Medecins Sans Frontieres

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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– By Pippa Page “Oh, dis Ebola business!” was a familiar exclamation in Sierra Leone’s Krio language during my time in Sierra Leone’s second city, Bo, this summer. Sierra Leone was the last of the three West Africa nations to confirm a case of Ebola, but it has arguably been hit the hardest in terms ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 19th, 2013
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By Yalda Hakim, Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality.   The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea.   But on reaching Yemen, she was kidnapped and driven at gunpoint to a mud brick house.   She said: “They tortur...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2013
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By Unni Karunakara This year marks 30 years since Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing medical care in the area that now makes up South Sudan. Our first project was in Yei in Central Equatoria in 1983, where we delivered healthcare to the local population and refugees fleeing the civil war ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 3rd, 2012
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By Jason Beaubien Across a swath of northern Nigeria, a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding, as lead from illegal gold mines sickens thousands of children. More than 400 kids have died, and many more have been mentally stunted for life. Doctors Without Borders, which has set up clinics to treat the...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 12th, 2012
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press release Friday May 11, 2012 – Abuja, Nigeria — An International Conference to find solutions to the Zamfara lead poisoning crisis (1), of which Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was the lead organiser concluded on Thursday. The conference delegates endorsed a clear action plan calling for N...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Feb 16th, 2012
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 16, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launches today a public communication called “Dadaab: Back to square one.” The international medical organisation takes stock of the current humanitarian situation and operational challenges...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 30th, 2012
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Tripoli – Libya’s deputy justice minister says his government has begun taking control of makeshift prisons in the country after human rights organisations complained of rampant torture of inmates. Minister Khalifa Ashour said on Sunday that judicial police are now in charge of some priso...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2012
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A bomb exploded in Somalia’s capital Thursday, killing six Somalis, including two police officers, shortly after a group of international journalists was in the area. United Nations officials said the bomb, believed to be a homemade explosive device, appeared to be targeting a police checkpoint...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 13th, 2012
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Mogadishu – Gunmen on Thursday killed a local aid worker and his driver in central Somalia, an official, elders and non-governmental organisation workers said. “We got horrible information saying an aid worker and his driver were killed. They were working with a local NGO and their job wa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 3rd, 2012
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GENEVA, Switzerland, January 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Renewed inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, South Sudan, has forced thousands of families to flee into the bush. Two Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical facilities have been targeted and the independent medical hu...