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January 2016

Elections

Dear MSF SARA members,

 

MSF SARA General Assembly will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, in New Delhi, India. The invites have been sent out to you all.

Online voting for SARA board position has been closed, but you can still physically vote on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the GA venue.

CALL FOR CANDIDATES:

Submitted by admin on January 27, 2016

Yemen: “I’d never before seen the level of casualties I saw in Saada.”

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Many civilians continue to live in Saada, northern Yemen, despite almost daily airstrikes in the area. Michael Seawright from Auckland, New Zealand, was recently Project Coordinator for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in the war-torn region. He talks about his experience in this letter.   

Submitted by admin on January 27, 2016

Yemen: “I’d never before seen the level of casualties I saw in Saada.”

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Many civilians continue to live in Saada, northern Yemen, despite almost daily airstrikes in the area. Michael Seawright from Auckland, New Zealand, was recently Project Coordinator for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in the war-torn region. He talks about his experience in this letter.   

MSF Alert: Five epidemics to watch

Geneva, 25 January 2016 – Five diseases with the potential to become epidemics in 2016 are being highlighted by international aid organisation Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), as the World Health Organization’s executive board meets in Geneva. Without proper investment in preventing and responding to outbreaks of cholera, malaria, measles, meningitis and a group of often-overlooked diseases spread by viruses and parasites, they are likely to pose an ever greater threat to people’s health in the year ahead. 
 

Submitted by admin on January 25, 2016

Miracle Girl

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of a pumpkinAnitha Muthusami, a surgeon, went to Lankien in South Sudan in 2015 for her first assignment with MSF. Here, she tells the amazing story of an 11-year-old gunshot victim and her resilience.

Nyawal Lou. Her name means "to be alive". What a wonderful child!

At a wedding someone fired a gun, and the bullet went through the 11-year-old girl’s head, came out and killed someone else. I am still debating whether to consider her lucky or not.

Yemen: Health facilities under attack; MSF wants answers

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BARCELONA, 25 January 2016 - The war in Yemen is being fought with total disregard for the rules of war, according to the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has seen three of its health facilities in Yemen come under attack in the last three months.

Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF forced to close major humanitarian project in Mweso, North Kivu, following abduction of staff

Goma/Amsterdam, 20 January 2016 – The international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announces today the closure of its project in Mweso, Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, after armed actors attacked one of our convoys and abducted two of our staff members from 15-16 December 2016.