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A surge in airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Hassakeh and Deir ez-Zor governorates, in northeast Syria, is bringing in an increasing number of patients to the MSF-supported hospital in Hassakeh. In the 10 days between June 4 and 14, the hospital received 17 survivors of airstrikes,…
Northeast Syria: MSF Hassakeh hospital seeing an increase in casualties of airstrikes
Amsterdam/Valencia, 17 June 2018 – Following this week’s political stand-off over the fate of people rescued in the Mediterranean, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces Italy’s closure of its ports to prevent 630 rescued…
Central Mediterranean: European governments must put people’s lives before politics
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend in the Mediterranean and now on board the Aquarius, a dedicated search and rescue vessel run by SOS MEDITERRANEE in partnership…
Kinshasa - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the organisation has been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over…
DRC: MSF Ebola vaccination targets remote communities
 Summary  Since the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, 60 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 37 confirmed Ebola cases and 27 deaths (of whom 13 were confirmed as Ebola)*, have been notified by the national health authorities…
View of the hospital of Bikoro, where MSF has set up an Ebola treatment center (ETC)
During the evening of May 23, between 5 to 6 pm, more than one hundred refugees and migrants who had been kidnapped and held captive by human traffickers west of Bani Walid, Libya, managed to escape. They were shot at while attempting to flee, resulting in several casualties and 25 injured who were…
In the makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, many Rohingya women give birth in their tents, limiting their medical options in case something goes wrong. MSF’s new maternity ward in Kutupalong, which will be able to withstand extreme weather, offers private rooms for new mothers and…
Bangladesh: “This feels more like an emergency room than a normal delivery room"
Since 14 May 2018, a new cycle of inter-community violence has taken hold in Bambari, a city in the Central African Republic that, in 2017, remained relatively stable while the rest of the country spiralled into increasingly fractured conflict. MSF’s surgery team, which supports the local hospital…
CAR: Fire and bloodshed in Bambari, a town symbolizing peace
Update: May 22, 2017 According to the Congolese Ministry of Health:  51 cases of hemorrhagic fever 28 cases confirmed as Ebola 26 people have died   An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of Congo…
"What happened today is unacceptable and inhuman. The death toll provided this evening by Gaza health authorities in Palestine — 55 dead and 2271 wounded, including 1359 wounded with live ammunition—is staggering. It is unbearable to witness such a massive number of unarmed people being shot in…
Palestine: Deadly clashes in Gaza are 'unacceptable and inhuman'

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