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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.

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.

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.

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Committee that its accreditation in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine had been withdrawn and to immediately stop activities.

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 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.

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.

September 03, 2015

The Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search-and-rescue boats Dignity I and Bourbon Argos — together with the MY Phoenix, operated jointly with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) — yesterday rescued 1,658 people in MSF’s biggest day of operations on the Mediterranean Sea since operations began on May 2.

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