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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.

Laureates, doctors urge end to Syria hospital attacks

2013-09-16 15:12

Fifty leaders in world medicine, including three winners of the Nobel prize, have urged all combatants in Syria to spare hospitals, doctors and nurses.

Fears of Syria strike spread in Mideast

2013-08-29 09:03

Fears of a possible US strike against Syria's regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack has rippled across the region, as about 6 000 Syrians fled to neighbouring Lebanon.

Cosatu: Sexual violence in SA worrying

2013-02-14 14:58

The brutality and violent nature of sexual assaults across the country is a matter of serious concern, Cosatu says.

750 000 'facing death' in Somalia - UN

2011-09-05 22:17

Three-quarters of a million people are facing death by starvation in Somalia, the UN says.

Cholera centres set up in Haiti's capital

2010-11-10 13:26

Doctors and aid groups are rushing to set up cholera treatment centres across Haiti's capital as officials warn of a surge in cases.

 

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.

UK minister Cameron loses Syria war vote

2013-08-30 09:04

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria, a defeat that almost guarantees that Britain plays no direct role in any US attack.

11 die after boat capsizes off Morocco

2013-04-17 19:34

Eleven migrants trying to reach Europe have died after their boat capsized off the north coast of Morocco.

Doctors Without Borders facing dilemma in Somalia

2011-12-31 13:10

Doctors Without Borders said the killing of two staff members in the war-torn Somali capital was an isolated act but that it was reviewing its work in the area.

Cholera death suspected in Haitian capital

2010-11-11 11:04

As the death toll rises, doctors are awaiting confirmation of whether a man who died in Port-au- Prince is the first death from cholera in the earthquake-ravaged capital.

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