Dr Eve Bruce and a colleague in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.

Three Irish women working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan will celebrate International Women’s Day in a conflict zone. Nurse Aoife(...)

 Syrians gather outside a hospital supported by MSF near Maarat al-Numan after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. File photograph: Sam Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

At least one Médecins Sans Frontières-backed hospital in Syria was bombed or shelled every week in 2015, according to the latest data from the group. (...)

Syrian refugees walk along the Istanbul-Edirne highway in an attempt to cross the Turkish-Greek border in Edirne, a city in the west of Turkey. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

Aid agencies have criticised European ministers for failing to reach an agreement on a relocation scheme for refugees, calling on the EU to replace sm(...)

Refugees and migrants try to board a bus following their arrival onboard a  passenger ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens.  Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The director of the Irish office of an international medical humanitarian organisation has described her shock at the absence of basic reception condi(...)

A Macedonian police officer facing a young migrant woman near Idomeni, northern Greece. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

“Nothing will stop the refugees!” cried Vasilis Tsartsanis, waving towards hundreds of migrants in a dusty clearing on the border between Greece an(...)

MSF project co-ordinator  Juan Matias Gil (right)  with  rescued Palestinian  migrants Mohammed (35) and his  one-year-old daughter Azeelin, who were on a vessel carrying migrants which capsized in the Mediterranean on August 5th. Mohammed’s wife Diana also survived the sinking. Photograph: MSF

Two families plucked from the Mediterranean by the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh 10 days ago have described the intense relief at bei(...)

A video grab released by the Irish Defence Forces and recorded aboard the LÉ Niamh shows people in liferafts launched during the rescue. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/AFP/Getty Images

The capsize of a boat with more than 600 people on board just as LÉ Niamh inflatables were approaching it north of Libya is the worst single incident(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway, at The Human Right to Health meeting at NUIG on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

President Michael D Higgins has called for a “deepening of the discourse” between economics and human rights, particularly the human right to health.I(...)

Counting down the minutes to medical attention while waiting on a hospital trolley in the wee small hours, one may have many thoughts: but not necessa(...)