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#Doctors Without Borders

# doctors-without-borders - Monday 3 December, 2018

Mental health of migrants detained under Australian 'offshore processing policy' equivalent to 'victims of torture'

Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health of migrants on Nauru is the worst it has seen.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Premature twins recovering after being rescued from rubber dingy: 'They were so small and so cold'

“I was expecting normal newborns but they were much smaller…I was very surprised when I saw them.”

# doctors-without-borders - Sunday 14 August, 2016

At least 10 children have been killed in an airstrike on school in Yemen

Aid group Doctors Without Borders condemned the attack, saying that all of the children killed were between eight and 15 years old.

# doctors-without-borders - Monday 5 October, 2015

The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people Doctors Without Borders This post contains videos

The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people

Medecins Sans Frontieres are calling the attack a ‘war crime’.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - Friday 24 October, 2014

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Craig Spencer had recently returned from Africa.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic

Médicins sans Frontiéres says that a religious division in the country has left tens of thousands fleeing violence.

# doctors-without-borders - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Doctors: 3,600 Syrians had symptoms on day of alleged chemical weapon attack

The victims all flooded into three hospitals within hours of each other, and 355 of them died, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

People of Central African Republic "abandoned" and in need

Médecins Sans Frontières has said that the majority of the country is without aid, three months after a coup.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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”.

# doctors-without-borders - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan South Sudan This post contains images

Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.

# doctors-without-borders - 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?

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - 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.

# doctors-without-borders - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

'Hundreds dead' following South Sudan tribal clashes

As many as 600 people, including medical humanitarian workers, are presumed dead after tribal clashes. Raiders targeted an MSF compound and clinic, looting medical equipment, drugs and other valuable items.

# doctors-without-borders - Friday 25 March, 2011

Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care

Medecin Sans Frontieres staff providing treatment despite difficulties including lack of supplies, resources and threats of violence, while Concern steps up its work in Liberia after refugees pour in from the Ivory Coast.

# doctors-without-borders - Monday 14 March, 2011

"There is no food" - patients left without rations in quake-stricken Japanese hospitals

Some hospitals have been left without food, power or running water.