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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 Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship Miracle This post contains videos

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

From TheJournal.ie 'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta Syria

'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta

More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault in Ghouta, Syria.

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 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 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 The gift of giving: Ireland's €25 million to this year's worst crises International Aid

The gift of giving: Ireland's €25 million to this year's worst crises

Even though these international crises are overseas, Ireland has shown that these are issues close to home through their 2016 donations.

From TheJournal.ie 'How else can I say it? Stop bombing hospitals': Latest Aleppo attack hits city's most vulnerable Syria

'How else can I say it? Stop bombing hospitals': Latest Aleppo attack hits city's most vulnerable

“The attacks have destroyed entire hospitals, electric generators, emergency rooms and wards, forcing them to stop all medical activities.”

From TheJournal.ie 29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya The Mediterranean

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

From TheJournal.ie Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days Besieged
From TheJournal.ie Premature twins recovering after being rescued from rubber dingy: 'They were so small and so cold' Death At Sea

Premature twins recovering after being rescued from rubber dingy: 'They were so small and so cold'

“I was expecting normal newborns but they were much smaller…I was very surprised when I saw them.”

From TheJournal.ie Charity rejects EU funding in protest at 'shameful' response to migrant crisis MSF

Charity rejects EU funding in protest at 'shameful' response to migrant crisis

“We cannot accept funding from the EU or the member states while at the same time treating the victims of their policies.”

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 Woman gives birth on board migrant boat in the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Woman gives birth on board migrant boat in the Mediterranean

The 25-year-old mother was making her way to Europe from Cameroon.

From TheJournal.ie After patients burn to death in hospital bombing, charity refuses to take US money Afghanistan

After patients burn to death in hospital bombing, charity refuses to take US money

President Barack Obama has apologised to the charity, admitting the attack was a mistake.

From TheJournal.ie The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people Doctors Without Borders This post contains videos

The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people

Medecins Sans Frontieres are calling the attack a ‘war crime’.

From TheJournal.ie Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw "patients burn to death in their beds" Afghanistan

Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw "patients burn to death in their beds"

12 Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) staff members were killed in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers Afghanistan

As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers

The charity says Washington was fully appraised of the hospital’s location in advance of the strike.

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 Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care? Deaths And Destruction

Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?

The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.

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 Five charity workers released after five months in captivity in Syria Released

Five charity workers released after five months in captivity in Syria

In Aleppo 40 doctors are left to treat 2.5 million people. Before the war, there were 2,000.

From TheJournal.ie Crowd attacks Ebola treatment centre Outbreak

Crowd attacks Ebola treatment centre

The violence took place in a town in Guinea where at least 14 people have died of the deadly disease.

From TheJournal.ie Funerals are spreading deadly Ebola virus, warn doctors Outbreak

Funerals are spreading deadly Ebola virus, warn doctors

The outbreak of the virus has already claimed 61 lives.

From TheJournal.ie UN experts to investigate whether chemical weapons were used in Syria Investigation

UN experts to investigate whether chemical weapons were used in Syria

The team from the UN will begin an investigation tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors: 3,600 Syrians had symptoms on day of alleged chemical weapon attack Chemical Weapons

Doctors: 3,600 Syrians had symptoms on day of alleged chemical weapon attack

The victims all flooded into three hospitals within hours of each other, and 355 of them died, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.

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 Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan South Sudan This post contains images

Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.

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: If they weren’t lucky or strong enough, they died along the way Read Me

Column: If they weren’t lucky or strong enough, they died along the way

Amid 35,000 people who are running out of water, Chiara Burzio describes the scenes in South Sudan.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocking' data confirms growing number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases World Tb Day

'Shocking' data confirms growing number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases

On World Tuberculosis Day, health professionals have expressed their alarm over new research that exposes the levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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 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.

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