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Mass vaccination of 42,000 children against measles in the region of Bunyakiri in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Members of the Médecins Sans Frontières emergency team in the province of South Kivu, in the...

Scores of wounded treated after heavy fighting in Kunduz province in Afghanistan

Heavy clashes between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups in the north-eastern...

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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...

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...

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