Editorials

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...

Lift the blockade on Gaza

Palestinian Territories / 22.08.14

While Gaza has been devastated by Operation Protective Edge in recent weeks, the ongoing blockade since 2006 has caused its own damage, writes Médecins Sans Frontières France president Dr Mego Terzian.

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