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January 24, 2017

After almost three years of conflict, civilians in eastern Ukraine are still bearing the brunt of the ongoing violence with more than 1.7 million forced from their homes. Elena Pylaeva, a psychologist working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), explains the effects of this protracted conflict on the mental health of the population.

January 12, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care as part of MSF’s lifesaving emergency programs. We aim to introduce you to some of them, such as Trish Newport, a longtime project coordinator who recently returned from working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

August 05, 2016

On Dr. Rogy Masri’s last day in Lebanon, staff in four Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinics in Tripoli ate cakes that had been decorated with an edible photo of his smiling, bearded face to bid him farewell — a testimony to the Toronto-based physician’s popularity with local colleagues. “They knew I have a really sweet tooth,” Dr. Masri chuckles. “I ate a lot of cake during my six-month assignment.”

October 27, 2015

MSF is shocked and strongly refutes the false allegations made in the media by the Humanitarian Committee of Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine regarding its medical-humanitarian activities. This includes erroneous statements regarding mismanagement of pharmaceutical products such as psychotropic drugs, criticism of the organization's mental health program, and unfounded accusations of espionage.

October 23, 2015

On October 19, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received written notification from the Humanitarian Committee that its accreditation in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine had been withdrawn and to immediately stop activities.

September 25, 2015

Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed by the decision of the Humanitarian Committee of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic to refuse permission for MSF to provide critical medical and humanitarian assistance in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.

August 20, 2015

The last few weeks have brought unprecedented high temperatures to much of the Middle East. In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, home to at least 410,000 refugees, temperatures have reached as high as 42 degrees. The heat isn’t just bringing discomfort; it’s bringing sickness.

July 21, 2015

At the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference today, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that middle-income countries (MICs), which will be home to 70 per cent of people living with HIV by 2020, face increasing threats to their ability to access affordable generic medicines, which are crucial to countries’ ability to reach the global UNAIDS 90/90/90* targets.

April 17, 2015

Over one million Syrians have sought to escape a brutal armed conflict in their home country by fleeing to Lebanon, often becoming impoverished in the process and living in crowded, makeshift shelters. Add trying to survive with diabetes to those circumstances, and the situation for many becomes tragic. James Elliott is a Canadian researcher who recently returned from Lebanon, where he worked with diabetes patients among the Syrian refugee population.

March 11, 2015

By Stephen Cornish, Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada

This op-ed was originally published in The Globe and Mail newspaper on March 9, 2015.

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