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Busiest day yet for search and rescue in the Mediterranean

4 September, 2015: The Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) boats Dignity I and...

Measles epidemic in DRC: "Every day we discover new deaths from measles in communities”

A measles epidemic is gaining momentum in the Katanga region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....

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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...

Médecins Sans Frontières urges immediate action on Ebola vaccines and treatments for frontline workers

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 24.10.14

Following a high level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to...

Ebola: Médecins Sans Frontières staff member in US hospital

United States / 24.10.14

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever in New...

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...

The Italian government cannot betray its commitment to continue saving refugees at sea

Italy / 17.10.14

Rome, 17 October 2014 - Despite Italian Prime Minister Renzi’s declaration ten days ago to “continue the operation Mare Nostrum until the EU develops an action equivalent or superior to it”, the Italian Ministry of Interior...

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...

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