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UN Appoints Experts to DRC ’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses
By Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2017 (IPS)The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Security Council observes a moment of silence in memory of two UN experts who were killed recently while monitoring the sanctions regime in the Kasaï Central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Credit: UN PhotoCentral Kasai has been mired in a conflict between g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports
Egyptian countryside south of Luxor, Egypt. In the background: the village of Al Bayadiyah. Photo: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR). Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, May 24 2017 (IPS)Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase. These are some of the Middle East and North of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

Africa: U.S.$21 Million Grant to Boost Food Security, Reduce Rural Poverty
[IFAD] Rome -A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NASA study finds a connection between wildfires, drought
For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel -- a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert and stretching coast-to-coast across the continent, from Senegal and Mauritania in the west to Sudan and Eritrea in the east. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Air Pollution Emerges as a Top Killer Globally – Part 1
Dark pollution clouds over Cairo. Credit: Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani/IPS.By Martin KhorPENANG, Nov 11 2016 (IPS)New research is showing that air pollution is a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change.   Air pollution has emerged as a leading cause of deaths and serious ailments in the world.  Emissions that cause air pollution and are Greenhouse Gases are also the main factor causing climate change.Therefore, drastically reducing air pollution should now be treated as a top priority.The seriousness of this problem was highlighted by...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Environment Headlines Health air pollution Indoor air quality World Health Organization Source Type: news

Through The Challenge Initiative, IntraHealth will Improve Access to Contraception in Cities across West Africa
IntraHealth International is proud to announce its participation in The Challenge Initiative(TCI), a new three-year urban reproductive health program funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.According to the United Nations,66% of people around the world will be living in urban areas by 2050—2.5 billion more people than today.Ninety percent of this increase will be in cities in Asia and Africa. Despite increasing urbanization, the poorest people living in cities rarely have adequate access to health information and services.TCI builds on the former Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), which the Gates F...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Desert Locust Invading Yemen, More Arab States
Juvenile desert locust hoppers. Photo: FAO/G.TortoliBy Kareem EzzatCAIRO, Apr 13 2016 (IPS)Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion. “The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kareem Ezzat Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Source Type: news

UN agencies warn of funding gaps as 450,000 Mauritanians face food insecurity
Two United Nations agencies today reiterated calls for more financial contributions to fund their work in Mauritania, where more than 450,000 people are suffering from food insecurity. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Half of gay black men in U.S. likely to be diagnosed with HIV, CDC says
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of all black gay and bisexual men in the United States are projected to be diagnosed with HIV, a government study shows, in a ratio parallel to the prevalence of the virus among such men in developing nations such as Mauritania and Senegal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Benin to Host the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Ouagadougou Partnership
[AMA] The international conference, which will be held in Cotonou from December 09-11, 2015 aims to celebrate the significant strides made in facilitating access to family planning methods in the nine countries composing the Ouagadougou Partnership, namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ancient river network discovered buried under Saharan sand
Radar images of the Mauritanian desert have revealed a river stretching for more than 500km and suggest plants and wildlife once thrived thereA vast river network that once carried water for hundreds of miles across Western Sahara has been discovered under the parched sands of Mauritania.Radar images taken from a Japanese Earth observation satellite spotted the ancient river system beneath the shallow, dusty surface, apparently winding its way from more than 500km inland towards the coast. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Geology Science Western Sahara Africa World news Climate change Source Type: news

Senior UN official warns funding shortages could be disastrous for chronically food-insecure Mauritania
On her two-day visit to Mauritania, Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), saw at first hand the challenges faced by nearly 1 million food insecure people amid rising malnutrition in the country. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mauritania: WFP Chief Sees At First Hand Food and Nutrition Challenges in Mauritania
[WFP] "Mauritania has borne the brunt of recurring food crises, chronic malnutrition and instability spilling over from neighbouring Mali," said Ertharin Cousin. "We are especially concerned about the serious malnutrition situation affecting 14 percent of Mauritania's children under five." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritania: Cancelled food distribution leaves refugees at risk of increased malnutrition
The World Food Programme has suspended general food distributions for 49,500 refugees from Mali who live in a camp in the Mauritanian desert. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Mauritania: Malian Refugees At Risk of Increased Malnutrition Following Cancelled Food Distributions
[MSF] The cancellation of monthly food rations in July for 49,500 Malian refugees in Mbera Camp is likely to cause a rise in global acute malnutrition levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which provides medical care and malnutrition support in the camp. MSF calls on the international donor community to ensure that refugees in Mbera camp have reliable sources of food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritania: Malian Refugees at Risk of Malnutrition Due to Canceled Food Aid
The cancellation of monthly food rations will likely increase global acute malnutrition among 49,500 Malian refugees in southeastern Mauritania. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Mauritania: Malian Refugees at Risk of Malnutrition Due to Canceled Food Aid
Press releaseMauritania: Malian Refugees at Risk of Malnutrition Due to Canceled Food Aid July 02, 2015 BASSIKNOU, MAURITANIA/NEW YORK, JULY 2, 2015—The cancellation of monthly food rations will likely increase global acute malnutrition among 49,500 Malian refugees in southeastern Mauritania, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on the international donor community to ensure that the refugees have reliable sources of food. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Securing a Better Future for the Oceans and for People
Mamadou Sarr is a 54-year old Senegalese artisanal fisherman who has been working at sea for more than 36 years. He entered the profession out of his love for fishing and the ocean, and has been supporting a family of eight with his daily catches. Greenpeace met him at Ouakam, a fishing village on the outskirts of Dakar, where he shared his story with our local activists. "If nothing is done to reverse the negative impacts of foreign vessels in Senegalese waters," he said, "I will lose my job." Foreign vessels have been plundering the waters of West Africa for decades to stock the fish markets of Eur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

South Sudan: Take the Medicine Trail
[IRIN] Oxford -A truck carrying vital medicines to a remote refugee camp near Mauritania's border with Mali overturns during its 2,000 kilometre journey through the Sahara desert. It is the rainy season and half the consignment is damaged by mud and no longer usable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: World Bank Boosts Fisheries in Mauritania and Guinea, Contributing to the Ebola Recovery
[World Bank] Washington, DC -The World Bank Group's (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: UN Chief Appoints New Envoy for Ebola
[Premium Times]The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday appointed Ismail Ahmed of Mauritania as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, UNMEER. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN names veteran humanitarian official as new head of Ebola mission
ACCRA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed veteran humanitarian official Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania on Thursday as the new head of its mission to fight an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Thirteen Countries Move Closer to Eradicating Hunger
[FAO]Rome -FAO honors achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is stress bad for your health?
Is there something amiss with our assumption that stress equals misery, while a stress-free life is bliss?Stress is one of those words that can mean so many things, it risks meaning nothing at all. If I told you my day was “very stressful” because I had too many places to be, you’d think me no more than slightly melodramatic. But if you were the sole survivor when a tourist bus plunged into a mountain gorge, you might reasonably describe the following years as “very stressful”, too. When a concept covers that much ground, it’s a sign there’s something dodgy about it, and in her new...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Burkeman Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Mauritania: Mauritania Shuts Border With Mali Over Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after the country reported its first Ebola death near the frontier shared by the two countries. The WHO says more than 10,000 people have now been infected with the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears
BAMAKO/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Saturday, highlighting fears of further contagion in West Africa after a girl from Guinea died of the disease in Mali this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola: officials
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after a case of Ebola was confirmed in western Mali near their shared frontier, two Mauritanian officials said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Time to “Drop the Knife” for FMG in The Gambia
Circumcisers in the Gambia publicly declaring that they have abandoned the practice of FGM. Credit: Saikou Jammeh/IPSBy Saikou JammehBANJUL, Jul 13 2014 (IPS) Women’s rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FMG). The practice remains widespread in this tiny West African country of 1.8 million people, but rights activists believe that their campaign has now reached the tipping point. Two years ago, GAMCOTRAP, an apolitical non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to the p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Saikou Jammeh Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Population Religion Women's Health Circumcision female genital mutilation FGM Gambia GAMCOTRAP Islam Ministry of Women’s Affairs Re Source Type: news

OPINION: Unleashing African Young People’s Potential
Girls attend school in South Africa. Healthy, educated young people can help break the cycle of poverty. Credit: UNFPABy Adebayo FayoyinJOHANNESBURG, Jul 10 2014 (IPS) An African proverb says “a child that we refuse to build today will end up selling the house that we may build tomorrow.” The moral of this is clear. Unless we invest in our children and young people today, they might become a threat or a burden in the future.As the international community commemorates World Population Day on July 11, Africa’s growing youth population should be recognised as a ‘powerful force for change’ that re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Adebayo Fayoyin Tags: Africa Aid Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Population Poverty & MDGs Women & Economy Women's Health HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Volunteers Map Fire-Affected Neighborhoods in Chile
When news of a major fire in Valparaíso, Chile made headlines on Monday, some people sent donations. Some people took to social media. And some people mapped. Not wasting any time, digital volunteers gathered at the American Red Cross headquarters Monday morning, grabbed some caffeine and began to make a detailed map of neighborhoods affected by the fire. The volunteers were in town attending a conference about OpenStreetMap—crowd-sourced mapping technology that’s been called the “Wikipedia of maps.” They congregated at the Red Cross building to work on individual projects, but when they hear...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: Introduction Mapping Uncategorized Volunteers chile fire South America Source Type: news

Gambia: Gamcotrap Engages Religious Leaders - As They Look Forward to Ending FGM
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (Gancotrap) Thursday held a two-day regional dialogue for religious leaders from four West African countries, held at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi. The forum was held on the theme: 'Engaging religious leaders towards ending Female Genital Mutilation'. The participants were drawn from The Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea Conakry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Inflation World news Ukraine Food Protest Geology Peak oil Climate change Venezuela Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: Environment Science Geology Food Inflation Protest World news Agriculture Climate change Peak oil Venezuela Ukraine theguardian.com Blogposts Source Type: news

Tunisia: Review of Tunisia's Portfolio At Global Fund to Fight Aids
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of Health Mohamed Salah Ben Ammar met, on Monday in Tunis, with Mr. Mark Saalfeld, Fund Portfolio Manager at the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Central, Africa, Djibouti, Jordan, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 12, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Satellite eye on Earth: January 2014 – in pictures
A milky blanket shrouds North America as it feels the Arctic chill, cloud bands form patterns over the red landmass of Mauritania and world's tallest peaks sit as tiny dots over soaring Himalayas in images captured from space last month (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Photography Nasa Satellites World news Mountains Editorial European Space Agency Environment Source Type: news

Mauritania: Quadruplets in the desert
MSF helps to deliver four babies in the Mauritanian desert. A story of an uncertain start to life in Mbera refugee camp. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Dr Joanne Liu new international president of MSF
Today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes Dr Joanne Liu as the new International President of the medical humanitarian organisation. Dr Liu was elected President during MSF’s International General Assembly in June 2013. "Today’s challenges in MSF are many,” says Dr Liu. “With contexts continually evolving, how do we deliver lifesaving medical care to people suffering in conflict situations such as Afghanistan, Somalia or Syria? How can we keep patients and aid workers as safe as possible? We need to keep our patients’ needs at the core as we face these challenges.&rdqu...
Source: MSF News - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: NEWS Press Release Frontpage Source Type: news

Montreal physician is new international president of MSF
Montreal physician Joanne Liu has been elected president of the international board of the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She will take up her position at MSF’s international office in Geneva in October.   Democratic Republic of Congo © MSFPhysician Joanne Liu is the new president of the international board of MSF.  Liu’s humanitarian career with MSF started in 1996, when she worked with Malian refugees in Mauritania. Since then, her work with MSF has taken her to humanitarian crisis situations around the world. She assisted victims of the earthq...
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: NEWS Frontpage Source Type: news

[Video] Malian Refugees Find Safety, Health Risks in Mauritania Camp
(Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

North Africa: Aids Fight Need Maghreb Co-Operation, Activist Says
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Aminetou Mint El Moctar is a leading women's rights activist in Mauritania who has campaigned tirelessly for almost two decades against gender discrimination and trafficking. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hunger Strikes Malian Refugees Stranded in Mauritanian Desert
Mauritania 2013 © Nyani Quarmyne Houmou Ag Amamili arrived in the Mbera camp on November 14, 2013. As of March 11 he still had not received a tent in which to live. NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA/NEW YORK, APRIL 12, 2013—Conflict in Mali has driven nearly 70,000 refugees to Mbera camp in the Mauritanian desert, where appalling conditions and inadequate assistance are leading to severe malnutrition and deaths from preventable diseases, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report released today. Conditions in the camp wo...
Source: MSF News - April 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Refugees stranded in desert
Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home. A report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), called Stranded in the desert, calls on aid organizations to urgently renew efforts to meet the refugees’ basic needs. The report, based on testimonies collected from more than 100 refugees in Mbera refugee camp in Mauritania, examines the reasons for the refugees fleeing and reveals the underlying complexity of the crisis in neighbouring Mali. While the crisi...
Source: MSF News - April 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mauritania Mali Frontpage NEWS Source Type: news

All armed groups must respect civilians
Following deadly clashes in Timbuktu, Mali on March 30 and 31, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in the city’s hospital treated 21 wounded people, including 11 civilians, two of whom died. Sporadic clashes between soldiers and armed groups prevent residents from travelling within Timbuktu, and people have reportedly died from their injuries because of their inability to reach health facilities due to the fighting. MSF calls on all warring parties to respect civilians and to facilitate access to medical facilities. Mali 2013 © Toe Jackson/MSFThe hospital entrance in Timbuktu. MSF staf...
Source: MSF News - April 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mali Frontpage NEWS Source Type: news

Mali: All Parties Must Respect Access to Health Care
Timbuktu, Mali APRIL 3, 2013—Following deadly clashes in Timbuktu, Mali, on March 30–31, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in the city’s hospital treated 21 wounded people, including 11 civilians, two of whom died. Sporadic clashes between soldiers and armed groups prevent residents from traveling within Timbuktu, and people have reportedly died from their injuries because of their inability to reach health facilities due to the fighting. MSF calls on all warring parties to respect civilian populations and to facilitate access to medical facilities. ...
Source: MSF News - April 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UN Sahel Envoy consults with Mauritanian leaders on Mali, terrorism, environment
The fight against terrorism, the environment, the importance of development and the impact of the crisis in Mali were among the pressing issues discussed with Mauritanian officials today as the United Nations envoy for the Sahel continued his journey across the region. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Africa: Mali - MSF Gains Access to Town Devoid of Healthcare
[MSF]Two weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to work in the regions of Mopti, Gao, and Timbuktu. In addition, on the morning of 24 January, a small MSF medical team managed to reach Konna, a town located 70 kilometres north of Mopti, in the pivotal area between Mali's northern and southern sectors, where there has been intense fighting over the past week. Furthermore, nearly 6,000 new refugees were registered in Mauritania, Niger and Bur (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessing needs, providing emergency care ongoing challenges
Two weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to work in the regions of Mopti, Gao, and Timbuktu. In addition, on the morning of January 24, a small MSF medical team managed to reach Konna, a town located 70 kilometres north of Mopti, in the pivotal area between Mali’s northern and southern sectors, where there has been intense fighting over the past week. Furthermore, nearly 6,000 new refugees were registered in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso. Accessing Konna, people there without healthcare A four-person MSF medical team, composed of two doc...
Source: MSF News - January 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mali Frontpage NEWS Source Type: news

MSF field coordinator in Mopti and Douentza
Intense fighting occurred over the last week in central Mali – particularly in the town of Konna, as part of the ongoing violent conflict in the country between armed groups and government forces. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been working throughout the area straddling the line between the north and south of the country, in Douentza and Mopti, for several months. Ibrahim Ahmed is in charge of these two medical projects. Here he describes the constraints that MSF teams face and provides an update on what is happening in this pivotal region. What is the situation in Mopti? When we arrived a...
Source: MSF News - January 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mali NEWS Violence Source Type: news

MSF calls for access to Konna
As bombings and combat continue in multiple locations in Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on all parties to the conflict to authorize humanitarian organizations to enter the area of Konna and to allow aid to be provided in all areas affected by fighting. Photo: MSF, Mali.MSF has been in contact with Mali’s civilian and military authorities since Monday, as well as with the French army and government, in an effort to obtain authorization to send medical teams to Konna. To date, access roads to this town, located the centre of the country, remain closed by the Malian army.“Despite our r...
Source: MSF News - January 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mali NEWS Press Release Frontpage Source Type: news