Doctors Without Borders

  • A boy walks past damaged buildings in the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Waqf, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTSRHI2
    October 10, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Doctors Without Borders appealed for access to rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Syria. The group supports eight hospitals in the city but has only 35 doctors to operate them. Meanwhile, Russia announced that it is creating a permanent naval base in Syria. Also, there are reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement models are catching fire — just like the originals. Continue reading

  • A girl who fled from Islamic State-controlled areas rides a pick-up truck to the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, October 3, 2016. Picture taken October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTSQWNJ
    October 5, 2016  

    The French government announced on Wednesday a renewed push for a Syrian cease-fire, following the end of a U.S.-Russia deal. As Washington grapples with what to do next, a humanitarian catastrophe mounts in Aleppo. For more on the conflict, Judy Woodruff talks to former Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet, Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute and The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof. Continue reading

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    August 26, 2016  

    Now five years old, the war in Syria has taken an immense emotional and physical toll on those close to the fighting. Nisreen Katbi fled from Syria to Jordan four years ago and now runs a center that helps fellow refugees experiencing physical and psychological trauma. The center provides full-time care, free of charge. Three University of California, Berkeley, journalism students — Hanna Miller, Lacy Jane Roberts and Luisa Conlon — filmed and produced this story in Jordan, which is narrated by Lacy Jane Roberts. Continue reading

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    August 15, 2016  

    In Syria’s ongoing war, doctors are under attack in the very places they expect to be safe: their hospitals. Last week, pro-government forces bombed a maternity hospital in the northwestern city of Idlib — just one of the more than 375 strikes on medical facilities since the revolution began, according to Physicians for Human Rights. Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs reports. Continue reading

  • A police officer uses a mobile phone as migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy ship Borsini in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo, southern Italy, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Guglielmo Mangiapane - RTSIWUT
    July 25, 2016  

    The NewsHour’s Malcolm Brabant was there, and the cameras were rolling, as the Doctors Without Borders rescue ship he was on came across a horrific scene: More than 20 migrants dead on an unseaworthy ship that was taking them from Northern Africa to Italy. Brabant files this, his third and final report, on the plight of refugees trying to cross the sea to a new life in Europe. Continue reading

  • A woman holds a child after disembarking from the Italian Navy ship Borsini in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo, southern Italy, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/ Guglielmo Mangiapane - RTSIWUV
    July 22, 2016  

    The boat trip from North Africa to Italy has ended in death and heartbreak for many migrants. It has been especially tough on children, many of whom come by themselves. In the second of a three-part Desperate Journey series from the Mediterranean, Malcolm Brabant is aboard a Doctors Without Border ship when one trip ends with promise of a new life in Europe. Continue reading

  • Migrants sit in their boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy ship Borsini (unseen) off the coast of Sicily, Italy, in this handout picture courtesy of the Italian Marina Militare released on July 19, 2016.  Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSIPD2
    July 19, 2016  

    The sea route from Libya to Italy is dangerous, even deadly, for African migrants and refugees who are desperate to cross. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from a Doctors Without Borders rescue ship that’s attempting to save people victimized in Libya from then dying at sea. Continue reading

  • Hospital beds lay in the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on April 26, 2016, about six months after an American airstrike killed dozens of patients, some of whom burned to death in their beds.  REUTERS/ Josh Smith     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2C4NO
    May 25, 2016  

    Last October, U.S. forces bombed an Afghan hospital in Kunduz, killing 42 people. An Army inquiry last month found that the attack was an accident, but Matthieu Aikins of the Nation Institute blames Afghan troops who told the Americans that the hospital was a Taliban stronghold. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Aikins, Gary Solis of Georgetown University and Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary’s University. Continue reading

  • A child walks past damaged buildings after an airstrike in the rebel held area of Aleppo's Baedeen district, Syria, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail - RTX2CNTZ
    May 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the UN Security Council demanded protections for hospitals in war zones after rebel rocket fire struck a hospital in a government-controlled part of Aleppo, killing at least four. Also, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during the largest Islamic State attack in months, after militants broke through Kurdish militia forces near the city of Mosul. Continue reading

  • A front loader operates at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of al-Sukari district of Aleppo, Syria, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2C1IB
    April 28, 2016  

    An airstrike smashed a hospital supported by the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders overnight in Aleppo, Syria, killing dozens including one of the region’s last pediatricians. Other attacks followed, punctuating the collapse of a cease-fire in the country’s largest city. A State Department spokesman said all signs suggest the Syrian military carried out the bombings. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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