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# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year

A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month

More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents

US-backed forces are advancing on Raqqa – a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 17 April, 2017

Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence

“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters

The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea

Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 13 November, 2015

This beautiful shot is our image of the day

Nubia is MSF’s last-known Ebola patient in Conakry, Guinea.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital "conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”

At least 30 people were killed, including 13 staff members, 10 patients and seven unrecognisable bodies yet to be identified.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen

Over a million Yemenis have been displaced as a result of ongoing conflict.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award announced

Those shortlisted include Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, Médecins Sans Frontiéres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Baby girl survives Ebola ‘against all the odds’

Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 14 November, 2014

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 23 October, 2014

'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 21 July, 2014

'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital

Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 9 May, 2014

Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine

Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 25 July, 2013

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Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

A video from Médecins Sans Frontières, which has five fully-functioning makeshift hospitals in Syria, gives an insight into the work it does in the country.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten

Barrie Rooney, a biomedical analyst from Co Leitrim, explains what motivates her to travel to remote areas of Africa to treat patients suffering from sleeping sickness – and how her Irish culture helps her connect with the people she helps.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’

Paul McMaster, a surgeon experienced in working in war zones, says Syria was a “more oppressive type of danger”.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"

What is it like to be on the frontline of fighting the Ugandan Ebola outbreak? A Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator explains.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Monday 9 July, 2012

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan

As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Column: How does St Patrick’s Day translate in the heart of Africa?

Oliver McGrath will be spending our national day with his MSF colleagues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. How different will it be?

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 12 February, 2012

"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria

Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 27 January, 2012

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 30 December, 2011

MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings

The staff members were killed in Mogadishu yesterday. MSF has said today that some staff members are to be relocated from the compound there for security reasons.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"

The incident involved a disgruntled former employee and took place in the Somali capital of Mogadishu today.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

Kilkenny man Richard Delaney will be dressing up as Santa this year – in an under-construction hospital in Port-au-Prince. He writes about his experiences.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Friday 14 October, 2011

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers

The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.

Substandard food aid "fails malnourished children"

World Food Day takes place on 16 October and Médecin Sans Frontières is appealing to countries to ensure they provide nutritious food aid to malnourished children.

# medecins-sans-frontieres - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Doctor who 'helped CIA find bin Laden' accused of treason

The CIA’s fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town where bin Laden was found and killed in May has caused many problems in its aftermath.

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