Tag: Doctors Without Borders

Washington Post ‘Fact Check’ Parses Whether Migrant Women ‘Sexually Abused’ or ‘Assaulted’ by Traffickers

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler fired off a “fact check” during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, parsing whether migrant women were “sexually abused” or “assaulted” while traveling through Mexico to the United States with human traffickers. In his remarks, the president appeared to cite a May 2017 report via Doctors Without Borders, which says: “1 in 3 […]

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How Bangladesh Made Abortion Safer

No one knows how many Rohingya became pregnant as a result of rape by the Myanmar military. No one knows how many babies were born to survivors of sexual violence living among the 750,000 Rohingya in camps in Bangladesh. The systematic sexual violence against the Rohingya reminded many in Bangladesh […]

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Yemen Dispatch: In Yemen, Lavish Meals for Few, Starvation for Many and a Dilemma for Reporters

SANA, Yemen — At a restaurant in the Yemeni capital, Sana, a waiter brought bowls of slow-cooked lamb served with mounds of rice. For dessert there was kunafa, the classic Arab dish of golden brown pastry filled with cheese. An hour later I was back at work, in a hushed […]

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After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

ROME — Dozens of migrants — possibly more than 100 people — drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe this month after their boat sank and passengers waited in the water for hours until a rescue ship arrived, according to Doctors Without Borders. European airplanes dropped lifeboats […]

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Global Health: Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning

The month-old Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which emerged unexpectedly in a dangerous region and quickly soared to over 100 cases, now appears to be fading. Only a handful of new cases appear each week, and the region’s two treatment centers, full until recently, now have fewer […]

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My Week With The Fastest Gamers On Earth

Eight years ago, Games Done Quick started as a handful of sleep-deprived speedrunners unexpectedly crammed into owner Mike Uyama’s mom’s basement. Networking issues had forced them to abandon their planned location at MAGFest’s hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, so they improvised. Back then, the organizers’ chief concern was whether a residential internet connection and jury-rigged hardware […]

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The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak

Advertisement Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region’s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread. By Emily Baumgaertner June 1, 2018 ImageHealth care workers preparing a makeshift center to administer an experimental vaccine in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where the outbreak began, in May.CreditKenny Katombe/Reuters Aiming […]

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