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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 labo...

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 sta...

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 Int...

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...

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 tha...

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

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

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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 sus...

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 for...

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, includi...

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 hu...

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 | 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 ...

Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC Ebola Patient, Followed Health Monitoring Protocols

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It’s not yet clear how Dr. Craig Spencer came into direct contact with the Ebola virus when he was working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sa...

Why We Must Raise Money for Ebola Now

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

For me, what is so ruthless about Ebola in particular, is the way it forces victims to anticipate death, be ostracized and feared and remain void of human touch and personal connection. My test results came back negative for Ebola. I had never been happier to have Malaria.

Ebola Outbreak -- The Heroic Response From Medical NGOs (PHOTOS)

Louis Belanger | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Yet, despite immense challenges, hundreds of local health care workers and non-governmental organizations are working in field hospitals, Ebola treatment units and training facilities, as well as organizing education and awareness programs.

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

The aid response in the western Burmese state has been tricky since two bouts of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya Muslims in June and October 2012 resulted in more than 140,000 people -- mostly Rohingyas -- being forced to flee to camps.

Doctors Without Borders Volunteer Contracts Ebola

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity sa...

UN: To End Ebola, Every Country Needs To Think 'What Can We Do To Help'

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

(Changes dateline to United Nations from New York, adds U.N. and WHO comments) UNITED NATIONS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The worst ever outbr...

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Is All Well in the World of Vaccination? We Think a Booster Is Desperately Needed

Dr. Manica Balasegaram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Manica Balasegaram

While there have been significant achievements accomplished in the field of immunization, including by the GAVI Alliance, to bring new vaccines to the poorest countries, persistent gaps have revealed that immunization needs a major booster shot.