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August 24, 2017

On August 14, after two days of torrential rain, a hillside collapsed and triggered a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Since then, almost 500 people have been announced dead, an estimated 600 people remain missing and 3,000 people have been left homeless.

Young woman lays on hospital bed
March 06, 2017

Courtney Bercan is a Canadian nurse currently working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the Refugee Search and Rescue Mission in the Central Mediterranean. In this piece she describes meeting a young woman fleeing violence and poverty and the deep and lasting impact sexual and gender-based violence can have.

August 30, 2016

On Monday, August 29, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s search and rescue boat Dignity I contributed to the rescue of around 3000 people drifting in about 20 rubber dinghies and several wooden boats, one of which carried between 600-700 people, in the central Mediterranean.

July 29, 2016

Hundreds of interviews with people rescued at sea by MSF during 2015 and 2016 have exposed the alarming level of violence and exploitation to which refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are subjected in Libya. Many of those we have rescued report having directly experienced violence in the country, while almost all report witnessing extreme violence against refugees and migrants, including beatings, sexual violence and murder.

June 30, 2016

After 15 years away from the field, Canadian nurse Jane Little returned to MSF in February to work in Sierra Leone on a maternal and child health project. She recounts her experiences delivering healthcare in a post-Ebola context.

January 14, 2016

Luis Encinas is an Ebola expert with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He looks back at the outbreak that devastated West Africa, and ahead to what should come next.

January 14, 2016

As Liberia today celebrates 42 days without any new Ebola infections — effectively marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa — the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the global health community to draw on lessons learned in order to be better prepared for future similar outbreaks.

November 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has now been declared over on. But in neighbouring Guinea, people are still being infected by a disease that has claimed more than 11,000 lives in West Africa since March 2014.

October 20, 2015

Nearly three weeks after the US bombing of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3, MSF today announces with sadness that the death toll is still rising, with one more MSF staff member confirmed to have been killed.

September 23, 2015

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been informed that MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) has decided to stop its current search-and-rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea.

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