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AMSTERDAM—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed with caution an official announcement that MSF will be allowed to resume operations in Rakhine State, after it was forced to halt medical activities there in February.

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GAZA/PARIS  -- Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and wounded in Gaza are civilians, and medical workers are also coming under fire, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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Preventable diseases and severe malnutrition are causing alarming numbers of deaths among tens of thousands of people taking refuge at a United Nations base in South Sudan.

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Antoine Foucher, MSF’s head of mission in Ethiopia, describes the multi-layered emergency facing South Sudanese refugees in the country.

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MSF is providing aid to victims of conflict in western Iraq.

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Tens of thousands of refugees who have fled violence and deprivation in South Sudan and sought refuge in camps in Ethiopia’s Gambella region lack water, food, and sanitation and are suffering from emergency medical conditions.

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NEW YORK—In a shocking display of indifference, senior officials with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have refused to improve living conditions for 21,000 displaced people living in a flood-prone part of a UN peacekeeping base in the capital Juba, where they are exposed to waterborne diseases and potential epidemics, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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GENEVA/NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 2014—The extreme levels of violence against civilians and targeted killing of minority groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) illustrate the utter failure of international efforts to protect the population, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is a damning indictment of the international response to the crisis and amounts to the effective abandonment of the Central African population.

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Following footage showing migrants and asylum seekers ordered to strip naked and then be hosed down at a first aid and reception center on the island of Lampedusa, MSF calls for the immediate closure of the facility until conditions can be improved.

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