Doctors Without Borders - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Doctors Without Borders Report paints harrowing picture of Central America migration MEXICO CITY (AP) — Migrants from Central America's violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group said Thursday. Doctors Without Borders, or MSF for its initials in French, called the situation a "humanitarian crisis" tha... Fri, 12 May 2017 05:03:00 GMT 2017-05-12T05:03:00Z New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United Nations official in South Sudan warned of a government offensive on the town. The fighting has caused a reduction in humanitarian services and a shortage ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-04-26T23:20:00Z Mounting confidence nerve gas was used in Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — Diplomats at the U.N. Security Council sparred Wednesday over whether to hold President Bashar Assad's government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in northern Syria, while U.S. intelligence officials, Doctors Without Borders and the U.N. health agency said evidence pointed to nerve gas exposure. The T... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:44:00 GMT 2017-04-06T05:44:00Z The Latest: UN humanitarian chief says $6 billion pledged BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:15 a.m. The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Step... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:18:00 GMT 2017-04-06T02:18:00Z UN reports Palestinian population decline in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Palestinian refugee population has fallen by one-fifth since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 and many of those who stay in Syria have been displaced, the U.N.'s Palestinian relief agency said Friday. UNRWA Director Pierre Krahenbuhl said there are 440,000 refugees in Syria, compared to 560,000 in the country before the war. ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:45:00 GMT 2017-03-31T17:45:00Z Aid group says medical assistance needed in Iraq's Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — A leading international relief organization has appealed for more medical assistance to cope with the increasing numbers of civilians fleeing the intensified fighting between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group in western Mosul. Backed by U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces launched an operation in February to dri... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:05:00 GMT 2017-03-23T11:05:00Z Report accuses Syria of 'slaughter' of people trapped by war UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights group. Physicians for Human Rights says in the report that the Syrian government consistently exploited... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-03-14T14:40:00Z Doctors Without Borders says it plans to return to Somalia JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it plans to return to Somalia, more than three years after closing its operations in the turbulent country amid "extreme attacks" on its staff. The medical aid charity known by the French acronym MSF said its return to the Horn of Africa country will be a cautious one. The charity ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:35:00 GMT 2017-01-27T10:35:00Z 46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility that the death toll could significantly rise. The U.N. refugee chief called the killings "truly catastrophic." And a graphic new witness ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMT 2017-01-19T00:24:00Z Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said. Military commander Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor confirmed an accidental bombardment in the northeastern town of... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:34:00 GMT 2017-01-18T00:34:00Z Doctors Without Borders giving food to Boko Haram refugees LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says it has given food to 26,000 families taking refuge from Boko Haram Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, stepping outside its traditional medical role to try to prevent more children dying. A statement Saturday says people are "in desperate need" and other organizations are not stepping ... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:09:00 GMT 2017-01-07T11:09:00Z