Most refugees rescued in the Mediterranean are severely dehydrated - Doctors Without Borders

We speak to Lindis Hurum a co-ordinator in one of the Doctors Without Borders search and rescue ships, the Bourbon Argos. Watch.

0 comments574 Views

Authorities repeating mistakes in Ebola fight - MSF

2015-06-14 09:14

Health authorities are repeating the mistakes of the past in combating Ebola the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned.

Monsters in suits: Ebola's traumatic effect on children

2014-10-28 07:21

At least 5 000 children in Guinea have been directly affected by Ebola, which as orphaned about 1 000 of them. The deadly virus that prohibits human touch has traumatised them on a psycho-social as well as medical level.

Ethiopia refugee camp flooded - DWB

2014-09-06 07:43

Doctors Without Borders says a camp in Ethiopia hosting 40 000 refugees from South Sudan is flooded from heavy rains and that it must be abandoned.

Liberians demand that govt pick up Ebola bodies

2014-08-09 23:01

Riot police have raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway as an angry crowd protested the government's delays in collecting the bodies of Ebola victims.

Ebola: a timeline of a ruthless killer

2014-08-01 20:12

Below are the main developments since the worst-ever epidemic of Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year, fuelling fears it could spread to other continents.

Syrian babies 'born refugees' in Lebanon

2014-06-02 11:34

Young mothers who fled Syria's war for dismal refugee camps in Lebanon struggle to imagine a future for their babies, even though they find their newborns a rare source of joy.

Dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar - aid groups

2014-04-01 11:49

Relief organisations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say they cannot return unless diplomatic pressure makes the government depoliticise aid distribution.

ICC launches CAR war crimes probe

2014-02-08 09:06

The International Criminal Court says it has opened an initial probe into war crimes in the Central African Republic, where another lynching underscored spiralling sectarian violence.

Children new targets in CAR conflict

2014-01-04 10:36

In the latest violence to rock the crisis-prone Central African Republic, children have become deliberate targets of armed gangs, mainly because of their family's faith, aid workers say.


Doctors Without Borders: Snakebite treatment running out

2015-09-08 07:34

Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, putting the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk, mostly in developing countries.

Competition needed to curb vaccine costs

2015-01-22 14:00

A lack of competition between drug manufacturers has resulted in disproportionately expensive vaccinations, a report by Doctors Without Borders shows.

Number of Ebola cases nears 10 000

2014-10-23 14:06

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DRC

2014-09-01 05:46

An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group says.

S Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

2014-08-08 15:13

The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a UN camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that are an affront to human dignity.

Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

2014-07-11 22:24

A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to co-ordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in S Sudan

2014-04-09 18:56

In a blistering criticism of the UN mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders has said that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21 000 displaced people to safer grounds.

Aid group forced out of Myanmar state

2014-02-28 17:17

Doctors Without Borders is being forced to stop caring for sick people in a Myanmar state torn by sectarian violence, in a move linked to the humanitarian group's work with the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.

UN: Myanmar Buddhists killed over 40 Muslims

2014-01-24 09:21

At least 48 Muslims have been killed after Buddhist mobs attacked a village in an isolated corner of western Myanmar earlier this month, the United Nations says.

Emotional trauma haunts Haiyan survivors

2013-11-25 13:58

Medical and trauma professionals have emphasised that there is a vital and desperate need for psychological intervention and trauma counselling for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.