BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says one of its health workers has been killed by an armed group in Central African Republic.
Dozens of migrants missing after boat capsizes off Libya
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens are missing and bodies have washed ashore after a boat carrying 44 migrants seeking a better life in Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, officials said...
Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO
GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World...
Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Heavily armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo's deadly outbreak on Saturday, with one police officer killed and health...
Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing "a climate of deepening community mistrust" nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders...
Congo: 4 Ebola patients missing after 2nd clinic attack
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Intruders attacked a treatment center run by Doctors Without Borders for the second time in four days, leaving four Ebola patients missing and forcing the medical aid group...
Ebola medical center attacked in Congo for 2nd time in week
BENI, Congo (AP) — The mayor of a city in Congo and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city of Butembo, the second...
Ebola treatment center attacked in Congo’s east
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in Congo's eastern town of Katwa on Sunday night, killing one caretaker and injuring another as the country grapples to control...
The Latest: Over 100 migrants rescued at sea, sent to Libya
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):
Doctors Without Borders says 116 migrants have been "forcibly returned" to...
Aid groups terminate Aquarius migrant rescue operations
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Aid groups Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say they have been forced to end the migrant rescue operations of the Aquarius ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless.
Aid group: Gaza hospitals overwhelmed by wounded in violence
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A medical aid group says the vast number of patients treated for gunshot wounds from months of violent border protests have overwhelmed Gaza's health care system.
Doctors Without Borders says that thousands are in danger of infection and disability because Gaza hospitals cannot adequately treat them.
South Africa’s young rape survivors need counseling: MSF
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new study says many South African health facilities designated to help survivors of sexual violence don't offer counseling to children who have been raped.
Doctors Without Borders, which released the study on Wednesday, says there are critical gaps in mental health care in a country with one of the world's highest rates of violence against women.
Italian officials: Migrant rescuers mishandled medical waste
ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and accused the aid group Doctors Without Borders of illegally disposing of 24 metric tons (26.5 tons) of medical and contaminated waste accumulated during nearly 50 rescues.
Quarantined nurse returns to Doctors Without Borders
A public health nurse is rejoining the group she worked for while treating Ebola patients before being quarantined in New Jersey.
Kaci Hickox started a new job this week with Doctors Without Borders as an infection prevention and control adviser. She says she will be based in Amsterdam and moved there two weeks ago.
She was working with the group in Sierra Leone in 2014 before she was quarantined upon her return in New Jersey despite showing no symptoms of the disease.
Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Humanitarian medical professionals expelled from Nauru said on Thursday asylum seekers that Australia had banished to the tiny Pacific atoll were suicidal and their children have lost hope.
The Nauru government forced Doctors Without Borders out of the country last week, abruptly ending their free medical care for asylum seekers refugees and local Nauruans.
Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast
CAIRO (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held in detention in Libya.
The humanitarian organization says in a Monday news release the shipwreck occurred Sept. 1 and survivors include people with severe burns, pregnant women and babies. A team from the organization provided medical care.
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Aid group warns of militia fighting in Libya’s Tripoli
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Fighting in Libya's capital between rival militias has put the lives of people trapped there in danger and exacerbated already alarming levels of humanitarian needs, especially at migrant detention centers there, an international aid group said on Friday.
Correction: Israel-Palestinians story
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about a Palestinian nurse involved in an attack against Israeli forces, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his employer, Doctors Without Borders, said he had been killed by Israeli troops. The group says he was killed, but it did not provide a cause of death.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Israel says Palestinian militant worked as nurse for MSF
Doctors Without Borders midwife helps women worldwide
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Liza Ramlow has been delivering babies for about five decades as a professional midwife, but the birth of baby Mercy was like no other.
Aid groups urge Italy to allow 177 migrants to disembark
MILAN (AP) — Humanitarian groups urged the Italian government Tuesday to allow 177 migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Catania to be permitted to disembark.
Doctors Without Borders, the U.N. refugee agency and Save the Children have all appealed to the government to let the migrants off the ship for humanitarian and medical reasons.
EU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants
MILAN (AP) — The European Commission said Monday that it is in contact with a number of member states to identify a country willing to take 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship, after the French aid groups operating the ship appealed for a safe port and Italy said Britain should take responsibility.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Doctors Without Borders is closing two hospitals in Haiti's capital opened by the aid group in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated much of the city, an official with the organization said Friday.
LONDON (AP) — Former aid workers have accused staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and boasting of exchanging medicine for sex while working in Africa, the BBC reported Thursday.
Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight.
Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.
Doctors Without Borders issue statement on sexual misconduct
GENEVA (AP) — International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says it has taken action on 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among employees last year and dismissed 19 people in the process.
The Switzerland-based organization also known as Doctors Without Borders issued a statement Wednesday saying it received 146 complaints or alerts from its staff, which number over 40,000, in 2017.
The group didn't specify where the alleged abuse occurred or who was fired.
Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar
BANGKOK (AP) — International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.
MSF says it can’t deliver live-saving aid to Yemen capital
CAIRO (AP) — International aid group Doctors Without Borders says it has not been able to deliver live-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in dire need in the Yemeni capital because of a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels.
The group, known by its French acronym MSF, says in a statement Saturday it hasn't received authorization from the coalition to fly from Djibouti to Sanaa.
Messi donates money won in court case against newspaper
MADRID (AP) — The company that manages Lionel Messi's image rights says the player has donated more than 70,000 euros ($81,000) to the medical charity Doctors Without Borders after winning a court case against a Spanish newspaper.
The money was awarded to Messi for an article the La Razon newspaper published implying that the player was doping.
The company says Messi will continue to defend himself from accusations and insinuations against his honor.
Pakistan tells MSF to shut down in a tribal region
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An international medical organization says Pakistani authorities have asked it to end its work in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
In a statement Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the government move ends 14 years of operation in the Kurram tribal region.
Kurram has witnessed scores of militant attacks against minority Shiites Muslims in recent years.
Medical aid group slams EU migrant policy in Libya
BRUSSELS (AP) — The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, on Thursday accused the European Union and national governments of funding the criminal abuse of migrants in detention centers in Libya.
Aid group calls on Libya to end detention of refugees
CAIRO (AP) — An international medical aid group has called on Libyan authorities to end arbitrary detention of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, slamming conditions inside detention facilities in the North African country as "dire," ''unhealthy" and "abusive."
Migrant aid group suspends rescue ship off Libya, cites risk
ROME (AP) — Doctors Without Borders said Saturday it is temporarily suspending the activity of its rescue ship due to alleged threats from Libya's coast guard, which has become more aggressive in patrolling the coasts where human traffickers launch boats crowded with migrants desperate to reach Europe.
MILAN (AP) — Doctors Without Borders and others refused Monday to sign onto a new code of conduct drafted by Italy's Interior Ministry for non-governmental organizations rescuing migrants at sea, as Italy seeks to increase security amid the unrelenting flow of migrant arrivals.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Geneva-based international health organization Medicins Sans Frontieres — also known as Doctors Without Borders — says it has opened an outpatient clinic in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.
The announcement comes nearly two years after U.S. airstrikes devastated a trauma hospital the group operated in Kunduz, killing 42 people, including 14 MSF staff.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The medical charity Doctors Without Borders is condemning the latest attack on one of its clinics in South Sudan.
The aid group also known by its French acronym MSF says the armed robbery by several men in Pibor injured two team members early Thursday and forced some staffers to relocate. Some workers were threatened with guns, and office equipment was stolen.
Bodies in the streets amid Central African Republic fighting
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Bodies lie in the streets of Zemio, the stench filling the air as homes burn and thousands flee the Central African Republic town recently hit by violence between warring militias.
More than 15,000 people have been displaced from the southeastern town that had been spared until last week, as sectarian fighting that has devastated the country since 2013 has worsened in parts of the central and southeastern regions.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local):
The aid group Doctors Without Borders says it's worried about minors and other migrants who have disappeared in hills near the French border with Italy.
Clashes erupt in Central African Republic after peace deal
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Heavy fighting erupted Tuesday between armed groups in Central African Republic only hours after a peace deal was signed in Rome, aid officials said, while the United Nations warned that humanitarian aid was running out.
Thirteen of the 14 armed groups signed the agreement Monday that called for an immediate cease-fire. However, Doctors Without Borders said fighting resumed early Tuesday in the beleaguered town of Bria.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says it has recorded a "drastic increase" in cholera cases in war-torn Yemen.
The international medical charity, known by its French acronym MSF, says its teams have seen at least 780 patients since late March.
A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015, in a war that has killed more than 10,000 civilians.
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.
Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.
The medical charity said Wednesday its teams have observed refugees being returned to Nigeria several times last year and this year.
A Cameroon government spokesman strongly denies the allegations. Issa Tchiroma calls them "particularly unjust."
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. healthy agency said evidence pointed to nerve gas exposure.
South Sudan releases 6 aid workers accused of smuggling arms
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's military has released six international aid workers who were arrested in January and accused of smuggling arms, according to the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders.
"We are relieved that our colleagues, who were working hard to bring health care to people in need, have now been released and can return to their families," said Brice de le Vingne, director of operations for the organization said in a statement to AP.
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.