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#medecins sans frontieres

From TheJournal.ie Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture' Nauru

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year Medecins Sans Frontieres

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month Myanmar

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya Mediterranean Sea

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed' Medecins Sans Frontieres

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence Medecins Sans Frontieres

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria Boko Haram

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

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

From TheJournal.ie Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days Besieged
From TheJournal.ie 'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea Mediterranean

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This beautiful shot is our image of the day Baby Nubia

This beautiful shot is our image of the day

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

From TheJournal.ie Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy” Afghanistan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today Good Eggs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen Conflict

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced Making A Difference

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

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

From TheJournal.ie Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds' Recovery

Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'

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

From TheJournal.ie Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread? West Africa

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

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

From TheJournal.ie 'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me' Liberia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital Line Of Fire

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine Doctors Without Borders

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria Syria

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic? Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon” Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

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

From TheJournal.ie Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital Syria This post contains videos

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife Opinion

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

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.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’ Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is" EBOLA

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan South Sudan

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture Libya

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

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

From TheJournal.ie Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

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.

From TheJournal.ie MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings Somalia

MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee" Somalia

Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital Opinion

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

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.

From TheJournal.ie Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers Abducted

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children" Food Aid

Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children"

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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