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. One MSF health centre was still functioning. On 18 November, a cholera treatment unit was set up in a transit camp on the Rwandan side of the border, and within a day, MSF and Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin) each treated fifty cases. A number of way stations had been set up along the road between Gisenyi and Ruhengeri – a distance of eighty kilometres – and all were equipped to treat

in Humanitarian aid, genocide and mass killings
Geographical networks of auxiliary medical care in the First World War

, utilising a range of wood–metal–steam geographies. 36 Stretchers, ambulances, ships, ambulance trains, railways and canals were identifiably non-human components of this relational geography. 37 Official war histories show sketch drawings of the front-line arrangements 38 a micro-scale network of dressing-stations, stretcher parties and ultimate connection to CCS and

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
Lessons from the health sector

power station near the border on the river Erne, the details of collaboration were worked out by public officials on both sides, with no direct contact between the two governments. It was not until 1951 that ministers met face to face, the first such contact since 1925, when the company which operated the Belfast-Dublin railway service was threatened with closure. Pragmatism over

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
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Temple Street Hospital and the 1916 Rising

. ‘An awful week of strain and terror’ By 1916, Dublin's hospital network had been temporarily reconfigured in consequence of the war. Temple Street and its staff struggled to meet the demands of the war, but, arguably, the proximity of relief hospitals and Red Cross stations also meant that they were far better equipped to cope with the difficulties

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
Transdniestria as a case study

controls the majority of shares in the Moldovan Metallurgical Plant (at Ribnita), which generates two-thirds of the region’s tax revenues. The Cuciurgan power station and KVINT brandy factory also provide the PMR with ‘state’ revenues. Smirnov has stated that PMR has a $53m positive trade balance with the US, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, and ‘Trade with CIS member countries totalled $639m in the

in The security dimensions of EU enlargement
The impact of the First World War on the 1918–19 influenza pandemic in Ulster

influenza in Ireland The first reported influenza outbreak in Ireland was at a naval base in Queenstown (now Cobh) in Cork in May 1918, where seventy-seven influenza cases occurred on the USS Dixie , which was stationed there. 6 These initial influenza cases appeared to be confined to the Dixie crew. However, it is evident that the first influenza outbreak in

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
From the ‘scramble for Africa’ to the Great War

Commissioner of the Society on the Nile in charge of a small team of doctors and Nursing Sisters. Spring 1885 saw the NAS embark on a new venture, this time at Suakin in support of the army of Sir Gerald Graham. Graham was under orders to secure this strategic area of Eastern Sudan at a time when the British government had contracted a private engineering company to construct a railway from Suakin to

in Calculating compassion

soldier, ‘armed helicopters took part in the operation’ though without opening fire. Aerial attacks which would treat as a single military objective a number of clearly separate and distinct military objectives, such as a variety of munitions factories or main-line railway stations used for the movement of troops, located in an area containing a concentration of civilians or civilian objects, are illegal

in The contemporary law of armed conflict
The Central Sphagnum Depot for Ireland at the Royal College of Science for Ireland, 1915–19

-ventilated room’, and every collector was required to exercise ‘ scrupulous cleanliness [ sic ] in its handling’ before dispatching the dried moss to Dublin ‘in sacks with washable linings’. 46 Free or reduced charges were negotiated by the Committee with the Irish railway companies for the transportation of the sacks of dried moss to Dublin. From

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
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‘citizen-detectives’ to be vigilant at all times and to report any behaviour that they deem to be ‘suspicious’ (Vaughan-Williams, 2008 ). At ports, airports, and international railway stations, a growing number of ‘trusted’ travellers are also expected to interact willingly with biometric technologies such as ‘e-passports’ and ‘e-gates’ in order to facilitate identity

in Everyday security threats