Doctors Without Borders

Animation of a person lying in the dark in what seems to be a jail cell. Light shines in from a window with bars.

At a clinic for torture survivors, an Iranian refugee works to build a new life


Behzad says he was imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four years before fleeing to Greece. In Athens, a special clinic for torture survivors, run by Doctors Without Borders, is helping people like him rebuild their lives.

Helping Haiti: Relief through Music

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Save the Children workers rescue migrants on a boat in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya

Aid groups rescue over 1,600 migrants in the Mediterranean in a single day

Abdallah Khalil (right) with friends in northern Paris. Khalil arrived in Paris in December and hopes to get asylum in France.

French police don’t want migrants getting too comfortable on the streets of Paris

Tunisian fishermen try on life jackets offered by MSF at the end of the training. The fishermen say in general they lack the equipment to cope with boatloads of migrants and refugees in distress.

Tunisian fishermen are trained to be ‘safety nets’ for migrants making a deadly sea crossing

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Workers unload emergency medical aid from Medecins Sans Frontieres from a plane at Sanaa airport on April 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders pleads: ‘Please allow the humanitarian actors to do their work’ in Yemen


Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, the head of Doctors Without Borders’ mission in Yemen, says combat deaths are not the only human cost of the civil war there. Patients with treatable conditions are now at risk because Yemen is running out of drugs and doctors. She wants the international community to step up and help.

A girl and her brother shelter in a cave during an air raid in the Nuba mountains of Sudan in 2012.

Doctors become targets in Sudan’s forgotten wars


War is very much a part of daily life in Sudan, with several marginalized minorities in revolt against the government in Khartoum. And while these wars may be forgotten by the wider world, aid groups like Doctors Without Borders are on the ground — and sometimes targeted for attacks.

MSF staff working in Ramtha Hospital (Jordan, near the Syrian border), where war wounded patients from Syria are being treated. MSF medical staff is doing rounds in the wards. The girl photographed lost one leg due to artillery injury.

At a refugee hospital in Jordan, kids deal with war, resilience and friendship


In a town in Syria, two young boys were exploring outside when they found an electronic device. That device turned out to be an explosive, and they were badly wounded. Fortunately, they were quickly brought to a hospital in neighboring Jordan. But despite their dire circumstances, the two managed to persevere — while their friendship grew stronger than ever.

Nurse Deborah Wilson has recently returned from Liberia, where she worked with Doctors Without Borders to treat Ebola patients.

An Ebola nurse faces widespread stigma after returning from Liberia


It’s been 21 days since registered nurse Deborah Wilson worked with Ebola patients in Liberia. That means she’s Ebola-free. She’s proud of the work she did with Ebola patients, but it’s made life difficult — not because of illness, but because of stigmatization from even her closest friends.

Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter, an MSF Mental Health Manager from Norway, poses with six-year-old Ebola survivor Patrick.

Ebola forges a bond between a young boy and the psychologist who helped him


With every disease, physical and mental trauma go hand in hand. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter, a Norwegian psychologist with Doctors Without Borders, helped treat the latter during her time in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa. That’s where she struck up a friendship with Patrick, a 6-year-old patient.