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August 20, 2015

Over the past 100 days, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has contributed significant resources to saving lives on the Mediterranean Sea, rescuing 11,482 people at risk of drowning through its search and rescue operations onboard the ships Bourbon Argos, Dignity I and MY Phoenix (the latter operated in partnership with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station [MOAS]).

August 12, 2015

In July, more than 7,000 refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants fleeing war and privation in their home countries arrived to the Greek island of Kos, a two-fold increase compared to June. In the absence of proper reception facilities, most have had no choice but to put up tents in public parks and squares in town; or sleep outside, near the police station, without any access to latrines or showers. Food has not been provided to migrants and refugees since April. Though plenty of land is available, no facilities have been opened to shelter them.

July 20, 2015

Three months after two earthquakes killed an estimated 8,500 people and injured another 20,000 in Nepal, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reducing its operations.  

The international medical humanitarian organization will nonetheless continue monitoring for disease outbreaks in several remaining camps for displaced people and conducting surgical and post-operative support in hospitals where needs have been identified.

July 03, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the violent intrusion by armed members of Afghan Special Forces in the organization’s trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The incident is an unacceptable breach of International Humanitarian Law, which protects medical services from attacks.

June 25, 2015

Heavy clashes between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz Province resulted in a surge in wounded patients arriving at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma center in Kunduz city. From June 20 to 23, MSF medical teams treated 77 patients directly wounded in the fighting, one-third of whom were women or children.

June 03, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, a helicopter delivering humanitarian aid crashed in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) regrets to confirm the death of three of its staff members in this crash. The team was delivering much-needed medical and humanitarian assistance in Sindhupalchowk district when the accident occurred. MSF extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of our staff, and to those of the pilot of the helicopter, who was also sadly killed.

June 02, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, a helicopter delivering humanitarian aid crashed in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district.

We can confirm that the flight was chartered by Doctors Withtout Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and we are currently working to confirm the identities of the victims of the crash.

MSF extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of all of the people who lost their lives in this accident.

May 15, 2015

KUNDUZ/KABUL—Heavy fighting between Afghan forces and armed opposition groups in the northeastern province of Kunduz is increasingly isolating people living in districts outside the provincial capital, where the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma center has been receiving wounded patients.

May 15, 2015

Ten days ago, Bibi was admitted to MSF's trauma center in Kunduz, after receiving two bullet wounds as she and her family fled increased fighting in the region.

May 12, 2015

Following a first earthquake on April 25, a second earthquake hit Nepal on May 12, this one with an epicenter 80 kilometers [about 50 miles] east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are conducting assessments in the affected areas, including Dolakha itself, and have already seen some villages in the Charikot area that were destroyed by this second quake.

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