Doctors Without Borders

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How the Trans-Pacific Partnership could drive up the cost of medicine worldwide

After nearly eight years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries have finally reached consensus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, …

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Doctors Without Borders: Airstrike was a war crime


Doctors Without Borders airstrike: US alters story for fourth time in four days

US special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the US commander has conceded.

Shortly before General John Campbell, the commander of the US and Nato war in Afghanistan, testified to a Senate panel, the …

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Statement by MSF on the Conclusion of TPP Negotiations in Atlanta

Press releaseStatement by MSF on the Conclusion of TPP Negotiations in AtlantaOctober 05, 2015Statement by Judit Rius Sanjuan, US Manager & Legal …


The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan

Two things are known for certain about the deadly American airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, run by Doctors Without Borders. One is that the attack killed 22 people, including 12 staff members. The other is that an initial Pentagon statement saying the strike may have caused …


US calls hospital attack a mistake; Doctors Without Borders says it may be a war crime

Why did the US launch an airstrike on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including three children?

The Pentagon has changed its story and now calls the attack a mistake. The Justice Department is investigating. And Doctors Without Borders says the incident …


MSF Response to Pentagon Claim That Afghan Forces Called For Kunduz Airstrike

Field newsMSF Response to Pentagon Claim That Afghan Forces Called For Kunduz AirstrikeOctober 05, 2015"Today the US government has admitted that it …

Afghanistan: MSF Staff Killed, Hospital Partially Destroyed in Kunduz

Field newsAfghanistan: MSF Staff Killed, Hospital Partially Destroyed in KunduzOctober 02, 2015UPDATE (October 3; 6:45AM EST): AFGHANISTAN: MSF


Doctors Without Borders Director: U.S.-Allied Forces To Blame For Attack

The international medical aid group Doctors Without Borders is blaming U.S-allied forces for a deadly attack on one of its hospitals in Afghanistan. NPR's Michel Martin talks with the executive director of Doctors Without Borders, Jason Cone, about the latest developments in the …

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Aid group calls for investigation after hospital hit by apparent U.S. airstrike

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The seizure of Kunduz, Afghanistan’s sixth largest city, was the …


Afghanistan: MSF Demands Explanations After Deadly Airstrikes Hit Hospital in Kunduz

Press releaseAfghanistan: MSF Demands Explanations After Deadly Airstrikes Hit Hospital in KunduzOctober 03, 2015Kabul/Brussels. 3 October 2015: The …


Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen

A tragic incident this week in Yemen is intensifying scrutiny of a Saudi-led military campaign there, as well as the U.S. role in backing that Saudi offensive.

The Saudis are fighting rebels called Houthis who ousted the government. And while all sides are accused of abuses, increasing blame is …

Middle East

Safe Passage: An Open Letter to U.S. President Barack Obama & Congressional Leaders

Speech/open letterSafe Passage: An Open Letter to U.S. President Barack Obama & Congressional LeadersOctober 01, 2015

African Studies

When are the next bombs going to fall | Doctors without borders

Within Syria, there are projects completely staffed by Syrians as in a number of areas the chance of international staff going in is very remote. I …

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Central African Republic: Renewed violence in Bangui makes it difficult to access hospital

A new eruption of violence has engulfed the Central African capital since 26 September. Despite the tension and insecurity Médecins Sans Frontières


A day on a refugee rescue ship: 'this job must be done, there must be no sinking'

On board a merchant ship around 30 miles north of Libya, Gordie Hatt hurries up the stairs to the bridge, his long white hair tied back in a ponytail. “Where is everyone?” says the 63-year-old Canadian, bursting from the staircase. “It’s just Amani and me down on deck, and we have a thousand people …


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Migrant crisis: Stories from people fleeing Africa - BBC Newsbeat

Europe is facing an "implosion" if the EU doesn't do more to help the migrant crisis, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has told Newsbeat.

The charity says more people will arrive unless governments do more.

Europe is experiencing an influx of migrants and refugees, with thousands fleeing war and terror …


Hospitals Devastated in Syria, War-Wounded Seek Treatment in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan — Mohammad Smarat sat gazing at the few plants sprouting outside the entrance of the white stone hospital here, recalling how he had collapsed in a sea of green fields after getting shot.

He had been helping farmers pick tomatoes near his home in Dara’a, Syria, when a stray bullet …


Refugee crisis: Following the tragic journey of Aylan Kurdi's family from Syria to Kos

pThe Greek island of Kos had received thousands of refugees and migrants this year, before the images of the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan …

UK News

MSF Medical Team Concludes Work With Migrant Offshore Aid Station in Mediterranean

AMSTERDAM—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was informed yesterday by MOAS …


Alert Special Report: The Cost of Medicine

My first mission was in Ivory Coast. My boss was a 28-year-old French nurse who was serving as project coordinator, hospital manager, and medical …


Human Toll of the Conflict in Yemen


South Sudan: Fighting Malaria Person-by-Person in Bentiu

It is 7:30 in the morning and Paulino watches as four white Land Cruisers pull into the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan. …


South Sudan: MSF and UNICEF Treat 16,000 in Mass Malaria Treatment Campaign

Field newsSouth Sudan: MSF and UNICEF Treat 16,000 in Mass Malaria Treatment CampaignSeptember 21, 2015In the last seven weeks, Doctors Without …

Health Care

Lasker Award Ceremony Remarks, September 18, 2015

The following remarks were delivered by Joanne Liu, MSF's international president, at the ceremony in New York City on September 18, 2015, during


MSF Receives Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award

Video of 2015 Lasker Awards: Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

September 08, 2015

On September 8, 2015, the Lasker Foundation


An Island of Refugees

Samar paid five hundred dollars to cross from Turkey to the north shore of Lesvos, in Greece, on a flimsy seven-metre dinghy with her two children and sixty-two other people. When she arrived, a Belgian woman took pity on her, and drove Samar and her children to Mytilene, the capital of the island. …


What It’s Like To Fight Ebola When the World Stops Listening

My first deployment into the Ebola outbreak was in September, when I was sent to Liberia. After three months there I was eventually stationed in Guinea, another Ebola-affected region where I am currently serving as an emergency response coordinator.

Over the last year, the Ebola outbreak has …