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June 20, 2017

The Government of Canada will give a group commendation to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada and present the Governor General Meritorious Service Cross Award to the International President of MSF, Canadian physician Joanne Liu, in recognition of the medical humanitarian organization’s extraordinary efforts during the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The award ceremony will take place in Ottawa on June 23, 2017.

June 20, 2017

Part of the reason the Refugee Convention was drafted was in response to the extreme suffering to which people fleeing violence and persecution are often exposed. In order to protect refugees, the convention sought to establish their rights and to outline the obligations that states have to protect them. But in 2017, while the global legal consensus on the rights of refugees remains intact, the humanitarian spirit that led to the convention appears to be in short supply.

June 19, 2017

Niger was affected by a severe outbreak of meningitis in 2015, and also had to contend with rising numbers of refugees and people internally displaced by the conflict. Now, the hepatitis E outbreak declared by Niger authorities two months ago is not over and could last for several months. While for some patients, the disease stays under control, during pregnancy fatality rates can reach up to 25 per cent. There is to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

June 19, 2017

MSF started sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) activities in Bidibidi refugee settlement in March and in Imvepi refugee settlement in May to respond to the increasing need for comprehensive SGBV care among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Marie-Anne Henry, is a midwife activity manager for MSF who has been working in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi since April 2017.

June 19, 2017

The international response in Uganda is failing refugees, and must prioritize the delivery of life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today ahead of a major refugee summit.

June 09, 2017

As fighting intensifies for control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, people fleeing the city and surrounding villages must decide whether to stay put under heavy bombardment, or leave the city by crossing active frontlines and minefields, says international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 08, 2017

‘Will Bambari be next?’ This is the question on everyone’s lips in CAR’s second city and commercial hub. Its residents worry that the violence engulfing the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May in the form of brutal massacres could soon spread to Bambari, with a repetition of the bloodshed of the 2013-14 war.

June 02, 2017

Malnutrition and suspected cases of cholera are escalating amongst people sheltering in the bush near Pieri, South Sudan, putting the health of thousands of people at risk, says MSF. More than 27,000 people have fled their homes in Yuai and Waat since mid-February after situation became extremely dangerous.

June 01, 2017

Number of cholera cases in Yemen reported by World Health Organization has reached more than 50,000. Cases are now reported from 19 governorates out of 22 governorates. The situation gets worse as deplorable sanitation conditions and humanitarian crisis keep escalating due to the conflict across the country.

May 29, 2017

In Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada's 2016 Impact report, you will find a list of all the countries where Canadians’ support allowed us to provide assistance to people in need last year.

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