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September 28, 1998

The $1 Million Award Represents World's Largest Humanitarian Prize

New York, September 29, 1998 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was named the recipient of the 1998 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest humanitarian award, at an international humanitarian conference today at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. The one-day conference, "Humanitarian Aid Challenges in the New Millennium," was sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

September 14, 1998

Wounded Have No Access to Medical Care

August 18, 1998

Nairobi, August 19, 1998 — Displaced children in the famine-stricken area of Panthou in Bahr el Ghazal, southern Sudan, are at extreme risk of death, a new Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (known internationally as MSF) nutritional and mortality survey reports. According to the assessment, displaced children in Panthou are almost 17 times more likely to die of starvation or starvation-related illnesses than resident children from the area, despite the fact that the levels of malnutrition within the two groups are similar.

August 05, 1998

Brussels/New York, August 6, 1998 — On Tuesday, August 4, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile team went to meet populations who fled to the hills surrounding Nekovce, central Kosovo. Several thousand people are hiding in extremely difficult conditions. During the day temperatures rise up to 100°F, and without shelter and very little food or drinking water, MSF fears that this situation could become fatal to the most vulnerable group-the children.

June 22, 1998

Major Killer of Children is a Preventable Disease

Malaria Facts:

June 15, 1998

New York, June 16, 1998 — Sheila Sinclair has been named Director of Development of the United States section of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, the world's largest independent emergency medical relief organization. She replaces Sally Frank, who joined the organization in 1995.

June 15, 1998

MSF Calls on the Rome Conference to Take Action

June 07, 1998

Nairobi/New York, June 8, 1998 — The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières reported a six-fold rise over the last 12 weeks in the number of children in 6 supplementary feeding centers in the province of Bahr el Ghazal, southern Sudan. MSF volunteers working there warned that the nutritional situation in Bahr el Ghazal is seriously deteriorating.