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Doctors Without Borders Receives Eisenhower Medal, Pleas for Help

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

Eisenhower Fellowships recently recognized the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Bor...

Refugees Who Fled Boko Haram Die Of Starvation In Nigeria Camp

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

LAGOS (Reuters) - More than 1,200 people have died from starvation and illness at an aid camp in northeastern Nigeria that houses people fleeing the m...

MSF Is Refusing All EU Funding In Protest At Turkey Migrant Deal

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontières said it will reject all funding from the European Union and its member states in pro...

Fewer Than One-Third Of People With HIV In Central, West Africa Get Care

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact

In order to dramatically reduce the number of AIDS deaths and new HIV infections, the U.N. has to focus on Central and West Africa where affected popu...

Stepping up the fight to end cholera and chikungunya outbreaks in Mandera County, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

"An MSF assisted cholera treatment center in Mandera, Kenya". June 03, 2016 - Photo credit : @unfpaken Mandera's double whammy, the concurrent outb...

Narrow Focus on HIV Response Overlooks Pandemic's Weakest Links

Dr. Mit Philips | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Dr. Mit Philips

The global health community simply cannot afford to ignore the HIV epidemic in Western and Central Africa (WCA), where five million, or a third, of the 15 million people who should be started on antiretrovirals in the next four years currently live.

Syria's Medical and Humanitarian Nightmare: An Interview with Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Danny Postel | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Danny Postel

Since their days as medical school classmates, Bashar al-Assad and Zaher Sahloul have followed rather different paths: one became a war criminal; the other, a humanitarian advocate.

High-Impact Philosophy: Making the World a Better Place

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.

Doctors Without Borders Ditches A Humanitarian Summit, No Longer Has 'Any Hope'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact

Humanitarian responses to international crises have become so “slow and uneven” that even Doctors Without Borders is losing hope. The aid organiza...

Putting a Price on a Human Life

Mark Gerzon | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Mark Gerzon

How much is one human life worth? The answer, if you are an American inside the borders of our country, seems to be in the range of $6 million. The family of the 12-year-old shot by police in Cleveland, Tamir Rice, was awarded $6 million.

In 2016, Whose Lives Matter?

Doctors Without Borders | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Doctors Without Borders

Through the EU-Turkey deal, Europe is sending a troubling signal to the rest of the world: countries can buy their way out of providing asylum.

Enough! It's Time for the UN to Stop the Attacks on Hospitals

Joanne Liu | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Joanne Liu

We will not leave patients behind. And we will not be silent. Seeking or providing health care must not be a death sentence. You will be judged not on your words today, but on your actions. Your work has only begun. Make this resolution save lives.

Thought the War in Syria Was Just About Over? Think Again

Kicker | Posted 05.02.2016 | World

Your own government bombing the hell out of your city, including a children's hospital: This is the horror of life in northern Syria.

U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said on Friday that its attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October was not a war cri...

Last Night, My Friend, Aleppo's Most Qualified Remaining Pediatrician, Was Killed

The Syria Campaign | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
The Syria Campaign

Like so many others, Dr. Maaz was killed for saving lives. Today we remember Dr. Maaz's humanity and his bravery.

Pentagon Disciplines 16 For Deadly Attack On Doctors Without Borders Hospital In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

The Pentagon has disciplined 16 service members for mistakes that led to the deadly airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghan...

MSF Restarts Mediterranean Search And Rescue Operations

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The medical relief charity Medecins sans Frontieres has relaunched rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, a...

MSF Surgeon Recalls Kunduz Strike: 'I Didn’t Need Convincing That I Was Going To Die That Night'

Doctors Without Borders | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

On October 3 2015, MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was destroyed by precise and repeated U.S. airstrikes. The attack killed 42 people,...

Afghans Haunted By U.S. Strikes On MSF Hospital Want The Truth, Not Money And Apologies

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.31.2016 | World

PARWAN, Afghanistan -- A bullet through the head didn’t kill 9-year-old Amina. Her father, Abdel Qadir, had managed to carry her limp body to the tr...

Pluralism Against Terrorism: Interfaith Steps to Prevent Violence

Tahil Sharma | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Tahil Sharma

Currently two different countries are mourning. But some among us are standing with one and ignoring and normalizing the other. This phenomenon was also found when the attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, and Paris took place in November.

The Shocking Reality Of The Sexual Violence Epidemic In Papua New Guinea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.05.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with Doctors without Borders...

'The Situation Is Overwhelming': NGOs Struggle To Help Stranded Refugees

HuffPost Greece | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.17.2016 | World

Tensions in the Greek town of Idomeni intensified this week after Balkan countries dramatically limited the number of migrants and refugees who can cr...

Gunmen Murder 15 People In Yemeni Senior Home

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.04.2016 | World

ADEN, March 4 (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked an old people's home in the Yemeni port of Aden on Friday, killing at least 15 people, including four Christ...

A Nurse Explains The Shocking Toll Of Family And Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.01.2016 | World

The first time I met Mary, she came into MSF’s emergency surgery project in Tari, Papua New Guinea (PNG), suffering from wounds all over her body wh...

Thousands Call for #safepassage in Europe

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

As thousands of people gathered across Europe on Saturday to call for refugee rights, a human chain of hands was formed on a stony Lesbos beach next to a banner demanding 'No more deaths'.