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MSF is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives.

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Since April 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has managed a chronic disease treatment program in Lebanon to meet the desperate needs of Syrian patients who no longer have access to treatment.

“Nearly 90 percent of our patients arrive with prior diagnoses of chronic disease—typically hypertension and diabetes,” says Dr. Wael Harb, MSF supervisory doctor in the Bekaa Valley. “The condition worsens quickly if they haven’t received treatment for weeks.”

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Nearly 7,000 people fled into the bush after fighting erupted in Boguila on the night of April 11, 2014.

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MSF resumed activities yesterday in an Ebola treatment center in Macenta, southeastern Guinea, after suspending work on April 4 following protests by a section of the local population.

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A number of patients have been discharged from Ebola treatment centers in Guinea after successfully beating the Ebola virus. However, MSF still faces challenges in tackling the epidemic.

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MSF humanitarian affairs officer Albert Caramés discusses his experience in the troubled Central African Republic.

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Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has published an in-depth examination of its response to the crisis, part of a new series of case studies providing insight into MSF’s public advocacy over the last 40 years.

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MSF continues to reinforce its emergency intervention in response to an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, where authorities have reported 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths.

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Massacres, killings, torture, mass displacements, misery, urgent medical needs—these have been regular features of life in Central African Republic (CAR) in the year since a coup d’etat triggered recurring waves of violence in the country that continue to this day.

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For the past several weeks, MSF teams in Ethiopia have been providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their country.

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