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Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'
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Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'

Dec 3rd 2018, 10:57 PM 9,619 Views 19 Comments

Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health of migrants on Nauru is the worst it has seen.

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year
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Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year

Feb 15th 2018, 7:19 AM 11,623 Views 10 Comments

A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.

Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month
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Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month

Dec 14th 2017, 6:10 AM 7,338 Views 13 Comments

More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya
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Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Aug 13th 2017, 6:30 PM 11,112 Views 35 Comments

Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
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Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

Jul 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,429 Views 3 Comments

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents
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Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents

Jun 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,051 Views 14 Comments

US-backed forces are advancing on Raqqa – a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.

Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence
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Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence

Apr 17th 2017, 6:29 AM 8,236 Views 4 Comments

“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria
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Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

Nov 15th 2016, 12:43 PM 10,639 Views 16 Comments

It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
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Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days

Oct 5th 2016, 10:40 AM 8,748 Views 146 Comments

One of them twice.

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters
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'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters

Sep 12th 2016, 10:01 PM 11,965 Views 37 Comments

The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea
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Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea

Aug 31st 2016, 12:19 PM 12,278 Views 48 Comments

Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

This beautiful shot is our image of the day
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This beautiful shot is our image of the day

Nov 13th 2015, 3:45 PM 26,196 Views 16 Comments

Nubia is MSF’s last-known Ebola patient in Conakry, Guinea.

Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”
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Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”

Nov 8th 2015, 7:45 AM 8,112 Views 28 Comments

At least 30 people were killed, including 13 staff members, 10 patients and seven unrecognisable bodies yet to be identified.

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today
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Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

Sep 16th 2015, 10:52 AM 12,978 Views 78 Comments

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen
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Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen

Jul 18th 2015, 10:00 PM 8,665 Views 12 Comments

Over a million Yemenis have been displaced as a result of ongoing conflict.

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced
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Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:15 AM 7,513 Views 8 Comments

Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'
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Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 9,120 Views 8 Comments

Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?
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Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Nov 14th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,738 Views 13 Comments

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'
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'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,990 Views 2 Comments

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital
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'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital

Jul 21st 2014, 2:20 PM 8,709 Views 263 Comments

Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.

Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine
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Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine

May 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 22 Views 7 Comments

Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria
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Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

Jan 4th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,565 Views 23 Comments

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?
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Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 124 Views 18 Comments

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”
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Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

Nov 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 21 Views 7 Comments

The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
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Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

Aug 14th 2013, 1:21 PM 4,010 Views 17 Comments

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital
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Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

Jul 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,187 Views 24 Comments

A video from Médecins Sans Frontières, which has five fully-functioning makeshift hospitals in Syria, gives an insight into the work it does in the country.

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
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Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 174 Views 11 Comments

Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
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Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten

Mar 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 180 Views 9 Comments

Barrie Rooney, a biomedical analyst from Co Leitrim, explains what motivates her to travel to remote areas of Africa to treat patients suffering from sleeping sickness – and how her Irish culture helps her connect with the people she helps.

Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’
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Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’

Nov 25th 2012, 1:10 PM 20 Views 11 Comments

Paul McMaster, a surgeon experienced in working in war zones, says Syria was a “more oppressive type of danger”.

Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"
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Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"

Aug 4th 2012, 2:02 PM 5,639 Views 5 Comments

What is it like to be on the frontline of fighting the Ugandan Ebola outbreak? A Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator explains.

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan
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'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan

Jul 9th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,043 Views 11 Comments

As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.

Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa?
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Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa?

Mar 17th 2012, 6:00 PM 63 Views 4 Comments

Oliver McGrath will be spending our national day with his MSF colleagues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. How different will it be?

"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria
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"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria

Feb 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,712 Views 22 Comments

Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture
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MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Jan 27th 2012, 8:44 AM 674 Views 6 Comments

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti
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Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Jan 12th 2012, 1:54 PM 1,251 Views 2 Comments

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings
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MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings

Dec 30th 2011, 11:40 AM 1,954 Views 0 Comments

The staff members were killed in Mogadishu yesterday. MSF has said today that some staff members are to be relocated from the compound there for security reasons.

Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"
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Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"

Dec 29th 2011, 5:44 PM 3,296 Views 2 Comments

The incident involved a disgruntled former employee and took place in the Somali capital of Mogadishu today.

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital
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Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

Dec 25th 2011, 3:30 PM 80 Views 9 Comments

Kilkenny man Richard Delaney will be dressing up as Santa this year – in an under-construction hospital in Port-au-Prince. He writes about his experiences.

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers
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Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers

Oct 14th 2011, 3:30 PM 396 Views 6 Comments

The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.

Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children"
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Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children"

Oct 14th 2011, 3:12 PM 513 Views 5 Comments

World Food Day takes place on 16 October and Médecin Sans Frontières is appealing to countries to ensure they provide nutritious food aid to malnourished children.

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