Answering the call for help in fighting the Ebola epidemic, the Ikea Foundation today announced that it is donating $6.2 million to Doctors without Borders (Medecin Sans Frontieres) to help in its fight against the disease.
Growing fear and panic over the increasing number of Ebola deaths in Liberia led to a man wearing a medical bracelet being chased through the streets by those fearful he had "escaped quarantine".
One week after the death of two World Food Program staff members and an aid worker, two staff members of Doctors Without Borders were killed in the capital of Somali. The government labels the killings as isolated incidents.
Every day 42 million people exist in one of the world's refugee camps. Doctors Without Borders set up refugee camps in Toronto's Christie Park this morning. The camp will be in place until May 30 and then move to Waterloo.
For the second day in a row a plane with Doctors Without Borders carrying much needed medical supplies to aid those in Haiti has been diverted to the Dominican Republic. These diversions mean multiple lives lost as trucks have to travel across the nation.
Five people from Doctor's Without Borders were kidnapped from the Darfur region of Sudan on Wednesday. The kidnapping comes a week after President al-Bashir expelled aid groups in response to the ICC's issuing of an arrest warrant.
Only countries at war suffer as much sexual violence as South Africa, warns Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday, in a global report highlighting the problems of rape. "The figures we have are alarming," said Meinie Nicolai of MSF.
The Government of Sudan has told Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) it must remove all international staff from a number of projects in West and South Darfur by Wednesday, March 4, 2009.