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After COVID-19 pandemic, India tries to deal with 'silent killer' tuberculosis
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After COVID-19 pandemic, India tries to deal with 'silent killer' tuberculosis

An estimated half a million people died of tuberculosis in 2020 in India— a third of the global toll

As Doctors Without Borders reach Kyiv, a look at the organisation and how they help in conflict zones
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As Doctors Without Borders reach Kyiv, a look at the organisation and how they help in conflict zones

An emergency response team of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian organisation, has reached Kyiv and has been helping with medical supplies

Syrians risk suffocation, respiratory diseases to stay warm as brutal winter hits camps
World

Syrians risk suffocation, respiratory diseases to stay warm as brutal winter hits camps

Last month, Doctors Without Borders warned that unsafe heating methods are putting people at higher risk of contracting respiratory diseases and complications related to smoke inhalation

Global efforts to slow down the coronavirus are inadvertently accelerating the spread of other diseases
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Global efforts to slow down the coronavirus are inadvertently accelerating the spread of other diseases

As poor countries around the world struggle to beat back the coronavirus, they are unintentionally contributing to fresh explosions of illness and death from other diseases — ones that are readily prevented by vaccines

Health groups urges govt to rescind Gilead's patents for COVID-19 drug remdesivir; say move to ensure fair distribution
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Health groups urges govt to rescind Gilead's patents for COVID-19 drug remdesivir; say move to ensure fair distribution

The aid group Doctors Without Borders has also opposed Gilead’s patents on remdesivir, saying such licensing pacts are “not acceptable” amid a global health emergency.

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Syria to Bangladesh, cramped living conditions, inadequate health and testing facilities stoke fears in refugee camps
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Syria to Bangladesh, cramped living conditions, inadequate health and testing facilities stoke fears in refugee camps

Western countries, which may contain their own coronavirus outbreaks, will have to reckon with the fact that if the virus finds refuge among the world's most vulnerable, it could return anytime.

International human rights bodies urge Australia to impose sanctions, end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya genocide
World

International human rights bodies urge Australia to impose sanctions, end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya genocide

The four organisations urged Australia to support the international call to refer the Rohingya case to the International Criminal Court.

Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya's coast in early September, says Doctors Without Borders report; survivors suffer fuel burns
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Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya's coast in early September, says Doctors Without Borders report; survivors suffer fuel burns

More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya earlier this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors.

In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees mark first anniversary of 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar's Rakhine with songs, prayers
World

In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees mark first anniversary of 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar's Rakhine with songs, prayers

Rohingya refugees on Saturday marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into Bangladesh, stateless and confronting a grim future.

Doctors Without Borders workers accused of 'prostitutes in exchange for medicines in Africa' remarks
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Doctors Without Borders workers accused of 'prostitutes in exchange for medicines in Africa' remarks

Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders workers are accused of asking for sexual favours from prostitutes in Africa, in exchange for medicines

Sea convoy with migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea reaches Spain as migration debate hots up in Europe
World

Sea convoy with migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea reaches Spain as migration debate hots up in Europe

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 over migration

Saudi-led coalition forces seize control of Hodeida international airport to retake city from Iran-backed Houthi rebels
World

Saudi-led coalition forces seize control of Hodeida international airport to retake city from Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Saudi-led coalition forces have captured the international airport of Hodeida, a city that was the gateway for food crops in the starving nation, to retake it from Houthi rebels

Myanmar continues 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya with campaign of terror, forced starvation: UN
World

Myanmar continues 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya with campaign of terror, forced starvation: UN

Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state, a UN human rights envoy said.

Doctors Without Borders fired 19 employees in 2017 for harassment as foreign aid industry scandal deepens
World

Doctors Without Borders fired 19 employees in 2017 for harassment as foreign aid industry scandal deepens

A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry spread, as Doctors Without Borders revealed it had fired 19 staff members in 2017 for harassment or abuse.

Myanmar denies reports of mass Rohingya graves in Rakhine state, says 'terrorists' buried in the area
World

Myanmar denies reports of mass Rohingya graves in Rakhine state, says 'terrorists' buried in the area

Myanmar on Saturday denied that there were five mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in a village in crisis-hit Rakhine state

Rohingya refugee crisis: Myanmar's army says it is investigating mass grave found in northern Rakhine
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Rohingya refugee crisis: Myanmar's army says it is investigating mass grave found in northern Rakhine

Myanmar's army says it is investigating a mass grave found in a village in northern Rakhine state, a region where the UN has accused troops of committing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

6,700 Rohingya, including 730 children, killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state in one month, reveals MSF report
World

6,700 Rohingya, including 730 children, killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state in one month, reveals MSF report

Global humanitarian NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed after violence broke out in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Rohingya women face 'sweeping and methodical' assault by Myanmar forces; Why India can't afford to turn a blind eye
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Rohingya women face 'sweeping and methodical' assault by Myanmar forces; Why India can't afford to turn a blind eye

The hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing from the country of Myanmar because of atrocities and discrimination have been in the media spotlight since late August. The UN has called it “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” and, “the most persecuted minority on earth.”

WHO Summit reveals nine out of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis by 2030
World

WHO Summit reveals nine out of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis by 2030

Only nine of 194 countries which pledged last year to eradicate hepatitis by 2030 are working towards that goal,

Air strike against jihadists kills 28 civilians in northwestern Syria, says UK-based watchdog
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Air strike against jihadists kills 28 civilians in northwestern Syria, says UK-based watchdog

At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists