Editorials

Migration of misery is everyone's problem

06.05.15

While our Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims Australia's boat policy saves lives, in reality it just pushes suffering offshore. For Europe to follow Australia's boat return policy as a solution to the unprecedented human suffering...

Many disease deaths are preventable tragedies

21.04.15

As a doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) I cannot begin to count how many children I have witnessed first-hand die of vaccine preventable diseases. In the developing world, where I work, it is such a...

Refugees are not terrorists

Libya, Syria, Italy / 23.02.15

Fear mongering about refugees being ‘terrorists’ is a populist tactic to draw Europe into a conflict that it has in fact never left, writes Jonathan Whittall, Head of Humanitarian Analysis at Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

Syria: From Bad to Worse

Syria / 09.01.15

In 2013 the outlook in Syria was bleak. But the reality is that everything can get worse. In 2014, as the conflict entered its fourth year, the situation has deteriorated even further.

‘Double victims’ – in conflict zones, people with HIV are twice as vulnerable

01.12.14

The past decade has seen major improvements in people’s ability to access lifesaving HIV treatments – but if you live in Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan or parts of Yemen, you could be forgiven for thinking nothing...

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