September 02, 2008

Due to a rise in violence, MSF has been forced to cease medical activities in one of its clinics in the Wardigley/Hodan area of Mogadishu, Somalia.

September 01, 2008

A humanitarian air service flight went missing during a storm on September 1 en route between Kisangani and Bukavu. As of midday, September 2, aerial surveillance indicated that there were no survivors of the crash.

August 29, 2008

An emergency relief team from Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has reached the areas worst affected by the flooding in Bihar State, India. The team, including a logistician, a water-sanitation engineer, and a physician, are assessing the extent of the humanitarian needs in Araria and Purnea-Madhepura. The team has also brought supplies of non-food items for distribution to the affected population.

August 28, 2008

In Tbilisi, MSF emergency teams are providing medical aid to those who have fled the fighting among Russians, Ossetians, and Georgians in South Ossetia. They are chiefly offering medical attention to people in shelters, some of them very elderly.

August 26, 2008

Nearly 40,000 people have received food distributions through MSF nutrition activities in southern Ethiopia over the last four months. Although harvest time has arrived in some areas and is close in others, hungry crowds still gather at the entrance of the centers.

August 26, 2008

MSF has evacuated 49 patients suffering from gunshot wounds from Kalma camp to the hospital of Nyala in Darfur, Sudan.

August 25, 2008

At least 65 patients who were wounded in shooting early this morning in Kalma camp, one of the largest camps for displaced people in Darfur, Sudan, have been admitted to the MSF clinic there.

August 24, 2008

An MSF emergency team based in Tbilisi has been able to gain access to the separatist province of South Ossetia and visit Tskhinvali hospital there. MSF, which already provides support to displaced people in Tbilisi, has offered to provide medical assistance in South Ossetia.

August 22, 2008

MSF continues to assist about 460,000 people in the Irrawaddy Delta. A total of 450 staff are working in Labutta, Ngapudaw, Bogaley, Setsu, and Pyapon areas. MSF has provided more than 66,000 medical consultations by end of July.

August 20, 2008

Confronted by rapidly escalating numbers of severely malnourished patients in southern Ethiopia, MSF has set up 51 ambulatory nutrition centers and five hospitalization centers. More than 20,000 patients with severe acute malnutrition have been admitted to the program.