Doctors Without Borders

13 Magazines | 1,969 Articles | 37,821 Followers | @msfusa | Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in around 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

Last Call: The Life and Death of an Ambulance Driver in Yemen

THE AMBULANCE, a white, ramshackle Land Cruiser, rattled along the bumpy road in Saada City, in the far north of Yemen, on its way to answer an …

Yemen

Pharmaceutical corporations rake in billions on pneumonia vaccines while millions in poor countries go without

Doctors Without Borders says global immunization system fails millions, while companies make "blockbuster revenues"

The business practices of the pharmaceutical industry have recently come to light, as “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli fills the headlines. Hoping to make $1 billion, the 32-year-old …

Viruses

NATO's Response to Migration is Dangerously Myopic

Press release

February 10, 2016

Voice from the Field

February 10, 2016

Voice from the Field

February 10, 2016

Field news

February 09, 2016

Field news

February …

Central African Republic (CAR): MSF launches vaccination campaign of unprecedented scale

Central African Republic

Dispatch from the Field: Bria Receives IDPs | Doctors without borders

The LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) has been quite active in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Central African Republic, attacking villages and …

Syria: Escalation of Conflict in Azaz District Could Have Dire Consequences

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY/NEW YORK—Any escalation of the conflict in northern Syria’s Azaz District could have dire humanitarian consequences, as an …

Someone keeps stickering over these 'misleading' pro-pharma ads in Westminster

UK News

Syria: Thousands Newly Displaced Amid Violence

In Aleppo governorate, Syria, thousands of people have fled north toward Azaz town and the border with Turkey in recent days. Approximately 23,000 …

Hospitals

MSF Doctor: Syrians Are Buried Beneath Bombs

As politicians gathered in London last week to discuss aid for Syria, the appalling suffering continued unabated. Syrians are living under bombardment, as hundreds of explosive devices are dropped on their cities and towns each day - predominantly by their own government. This situation is …

Doctors Without Borders

MSF-Supported Hospital Hit by Airstrikes in Southern Syria

Airstrikes hit a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported hospital in Dara’a Governorate in southern Syria, killing three …

F**k you, Ebola | Doctors without borders

Months of talking, over a year of reflecting, and finally on Wednesday 6 January we entered officially into Magburaka Government Hospital working …

Ebola

Desire to survive | Doctors without borders

I am 30 years of age, I live in Epworth, a settlement which is 12 kilometers outside Harare, in Zimbabwe. I am a single mother and I have two …

The Migrant Crisis: No End in Sight

The perilous flight of refugees continues, with some 67,000 asylum seekers traveling to Europe last month. Meanwhile, the European Union and international donors are poised to increase their aid to one desperate group: Syrians displaced by war.

Asylum Seekers

Sadia: 'La Sterilisatrice' | Doctors without borders

At least once a week, I go to the morning meetings at the hospital at 7am. One of the first times I went, I met Sadia. She is the Sterilisatrice for …

Doctors Without Borders

There’s Still Time to Stop the TPP from Cutting Off the Critical Lifeline of Affordable Generic Medicines

New YorkAs representatives from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries gather in New Zealand Thursday to sign the Trans-Pacific …

Medicine

Central African Republic

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Central African Republic

Hospitals Are Under Fire in Yemen’s War

Civilians and doctors are no longer safe in the places they need the most

As Yemen’s bloody conflict continues, medical facilities and personnel are repeatedly coming under fire, which drastically reduces the country’s access to desperately needed emergency medical care. As the wreckage of hospitals …

Hospitals

Syria: Starvation Continues In Madaya

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, JANUARY 29, 2016 — Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya continue to die of starvation despite the provision of aid by …

Three familiar sounds | Doctors without borders

This post was written by Chris in late-2015

A little after 19:00 on 19 October 2015, a man named Nawaf, neatly dressed in a white ankle-length robe …

Doctors Without Borders

Yemen: "I Have Never Seen Such Destruction"

Many civilians still live in Saada, northern Yemen, despite almost daily airstrikes in the area. Here, Michael Seawright, a Doctors Without

Yemen

Dance and Laughter in Yida, South Sudan | Doctors without borders

This evening, some of my colleagues asked if I wanted to join them for a walk in another part of the camp where there was a wrestling show happening …

Africa

Big Pharma’s worst nightmare

On a hot August afternoon in 2000, four Americans arrived for a secret meeting at the central London penthouse flat of an Indian billionaire drug manufacturer named Yusuf Hamied. A sixth person would join them there, a French employee of the World Health Organisation, who was flying in from Geneva, …

Medicine

Charity Voices Anger After Coalition Supported By Britain Bombs Hospitals In Yemen

“Is this the new normal: a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital bombed every month?” asked one worker.

The British government has been strongly criticised by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, aka Doctors Without Borders) after a number of the charity’s health facilities came under attack from Saudi-led …

Hospitals

Stories from a war hospital in Jordan: 'Bombs are falling all over the Arab world'

In the room are two boys: one from Iraq, the other from Syria.

The Iraqi boy’s body was peppered with shrapnel when a car bomb detonated near the market where he was shopping with his brother. His brother died. The Syrian boy’s face bore the markings of burns – a fire that was sparked by a shell …

Hospitals

Yemen: Airstrikes in Saada Wound Dozens, Kill An Ambulance Driver, Among Others

January 22, 2016

At roughly 4 p.m. local time on January 21, an airstrike hit the ambulance service of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans …

Hospitals

Op-Ed: Bombing Hospitals and Schools Cannot Become the New Normal

This article was originally published in the Guardian.

Three hospitals and clinics where doctors and nurses working for Doctors Without …

War

Bombing hospitals and schools cannot become the new normal

Three hospitals and clinics where doctors and nurses working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were providing essential medical services to people caught up in the horrendous conflict in Yemen have come under attack in as many months. And this figure does not include attacks on MSF-supported …

Yemen

Yemen: Even in War, Hospitals Should Be "Places of Refuge And Healing"

On January 10, Shiara hospital in Yemen's Razeh district, which is supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was hit by a …

Hospitals

Yemen: Medical Supplies Reach Hospitals in Besieged Taiz

On Saturday, January 16, after five months of intense negotiations with officials, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was able to …

Medicine

Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders

The world currently faces its largest global displacement crisis since World War II, with approximately 60 million people currently displaced due to …

Humanitarianism