Latest Doctors Without Borders News

Aid groups decry migrant camp conditions a year after fire

Sep. 09, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A year ago Thursday, on Sept. 9, Greece’s notoriously squalid refugee camp of Moria burnt down on the island of Lesbos, leaving nearly 12,000 people in need of emergency housing as winter approached. As the camp’s remnants smoldered, European...

Ethiopia suspends work of 2 aid groups active in Tigray

Aug. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two international aid groups said Tuesday that the Ethiopian government had suspended part or all of their operations, while the United Nations humanitarian chief warned Ethiopian authorities that blanket accusations against aid workers in the country’s embattled...

Aid group closes emergency clinic in Haiti amid violence

Aug. 02, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Gang violence that has left more than 19,000 people homeless in Haiti’s capital has now forced a Doctors Without Borders clinic to close, officials said Monday. The emergency clinic in the Martissant neighborhood of Port-au-Prince had been...

Aid group vaccinates migrants as France expands virus pass

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Vaccination rates are picking up again in France as the government requires a virus pass for more and more activities — but social workers worry that the measure will further marginalize migrants and other poor populations. So aid group Doctors Without...

Aid group MSF 'horrified' as colleagues murdered in Ethiopia

Jun. 25, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said Friday it was “horrified by the brutal murder” of three colleagues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the latest attack on humanitarian workers helping civilians in the deadly conflict there. A...

Aid group halts work in migrant detention centers in Libya

Jun. 22, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Aid group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday it is suspending activities in two overcrowded Libyan detention centers in Tripoli due to increased violence, abuse and ill treatment of migrants and refugees held there by Libyan authorities. Beatrice Lau,...

Libyan guards accused of sexually assaulting minors

Jun. 20, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — When Libyan security forces rescued her earlier this year, the young Somali woman thought it would be the end of her suffering. For more than two years, she had been imprisoned and sexually abused by human traffickers notorious for extorting, torturing and assaulting migrants...