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Update on Ebola activities in West Africa

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has...

Médecins Sans Frontières protocols for staff returning from Ebola-affected countries

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak,...

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Médecins Sans Frontières protocols for staff returning from Ebola-affected countries

24.10.14

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Médecins Sans Frontières has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the...

Hundreds wounded after market bombed in besieged Damascus suburb

Syria / 17.10.14

The bombing of a crowded market on 9 October in a besieged suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus, wounded massive numbers of people that health workers are struggling to treat due to an alarming shortage of medical supplies, said...

Italy and the EU must not abandon refugees at sea

Italy / 02.10.14

One year after the tragic shipwreck off the island of Lampedusa in Italy, wars such as in Syria, protracted crises and chaos in Libya continue to push an unprecedented number of refugees to Europe. As the patients Médecins Sans...

Australia must stop making excuses to join the fight against Ebola. We need to act now.

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 01.10.14

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières is urging Australia to send trained emergency medical personnel to fight Ebola in West Africa.

Australia must go beyond a financial pledge and join the US led international response to fight Ebola

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 17.09.14

September 17, 2014 – Médecins Sans Frontières Australia (Doctors Without Borders) has today called on the Australian Government to go beyond pledging financial aid to fight Ebola and immediately respond with a deployment of...

Global bio-disaster response urgently needed in Ebola fight

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 03.09.14

Médecins Sans Frontières denounces international inaction in Ebola-stricken African countries; States must deploy specialised medical assets now.

Abducted Médecins Sans Frontières nurse found unharmed

Democratic Republic of Congo / 01.09.14

One of four Médecins Sans Frontières staff members abducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) more than a year ago has been found unharmed. However, there is still no news about the other three staff members. Médecins...

Ethiopia: Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees receive cholera vaccine

Ethiopia, South Sudan / 27.08.14

A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from Médecins Sans Frontières. The mass immunisation campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, as...

Médecins Sans Frontières responds to dramatic influx of displaced people from Sinjar

Iraq, Syria / 14.08.14

Eleven days after militants from the Islamic State (IS) group stormed the district of Sinjar in Ninewa governorate, Iraq, a constant stream of thousands of exhausted people are crossing into Syria every day. They are heading to...

Flash Quote on unregistered treatments for Ebola

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 13.08.14

Médecins Sans Frontières has issued this flash quote in response to the World Health Organization's decision that it is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines to people affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa....

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