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Emergency in the Mediterranean


Why is MSF scaling up its activities?

By committing to a more robust search and rescue capability, European powers have finally woken up to their …

Search and Rescue

My week on board a refugee rescue boat

As thousands risk all to cross the Mediterranean, Barnaby Phillips traces the cruel choices often faced by rescue teams.

I'm on a little old boat somewhere off the Libyan shore, and it's one o'clock in the morning.

The wind has picked up, and the waves are getting bigger and bigger. The captain tells …

Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Yarmouk refugee camp: Ravaged by typhoid, warfare and limited aid

Story highlights

Yarmouk is an extraordinary situation, where violence and warfare are ever-present threats, writes Jehan Bseiso
• The shortages in drugs and gaps in the provision of medical care are continuous, she says

Jehan Bseiso is an adviser on humanitarian issues with Médecins Sans Frontières …

International Relations

Syria: MSF Treats Patients with Symptoms of Exposure to Chemical Agents

Press releaseSyria: MSF Treats Patients with Symptoms of Exposure to Chemical AgentsAugust 25, 2015Four patients exhibiting symptoms of exposure to …

Middle East

World Humanitarian Day Honors Ebola, Syria And Nepal Health Workers

Jonas Gratzer via Getty Images

It’s never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker.

Yet, when it comes to tending to the immediate needs of victims of natural disasters, disease outbreaks and conflict, medical volunteers remain ready to serve on the frontlines, which is why advocates are …


Yemen: More Than 65 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Taiz Today

Yemen: More Than 65 Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Taiz TodayAugust 21, 2015The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors

Middle East

Look At This

The Unthinkable

An ancient city plunges into darkness as a war on civilians rages

Photography By Alex Potter

Aug. 21, 2015


This is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Matjaz Krivic/Getty Images

For thousands of years, it was a center of wealth, technology, culture and trade.

Matjaz Krivic/Getty …

Military History

Fedussa's story: Surviving the Mediterranean migrant crossing - BBC Newsbeat

"You get scared when you first board. You have already accepted you are dead," explains Fedussa.

"Most people aboard the boat think they won't survive - very few believe they will make it."

Fedussa is 20 years old and from Somalia - where there is lawlessness and hunger. She almost drowned trying to …


Mediterranean: "They Would Rather Drown Seeking Safety Than Stay in Their Homelands"

Field newsMediterranean: "They Would Rather Drown Seeking Safety Than Stay in Their Homelands"August 20, 2015Over the past 100 days, Doctors Without …

Search and Rescue

Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'

The word migrant has become a largely inaccurate umbrella term for this complex story.

Imagine waking your children in the morning. Imagine feeding and dressing them. Imagine pulling a little girl’s hair into a ponytail, arguing with a little boy about which pair of shoes he wants to wear.
Now …


In Ebola-ravaged village, nurse sees power of the human spirit

Nurse Kim Federici of Doctors Without Borders with members of her local staff in Foya, Liberia, in September 2014. Photo courtesy of Kim FedericiWhen …


Yemen: "Each Time a Bomb Hit . . . I Could Feel the Ground Shake"

With the conflict between armed groups escalating in Yemen, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Christine

Middle East

I need an ambulance | Doctors without borders

In my second audio diary, I talk about the difficulty people have reaching the MSF hospital.


I am in the MSF car now heading out of town to …

Doctors Without Borders

Yemen: A "War Against Civilians"

Teresa Sancristóval, the head of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency unit, recently returned from Yemen and gave the

International Relations

Ebola: A New Vaccine Brings Hope

Migrants being raped, shot and tortured on desperate journeys to Europe

Migrants are being raped, shot and tortured during their desperate journeys to Europe even before they risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean, a …

News (Europe)

The Eritrean returning to the Med to save his fellow refugees

Darwit was one of the lucky ones. Ten years ago he left Eritrea on a UN scholarship to study in South Africa, and now he lives and works in London after being granted political asylum.

But amid increasing reports of the dangers facing Eritrean refugees fleeing a totalitarian government, the …


European migrant crisis: Italy navy rescues 50 from dinghy

Italy's navy says it has rescued 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, but about 50 others are missing.

A warship was able to …

Finance (UK)

August 5th and 6th, 2015 | Doctors without borders

In the early afternoon of Wednesday August 5th an overloaded boat capsized in the southern Mediterranean. The MSF ship Dignity 1 arrived just twenty …

Doctors Without Borders

MSF Rescuers Save Survivors of a Sunken Boat Near Libya

In The Mediterranean, Dramatic Rescues Are 'Extremely Emotional'

With Europe-bound migrants dying in the sea crossing, NPR's Rachel Martin hears about rescue operations from Lindis Hurum, emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders on the ship Bourbon Argos.


Syria: Airstrikes on hospitals kill 11

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) denounces the recent air strikes on three MSF-supported hospitals in Idlib province, and on


6 Things Pharma Says vs. The Truth

Debunking the claims Pfizer and GSK have made when asked to lower the pneumonia vaccine price

Pharma Talk #1:

What they mean is that the lowest price …


Why Am I Here? | Doctors without borders

So far in this MSF mission in seven days we've assisted 692 people to continue their time on this earth, for better or worse. Too many are dying,

Doctors Without Borders

Attention, World: The Ebola Fight Isn’t Over

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières international president Dr. Joanne Liu reminds the world that the fight against Ebola is not over

The race to contain the largest Ebola epidemic in history has been a marathon, not a sprint. One year ago I arrived in West Africa and found the virus …


Mediterranean: "I Was Inside the Ship When it Started Sinking"

Mohammed, Diana, and Azeel

Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed clutches his one-year-old daughter Azeel in his arms while his wife Diana, her eyes bright …


Greek Police Round Up Migrants on Kos, Locking Them in Stadium Overnight

ATHENS — About a thousand refugees have been locked in a stadium on the Greek island of Kos overnight without food and with very little water, as Greek authorities struggle to contain the rising tide of migrants from war-torn countries, a spokeswoman for Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.

The …


Greece: Authorities Abuse Refugees on Kos

Field newsGreece: Authorities Abuse Refugees on KosAugust 11, 2015Police are evicting migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from public areas on the …


Sinking boat in Mediterranean poses desperate choices for dad

ROME -- Desperate choices faced a Palestinian family who were tossed off a capsizing boat into the Mediterranean Sea, with just one life jacket.

The …

Doctors Without Borders

Eating toothpaste, avoiding gangs: Why migrants head to Mediterranean

(CNN) — They come from more than 20 countries, drawn to Libya as the funnel to Europe.

Eritreans want to escape repression or military service; Somalis flee Al-Shabaab and clan warfare; Syrians have given up hope of returning home. In villages in Senegal and elsewhere across West Africa, young men …

News (Europe)