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August 31, 2015

In order to increase Tunisian fishermen’s capacity to carry out rescues at sea, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has carried out a six-day training course with 116 local fishermen in the town of Zarzis. MSF is also training the Tunisian and Libyan Red Crescents, the Tunisian Civil Protection Service, and the Tunisian National Guard in the management of dead bodies and how to receive people who are rescued and brought to shore.

August 20, 2015

Over the past 100 days, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has contributed significant resources to saving lives on the Mediterranean Sea, rescuing 11,482 people at risk of drowning through its search and rescue operations onboard the ships Bourbon Argos, Dignity I and MY Phoenix (the latter operated in partnership with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station [MOAS]).

August 13, 2015

Large spikes in malaria across South Sudan are raising the possibility of a second consecutive season marked by exceptionally high numbers of cases and preventable deaths unless urgent action is taken to reinforce access to treatment in the most high-risk areas.

August 12, 2015

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 red from salty sea water, tries to collect herself inside the hospital area on board the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue ship Dignity 1.

August 03, 2015

Amidst ongoing fighting in South Sudan’s Unity State, ever more people are seeking shelter and protection at the United Nations Protection of Civilians camp in Bentiu, where an estimated 110,000 displaced people are now living—twice as many as there were just a few months ago.  

July 13, 2015

In collaboration with local health authorities, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a cholera treatment center (CTC) in Juba, South Sudan, in response to an outbreak of the disease declared by the Ministry of Health (MoH) on June 23.

July 02, 2015

Following a shooting incident directed at the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, Upper Nile State, on July 1, 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received nine wounded patients, women and the elderly among them, at its hospital in the PoC. The humanitarian situation in the state has been steadily deteriorating over the last few weeks, leaving the civilian population constantly exposed to episodes of violence. The numbers of wounded and displaced, along with rates of malnutrition and the risk of outbreaks, all continue to rise.

July 01, 2015

Tensions are rising in eastern Libya and medical needs are increasing in turn. Fighting in the region has now expanded beyond the city of Benghazi, which has been the scene of armed confrontations for more than a year, to Derna, the stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the area, where clashes started three weeks ago. This violence has strained the health care system and triggered population displacement, including more than 2,000 families who are now seeking sanctuary in Benghazi.

June 29, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed activities in Melut, in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, 16 days after renewed fighting forced the organization to suspend medical activities and evacuate staff. However, the ongoing conflict and recurrent periods of shelling in Malakal and Melut are still making it difficult for MSF teams to access the population to provide medical assistance and for populations to access health care facilities.

June 16, 2015

On Monday, June 15, at least one person died during a search and rescue operation by the Bourbon Argos, a ship chartered by the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to carry out search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea. People who were rescued reported that another two people had drowned but their deaths could not be confirmed.

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