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Report finds disturbing gaps in services for sexual violence survivors in SA

Nearly three-quarters of public health facilities in South Africa designated to provide services to survivors of sexual violence are unable to provide all the components of medical or clinical forensic care, according to a new report released today by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).[…]

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Scores dead after Aleppo pounded in aerial onslaught

Syria’s Aleppo city was the scene of mass carnage on Wednesday with at least 81 civilians killed in air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods, a local rescue group said. First responders said the divided city’s eastern sector was pounded by more than 50 Russian and Syrian government missile attacks throughout the[…]

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Besieged Taiz finally receives aid

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has delivered desperately needed medical supplies to Yemen’s war-torn central city of Taiz for the first time in five months. Taiz has become a flashpoint in the ongoing Yemeni war between the Iran-allied Houthi fighters, who control the capital Sanaa, and forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu[…]

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MSF condemns Yemen hospital bombing

Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) carte blanche to operate in Yemen may well be under threat, after yet another of the humanitarian aid organisation’s facilities in the war-torn gulf state was bombed on Sunday. The attack, which has been strongly condemned by the organisation, is the third such incident to hit[…]

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MSF hospital hit by rocket in Yemen

A hospital supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen has been hit by a rocket killing at least four people, the charity says. The incident on Sunday in the northern governorate of Saada near the Saudi Arabian border also left another 10 people injured, the group said. In[…]

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MSF hospital in Syria hit by barrel bombing

A hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières in Homs has been partially destroyed in a “double-tap” barrel bombing, a signature tactic of the Syrian air force. The strikes on the hospital in Zafarana, a besieged town in northern Homs, killed seven people including a young girl, MSF said in a[…]

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Obama apologizes for Kunduz attack

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. MSF said that an independent humanitarian commission created under the[…]

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MSF calls for support on refugee crisis

Humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) held a briefing on Wednesday on their search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean Sea for refugees and migrants fleeing violence. During the briefing, MSF Coordinator aboard the Bourbon Argos rescue ship, Lindis Hurum gave a hair-raising account of her experience aboard vessels, often[…]

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