2017

We must not turn our back on our collective responsibility to welcome refugees with dignity, to extend and review individual asylum claims on their merits and, where the latter is lacking, to ensure returnees are only sent back home or to third countries where it is safe to do so. As Canadians, we must open our eyes to the fact that our government already manages our border’s through a complex system of interdiction.

March 20, 2017

Nicholas Gildersleeve is a Canadian from Frelighsburg, Quebec, who until recently served as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s head of mission in Bolivia — a country with the world’s highest incidence of Chagas, which is endemic in 60 per cent of its territory. The disease, which is found almost exclusively in Latin America and is transmitted by triatomine insects (also known as “kissing bugs”), is mostly asymptomatic for the first years of infection, but will often eventually result in debilitating complications that can shorten life expectancy by an average of 10 years. Heart complications are the most common cause of death in infected adults.

March 17, 2017

In 2016, 343 Canadians worked with MSF in more than 60 countries worldwide as doctors, nurses, logisticians, coordinators, heads of mission, engineers, administrators, medical specialists and more.

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