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Underground medical expertise refined in Syrian crucibleupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 21:58:00

At first glance, it looked like movie night at the neighborhood mosque. Dozens of teenage boys sat mesmerized on the carpeted floor, staring at a screen mounted on the wall.

Cut off and under fire in Homs, Syriaupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 21:58:00

CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to BackStory after returning from Homs, a Syrian city ground down by relentless shelling.

ICRC suspends aid distribution in Somaliaupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:34:00

Distribution of food, seed and medical relief intended for drought victims in Somalia has been suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced Thursday.

Report: Fighters attack South Sudan town despite presence of U.N. peacekeepers updated: Sun Jan 01 2012 21:20:00

Thousands of fighters attacked a remote town in South Sudan despite the presence of United Nations peacekeepers in the area, a military official said Sunday.

Two aid workers killed in Somalia capitalupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 10:52:00

A man who was fired by an international aid group in Somalia this week returned to the office and shot dead two aid workers, a government official and the aid agency said Friday.

Airstrike hits displaced Somalis, kills 3, aid group saysupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 19:18:00

An airstrike hit a camp for people displaced by Somalia's humanitarian crisis Sunday, leaving three dead and dozens of people injured, the aid group Doctors Without Borders reported.

Aid workers abducted in Kenyan refugee camp, agency saysupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:48:00

Gunmen abducted two workers for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres from the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya Thursday, agency staff told CNN.

Cholera kills nearly 500 in Cameroon since August 1, officials sayupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 13:22:00

Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

Red Cross: attacks on medics a 'humanitarian tragedy'updated: Thu Aug 11 2011 10:48:00

A Libyan rebel fighter collapses to the ground during a firefight in the city of Misrata. Shrapnel rips through an artery in his leg, and he is rapidly losing blood. Medics battle to save his life in an abandoned building that doubles as an emergency operating theater.

Irish fact-finding delegation 'bullied' in Bahrainupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 23:39:00

Bahraini pro-government medics and state media staffers "bullied and intimidated" an Irish delegation of health workers and politicians here to secure the release of more than a dozen Bahraini health workers, said former Irish Foreign Minister David Andrews.

300,000 still displaced in Ivory Coastupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 13:19:00

More than 300,000 people are still displaced from their homes in Ivory Coast two months after a political crisis was settled in the West African nation, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.

Bahrain doctors go on trial, alleging torture to extract confessionsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 15:29:00

Dozens of doctors and nurses went on trial Monday in Bahrain, accused of taking control of a hospital during anti-government protests, storing weapons and keeping people prisoner.

Former editors of opposition Bahraini newspaper to face prosecutorupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 05:57:00

The former editor-in-chief of Al-Wasat, an opposition newspaper in Bahrain, says he and two colleagues have been summoned by the country's public prosecutor for questioning.

Human rights groups accuse Bahrain of abusesupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 12:24:00

Two top human rights groups criticized Bahrain this week, accusing the gulf kingdom of "rampant arbitrary detentions" and raiding hospitals to crack down on wounded protesters.

Officials: 105 dead in Southern Sudan clashesupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 13:21:00

More than 100 people were killed and scores of others injured in clashes between the Southern Sudan government and forces loyal to a militia leader last week, a Southern Sudan official said.

Haiti: Hope emerges from the rubbleupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 07:13:00

A New Zealand woman who lost her husband and two daughters to the devastating earthquake sets up a foundation.

Why U.S. aid workers refuse to give upupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 07:13:00

Can-Do founder Eric Klein spent most of 2010 in Haiti helping people recover from the devastating earthquake.

Report: 33 women raped in the Democratic Republic of Congoupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:40:00

At least 33 women were raped on New Year's Day in a region in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said the medical group Doctors Without Borders Thursday.

Women raped in mass attack in Congo, humanitarian group saysupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 06:35:00

Dozens of women were raped in a coordinated attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on New Year's Day, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.

Congo rapes: What did the U.N. know?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 06:35:00

From August: The U.N. reportedly knew Rwandan rebels were in eastern Congo, where the rapes took place.

Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to more than 3,000updated: Sat Jan 01 2011 00:27:00

In the 10 weeks since an epidemic erupted in Haiti, cholera has killed more than 3,000 people -- partly because the distribution of health supplies remains a logistical nightmare.

Medical group blasts 'inadequate' response to Haiti cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 21:01:00

While the United Nations warned that protests were hampering efforts to save lives in the Haiti cholera outbreak, a leading non-profit group lashed out at organizations for what it called an "inadequate" response.

Plea yields tents for 700 families in overflowing Kenya refugee campupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 20:43:00

An emergency plea from a humanitarian group working in the largest developing refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, has yielded a donation of enough tents to finally provide shelter to at least 700 families living in "unacceptable" conditions outside the camp compound, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said this week.

Protests over Haiti's cholera outbreak turn violentupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 18:47:00

Protesters angry over the government's handling of a cholera outbreak clashed Monday with peacekeepers in two towns in northern Haiti, where the outbreak began last month.

At least 700 families living outside Kenya refugee camp face perilupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 22:45:00

The largest refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, is facing an overcrowding crisis with at least 700 families now residing in "unacceptable living conditions" outside the camp and in peril with the approaching rain season, the humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said.

Health workers alarmed over trend in Haiti's cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 21:19:00

Medical workers expressed alarm Friday over the increase in hospitalizations and deaths in Haiti's cholera outbreak as the earthquake-devastated nation's already strained health system overflowed with the sick.

Haiti: Misery after hurricaneupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 21:19:00

Hurricane Tomas may be behind them but Haitians are left with more misery. CNN's Paula newton Reports.

796 dead in Haiti's cholera outbreakupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:15:00

Three brothers recuperated Thursday afternoon in a once-open field now speckled by the bright blue tarps of a cholera rehydration clinic in the Haitian town of Bercy, where an outbreak has sickened hundreds of people.

Flood's estimated toll in Pakistan: 1,500 dead, 4 million affectedupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:35:00

Floodwaters subsided Thursday in northern Pakistan's Swat Valley, where a fierce sun baked a thick carpet of mud into a brittle crust, as officials expanded their estimate of the number of people affected.

Millions affected by Pakistan floodsupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:35:00

Bridges and roads across Pakistan have been severely damaged by flooding. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

More rain, gushing flood waters threaten Pakistanisupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 13:12:00

Intense rain and gushing flood waters threatened Wednesday to cause more misery in monsoon-bloated Pakistan, where 3 million people are already suffering.

Pakistani flood death toll hits 1,500updated: Wed Aug 04 2010 07:44:00

The prime minister of Pakistan planned an emergency meeting Wednesday, as flooding continues to wreak havoc on the country.

Report: Somali civilians suffer high number of injuries during warupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 02:28:00

A high proportion of civilians -- including large numbers of women and young children -- suffered injuries during Somalia's ongoing warfare, according to a report by Doctors Without Borders.

Scope of disaster widens in Pakistanupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 01:45:00

More than 3 million people have been directly affected and more than 1,400 have been killed by floods in northwestern Pakistan's Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, an aid group said Tuesday, citing officials.

More rain compounds Pakistani miseryupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 01:45:00

A desperate situation is growing more desperate by the hour in Pakistan. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Child graves reveal lead poison tragedyupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 12:51:00

Standing in the graveyard Rabiu Mohammed prays silently in a cemetery that has filled quickly with small tell-tale mounds of earth.

Celebs leave their hit TV shows to pursue bigger and better thingsupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 17:48:00

I know you are really, really upset -- but can you stop crying for a second so we can talk about the fact that Katherine Heigl is finally leaving "Grey's Anatomy?"

'Everybody Hurts'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 13:03:00

Simon Cowell's Haiti charity single gets its first airing in the United Kingdom featuring singers including Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis.

First airplay for Cowell's Haiti singleupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 13:03:00

Just two weeks after announcing he was to record a charity single to raise funds for earthquake-hit Haiti, pop and television mogul Simon Cowell has delivered.

Crush injuries can be deceptively dangerousupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:45:00

The injuries don't appear life-threatening. They could be wounded legs and arms, caused by being pinned under falling debris from the earthquake.

Haiti's crush injuriesupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:45:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on why crush injuries are turning into the hallmark of the Haiti quake.

Tight airspace, poor communications hinder aid effortupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 11:11:00

Limited runway space and battered telecommunications networks are hindering efforts to get food, water and medical aid into the hands of desperate Haitians amid the devastation of last week's earthquake, relief agencies said Monday.

Desperation in Haitiupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 11:11:00

Desperation for food and water is growing in Haiti. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

Glitches remain, but aid reaching Haiti earthquake victimsupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 11:00:00

At least one organization attempting to deliver aid to Haiti continued to be plagued Sunday by delays and logistical problems, but aid was getting to those who need it most, officials said.

Logistical challenges In Haitiupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 11:00:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports from the USS Carl Vinson on the logistical problems with supplying aid to Haiti.

Rains, violence leave Somali kids hungryupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 14:30:00

More and more mothers, clutching their rail-thin, malnourished children, are arriving at the packed waiting rooms of the Doctor Without Borders clinics in central Somalia, the aid group said.

Aid groups are little match for Congo brutality, doctors sayupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 17:01:00

Humanitarian organizations have been unable to meet the "massive needs" of civilians facing brutal attacks in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a medical aid group said Wednesday.

Fighting HIV/AIDSupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 10:34:00

Why the Brazilian response" to HIV/AIDS is the envy of the global health world.

Trauma of life in one of Brazil's most violent slumsupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 10:34:00

An estimated 150,000 people live in Complexo do Alemao, where armed groups fight for turf, and fighting between police forces and ruling groups leave thousands of people trapped by violence.

The disease that's ravaging Latin Americaupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 09:13:00

A hundred years ago a Brazilian physician, Carlos Chagas, showed that monkeys were susceptible to a rare parasitic illness carried by a particular Latin American bug.

Aid agencies scramble to help displaced in Sri Lankaupdated: Tue May 19 2009 20:10:00

Humanitarian aid agencies scrambled Monday to offer help to the tens of thousands of people in need after Tamil separatists declared an end to their quarter-century struggle in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's endgameupdated: Tue May 19 2009 20:10:00

Sri Lanka's army says rebel leader may be among bodies killed in war zone.

Red Cross speeds help for displaced people in Congoupdated: Mon May 18 2009 12:49:00

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is increasing its humanitarian efforts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the humanitarian situation has deteriorated since last fall.

Doctors target meningitis outbreak in Africaupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 00:15:00

Doctors Without Borders has embarked on a massive vaccination campaign in three African countries to combat an outbreak of meningitis that has killed hundreds of people, the organization said Wednesday.

Somali gunmen kidnap Doctors without Borders workersupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 05:19:00

Gunmen attacked a convoy Sunday in Somalia and took several hostages, including two foreign aid workers from the group Doctors Without Borders.

In Haiti, patients despair of adequate health careupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 05:52:00

From victims of gunshot wounds and domestic violence to common road injuries, Trinite Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is inundated with trauma cases daily.

Abducted aid workers freed in Darfurupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 22:44:00

The four Doctors Without Borders staffers abducted earlier this week in Sudan's Darfur region have been "safely released," the group said on Saturday.

Three aid workers snatched in Darfurupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 15:42:00

Three Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) staffers have been abducted in the war-torn Sudanese province of Darfur, the group said Thursday.

Darfur faces meningitis crisis, ousted aid worker saysupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 12:07:00

A meningitis outbreak is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people in Darfur, according to an aid agency expelled from the country last week.

'Dire' economy shaking Zimbabweupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 12:26:00

Zimbabwe's new prime minister on Sunday called the country's economic situation "dire and serious" and asked the international community for help.

Zimbabwe cholera epidemic worseningupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 12:42:00

The political crisis that has gripped Zimbabwe for nearly a year may be drawing to an end, but a deadly cholera outbreak there is only getting worse.

Report: Myanmar HIV/AIDS treatment crisis deepensupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:30:00

Almost 25,000 people will die this year of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar unless lifesaving treatment is significantly increased, according to a new report.

Congo fighting on eve of peace summitupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 04:40:00

Congolese rebels fought government forces in eastern Congo Thursday on the eve of a regional summit on the crisis and despite a recent cease-fire, U.N. officials said.

Congo rebels declare cease-fire to prevent panicupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 22:54:00

Rebel forces have declared a cease-fire after four days of fighting in the North Kivu province of eastern Congo, the French ambassador to the United Nations said after Security Council talks on the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Violence in the Congoupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 22:54:00

U.N. peacekeepers struggle to stop rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Among the Starving in Ethiopiaupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 16:35:00

The farmlands are bursting with grain but the country is still suffering from starvation. Somehow good intentions have brought on perpetual want Iraq's Need: A Humanitarian Surgeupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 16:35:00

Angelina Jolie's visit notwithstanding, the do-good organizations are too cowed by violence to return to Iraq

Thousands flee Chad as fighting ragesupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 18:17:00

Carrying blankets and bed sheets on their heads, thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Chad's capital N'Djamena crossed a drought-stricken river to get to neighboring Cameroon Sunday, local officials and journalists said.

Killings force medical charity's withdrawalupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 14:10:00

The medical aid charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres, is pulling international staff out of Somalia after three of its members were killed.

Aid workers, journalist killed in Somalia blastupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 20:04:00

A mine exploded Monday on a road in southern Somalia, killing four people -- three members of the medical humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres and a journalist.

Relief groups urge more aid for Peru quake survivorsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 08:44:00

Relief officials urgently appealed for more aid Thursday for earthquake survivors along Peru's shattered southern coast. Medical help, blankets and tents top the list, along with food, water and latrines.

EW review: Stay away from 'Turistas'updated: Fri Dec 01 2006 11:57:00

Would you believe it if I said that the fearsome homicidal baddie in "Turistas" is the most humane and morally responsible person in the movie?

Essay: We're here, we're square, get used to Itupdated: Mon May 01 2006 15:00:00

I am a 44-year-old woman who grew up in Berkeley who has never once voted for a Republican, or crossed a picket line, or failed to send in a small check when the Doctors Without Borders envelope showed up. I believe that we should not have invaded Iraq, that we should have signed the Kyoto treaty, that the Starr Report was, in part, the result of a vast right-wing conspiracy. I believe that poverty is our most pressing issue and that we should be pouring money and energy into its eradication. I believe that allowing migrant women and children to die of thirst in American deserts is a moral transgression that will stain us forever.

Web sites focused on AIDSupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 11:03:00

If you want more information on the AIDS crisis, these Web sites provide useful information.

Earthquake survivors face winter against terrible odds updated: Tue Dec 27 2005 11:10:00

Flying over northwestern Pakistan two months after the strongest earthquake to hit the area in 70 years is a stark testament to what happened on October 8, 2005.

Spanish enclaves quiet after deathsupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 10:25:00

Just a day after six sub-Saharan Africans died while trying to cross from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, there was no mass assault by immigrants overnight, an unusual spell of quiet after several weeks of disturbances, a Spanish Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN on Friday.

Inside and beyond Niger updated: Mon Aug 15 2005 08:54:00

Four-year-old Aminu Yahaya lay alongside his mother in the makeshift hospital -- exhausted, his skin peeling, alarmingly thin, and fighting to survive.

'Hungry season' preys on Niger's youngestupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 14:51:00

In a small village in southern Niger, hundreds of mothers gather with their hungry children hoping somebody will help them.

Aid groups working to ease Niger crisisupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 06:36:00

Urgent appeals have been made for help for famine-stricken Niger where more than one million people are at risk from starvation after a locust invasion worsened an already poor harvest. If you want to help, here is a list of organizations gathering aid:

Feeling of helplessness in Niger campupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 18:47:00

The aid agencies caring for more than a thousand starving children at a refugee camp in southern Niger will believe reports of food airlifts when the help actually arrives.

U.N. will begin food airlifts to Nigerupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 14:39:00

The United Nations on Thursday will begin airlifting 44 tons of emergency food rations to famine-stricken Niger in West Africa, where 80,000 people are starving and more than a million others are at risk, officials said.

Companies bolster relief effortupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 11:34:00

Companies from around the world have been at the forefront of the aid effort that has followed last month's tsunami disaster.

U.N.: Tsunami toll approaches 150,000updated: Fri Dec 31 2004 01:28:00

Aid has begun to reach tsunami victims in remote areas of Indonesia, as the U.N.'s emergency relief coordinator says the death toll is approaching 150,000.

Aid groups accepting donations for victimsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 16:18:00

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunamis that caused widespread destruction in parts of South Asia and East Africa. The groups include:

Attacks force aid group from Iraqupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 08:37:00

The international relief group Medecins Sans Frontieres is stopping its activities in Iraq because of "escalating violence" in the country that is endangering its staff and other aid workers.

Starvation stalks youngest in Darfurupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 18:03:00

Hamdi Ismail is one and a half years old, but weighs only 12 pounds.

Money Magazine: Promises, Promises Starting a fresh new millennium on the right footupdated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

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