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“It is normal to feel some kind of fear when you enter the isolation area for the first time”

Michel Van Herp is a Médecins Sans Frontières epidemiologist currently working on the Ebola...

Médecins Sans Frontières resumes activities in Ebola centre in southeast Guinea

On Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta,...

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Emergency in DRC: “The populations have been abandoned"

Democratic Republic of Congo / 25.10.13

With clashes intensifying in South Irumu, Orientale Province since October 21, Médecins Sans Frontières calls on the parties to the conflict to respect the civilian populations and the integrity of medical facilities. The medical...

Fighting in Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels

Central African Republic / 16.10.13

Tens of thousands of people have fled in a new wave of attacks and ruthless killings by armed groups and Government forces in north-western Central African Republic (CAR), the international medical aid organisation Médecins Sans...

Political will shown to work for chemical weapons access in Syria – same now needed urgently for humanitarian aid

Syria / 15.10.13

The massive political mobilisation seen around the issue of chemical weapons in Syria, reemphasised by the award last Friday of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), must...

European Union states must recognise human cost of repressive migration policies

Italy / 10.10.13

As a delegation of European and Italian leaders visits the Sicilian island of Lampedusa to honour all those who tragically lost their lives trying to reach the European coast, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans...

An invisible crisis: alarming psychological needs among Syrian refugees in Iraq

Iraq, Syria / 10.10.13

As the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to worsen, mental health needs among refugees fleeing to Iraq are steadily increasing, said Médecins Sans Frontières ahead of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October. In...

Médecins Sans Frontières limits medical activities in Mweso, DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo / 10.10.13

Médecins Sans Frontières has limited its medical activities in and around Mweso hospital in Congo’s North Kivu province after a succession of incidents where staff were intimidated, patients threatened, medical vehicles stopped...

NGOs urge Abbott Government to protect access to affordable medicines in trade deal

04.10.13

Seven Australian health and fair trade NGOs joined forces this week to urge the Abbott Government to reject proposals to increase monopoly privileges for drug companies in the negotiations for a large regional trade deal, the...

Médecins Sans Frontières launches website revealing insights into decisions to speak out on crises

03.10.13

The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières is today launching an educational website that provides unprecedented insight into its decisions during key humanitarian crises of the past 40 years.

DRC: Médecins Sans Frontières denounces violence against civilians in the Masisi territory

Democratic Republic of Congo / 02.10.13

Médecins Sans Frontières is calling on armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to uphold international humanitarian law, after clashes between armed groups left dozens of civilians dead, wounded or missing.

Dr Joanne Liu announced as new International President of Médecins Sans Frontières

01.10.13

Today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes Dr Joanne Liu as the new International President of the medical humanitarian organisation. Dr Liu was elected President during MSF’s International General Assembly in June 2013.

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