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In The Shadows Of The Dark Continent

Women's Rights News | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Women's Rights News

"Empathy suffers from jet-lag -- it often wakes up only after it's no longer possible to do anything to help," said my father, a man who lost many relatives to the holocaust.

Pentagon Report Reveals Confusion Among U.S. Troops Over Afghan Mission

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedl...

Aid Group Demands Pfizer Reduce Vaccine Price To Reach More Poor Children

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global charity Medecins Sans Frontieres delivered a petition with hundreds of thousands of signature...

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...

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...

MSF Calls For Investigation Into Deadly Hospital Attack In Yemen

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called on Monday for a full investigation into an attack on a ...

MSF Doctor: Life Under ISIS Was Terrifying

Doctors Without Borders | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.16.2015 | World

Dr. Marwan [name changed to protect anonymity] worked with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Tal Abyad, northern Syria. However, after refusing a job o...

An HIV Nurse Shares Her Patients' Stories Through Art

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, and a nurse who treated HIV patients in the Central African Republic wants the world to learn more about the virus and its ...

Women In South Sudan Are Strong, Powerful And Resilient

Doctors Without Borders | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

A woman walks into the labor ward, straight through to the delivery table. Five minutes later her baby is born. Two hours ago, she was in active labor...

Air Strikes Hit At Least 12 Syrian Hospitals In Past Weeks: MSF

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Air strikes in northern Syria have hit at least 12 hospitals in recent weeks, killing at least 35 patients and medical staf...

Killing Blind

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

We ought not to be blinded by media theater, or by habits of dismissing the doubts, and even the deaths, of countless people just like ourselves, overseas, whenever our government offers us its unsubstantiated explanations, its sincere good will, its apologies.

7 Volunteers Whose Lives Were Changed By Refugees

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

ATHENS -- Nearly 540,000 refugees and migrants have arrived on the Greek islands since the beginning of the year, according to the International Orga...

The Obscenity of Our War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

The U.S. military has said that the matter is under investigation. Yet another in an endless train of somber apologies; feeling families' pain but excusing all involved decision makers seems inevitable.

An Independent Group Wants To Find Out Whether U.S. Hospital Bombing In Kunduz Was A War Crime

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

An independent fact-finding commission said Wednesday that it is prepared to conduct an investigation into whether the U.S. committed a war crime by b...

Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The U.S., NATO, and the Afghan government all say they are conducting their own investigations into the attack, but only an independent investigation can uncover the facts we need to demand accountability and new safeguards to ensure this type of tragedy doesn't happen again.

Pentagon Says U.S. To Make Payments To Families Of Kunduz Air Strike Victims

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense will seek to make "condolence payments" to families of victims of a U.S. air strike that...

John McCain Blames Hospital Bombing Partly On U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that a hospital in Afghanistan run by Doctors Without Borders might not have been bombed if the United States h...

Doctors Without Borders Demands Investigation Of Afghan Hospital Airstrike

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected U.S...

Doctors Without Borders Says Hospital Was Not "A Human Shield" For Taliban

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.04.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forc...

At Least 19 Killed After Airstrike Hits Afghan Hospital

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

KABUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three c...

Bread For The Journey: The Greek Baker Who Remembers

Dan Siegel | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Dan Siegel

As he stacks up dozens of empty baking trays in the back of his van after another morning round of helping to feed refugees, one thing is certain: the "Baker in Kos" clearly remembers from where he came.

Video Shows Harrowing Rescue Amid Deadly Migrant Boat Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

The humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders has released footage of harrowing scenes on the Mediterranean Sea showing the group trying to save hun...

Combatting Ebola and Infectious Disease Long-Term

Linda P. Fried | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

It may seem premature to address our capacity to deal with these challenges long-term when the immediate needs in West Africa are so great, but the long-term action may be needed sooner than we think and the short-term solutions could well be the first bricks in the that foundation.

For Ebola Response - Think Infrastructure, Not Donations

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.

Dana Liebelson

Doctors Worry Ebola Quarantines Could Keep Them From Fighting Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since 2009, British doctor Javid Abdelmoneim has gone into the field five times through Doctors Without Borders, providing medical care ...