Doctors Without Borders


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Doctors Without Borders,

Fr. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), international organization that provides emergency medical assistance to people suffering from a natural or societal disaster, such as an earthquake, disease epidemic, or war. MSF was founded (1971) by a group of French doctors who felt that much international aid was often medically inadequate and too easily obstructed by legal obstacles. The group now has more than 2,000 persons providing medical care in 80 countries; MSF personnel also seek to focus media attention on problems and injustices in the areas where they serve. The organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
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Al-Jubeir receives President of Doctors without Borders Organization.
The international aid charity Doctors Without Borders (http://www.
I am sorry I drowned" is the title of a short film released on 28 May by Doctors Without Borders, shedding light on the human tragedy facing refugees.
WEST AFRICA -- Malnutrition has reached a catastrophic level in Nigeria, according to Doctors Without Borders.
Kristine Berkerle | Human Rights Watch Since Yemen peace talks broke down on August 7, the Saudi-led coalition have picked up where they left off, bombing homes, a civilian factory, a school and a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders.
Last June, Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) asked for Iran's help to supply people with medical support in government-controlled areas of Syria.
Vicky Markolefa, a representative of the Doctors Without Borders charity, said the operation was proceeding "very smoothly" and without incident.
According to the report, the gunship crew failed to locate the intended target and fired on the Doctors Without Borders hospital assuming that it was a building occupied by Taliban fighters.
WASHINGTON, April 29 (KUNA) -- Sixteen US service members were disciplined for their involvement in a deadly bombing last October of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, a US Army general said on Friday.
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is supporting the petition drive spearheaded by NextDayBetter and Doctors Without Borders that is directed at two pharmaceutical companies - Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - the only two producers of the life-saving pneumonia vaccine.
Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym MSF, said the hospital in the north-western town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib province was hit by four missiles a few minutes apart that destroyed the building.
WOUNDED Taliban fighters were being treated in an Afghan hospital bombed by US forces but there were no armed men or fighting in the area, Doctors Without Borders said.