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Montevideo, August 14th 2018 - 19:59 UTC

Tag: Doctors Without Borders

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 07:15 UTC

    Spain receives hundreds of rescued migrants but warns they will be dealt “according to our laws”

    Spain’s maritime rescue service pulled 986 people from 69 small boats its rescue craft reached in waters near the Strait of Gibraltar between Friday and Saturday

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime rescue service, have again stepped up to give the migrants shelter and ensure their basic needs are met.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Italy/Spain insist Europe must share the burden of migrants

    The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry.

    Italy has dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores to Spain after the new populist government refused them safe port in a bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry. The ship is carrying 629 migrants including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 19:33 UTC

    Spain accepts rescue boat with stranded migrants in the Mediterranean

    Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed to allow the ship to dock in its eastern port of Valencia.

    Spain will welcome a ship with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday and were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea when Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow the vessel to dock at Italian ports.

  • Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 09:41 UTC

    “Don't abandon refugees at sea” MSF calls on Europe and Italy

    From January to August, MSF teams in Pozzallo conducted medical screening for nearly 19,000 people in 64 landings

    One year after the tragic shipwreck off the island of Lampedusa in Italy, wars such as in Syria, protracted crises and chaos in Libya continue to push an unprecedented number of refugees to Europe.

  • Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

    Ebola outbreak needs an 'unprecedented' response to bring it under control

    Brice de la Vigne, MSF operations director, said efforts to bring the outbreak under control had been far too chaotic: “It is simply unacceptable”

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.

  • Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

    Ebola outbreak becomes a “public health emergency of international concern”

    WHO chief Chan said the announcement is “a clear call for international solidarity” but also said many countries would probably not see any Ebola cases.

    World Health Organization declared on Friday that the Ebola outbreak spreading across West Africa has become a “public health emergency of international concern”. WHO also revealed that Ebola took an additional 29 lives between Tuesday and Wednesday alone.