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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 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.

October 08, 2015

This article, by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada executive director Stephen Cornish, first appeared in the Globe and Mail newspaper:

October 07, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international president Dr. Joanne Liu delivered the following speech today at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, where she called for the activation of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, the only permanent body set up specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law. MSF says the recent US bombing of the organization’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, is a violation of the Geneva Conventions, and requires an independent investigation.

July 23, 2015

MSF Canada President Dr. Heather Culbert recently visited MSF's projects on the front lines on one of Europe's largest but lesser known migrant crises, where teams are working to provide shelter, water and medical care.

August 20, 2014

This story appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine. To download the complete magazine or to read previous issues, please visit our Publications page.

 

By Claudia Blume

After more than a decade of international aid and investment, Afghans continue to struggle to access critical medical care due to insecurity, distance, cost and the dysfunction of many health facilities.

October 22, 2013

On the afternoon of September 24, I watched the news unfolding. Houses flattened, hundreds dead and many more injured following a major earthquake in the Awaran district of Balochistan province.