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February 09, 2015

From July to December 2014, Dr. Yasmine Ley headed up the 15-bed neonatal unit at MSF's obstetrics and gynecology hospital in Pakistan's Peshawar district. Here, she looks back at her six-month mission.

February 06, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply saddened by the reported death of the American humanitarian aid worker, Kayla Mueller. Our thoughts are with her family during this very difficult time.  

Despite media reports, MSF wishes to clarify that at no time was Ms. Mueller employed by MSF, either in Syria or anywhere else. 

February 06, 2015

This article originally appeared in Libération

By Gabriel Pornet. Translated from the French.

Boko Haram’s territorial gains in Nigeria continue apace. On Sunday, January 25, the Islamist organization took Monguno, some twenty kilometers from lake Chad, and launched an offensive against Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, 130 kilometers to the south. After several hours of fighting, Nigerian soldiers managed to stave off the attack. 

February 04, 2015

Thousands of people fleeing violence in the contested border area between Sudan and South Sudan are in desperate need of food, water, and medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched an emergency intervention to assist them as they arrive, mostly empty-handed, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, where the humanitarian situation is already dire.

February 03, 2015

As fighting in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, MSF urges all parties to the conflict to halt shelling of hospitals and ensure civilians can reach safe places.

January 30, 2015

Over the past four years, the security situation in northeast Nigeria has steadily worsened, as the militant group Boko Haram has gained in both strength and audacity. In 2014, bombings in Maiduguri killed and wounded scores of people. Boko Haram attacked the town twice last year as well, and, on the night of January 24, 2015, they attacked again. The next day they took control of Mongono, a town 100 kilometers [about 62 miles] further north. All but one of Maiduguri’s main access roads are now closed.

January 29, 2015

MSF has opened a new maternity unit for pregnant women with Ebola—or those suspected of having Ebola—within an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

January 27, 2015

A brutal stretch of winter has just passed, but Syrian refugees living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are still struggling amidst the deplorable living conditions they’ve endured for years now. The season is almost irrelevant at this point. If it’s winter, they must contend with frigid nights and heavy snowfalls that often collapse their flimsy tents. In summer, they’re exposed to extreme, arid heat. Rains at any time bring floods and mud as well. And, regardless of the month, they have little access to the sort of health care so many of them urgently need.

January 26, 2015

Reaching zero cases will be difficult unless weaknesses in the response are addressed.

January 23, 2015

MSF distributes 1.8 million antimalarial treatments in midst of the Ebola outbreak.

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