Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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August 30, 2017

Yury*, 38, is celebrating a moment he thought would never arrive: he has been cured of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). This moment is also a milestone for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Yury is the first patient to complete MSF’s tuberculosis treatment program in Belarus, run in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

April 07, 2017

The Associated Press reports on Hungary's new rules allowing authorities to detain all asylum-seekers, including women and children, in border camps built from shipping containers. A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team said beatings and abuse were also systematic. View external media

March 08, 2017

BRUSSELS/BELGRADE/NEW YORK—In recent months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Serbia have treated an increasing number of patients reporting widespread violence and cruel and degrading treatment allegedly perpetrated by Hungarian authorities at the Serbian/Hungarian border, MSF said today, calling on Hungarian authorities to investigate and take immediate action to stop these brutal practices.

January 13, 2017

Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported more than 350 health facilities on the both sides of the contact line with donations of medical equipment and medicines to treat war-wounded and people with chronic diseases. MSF teams have also provided mental health counseling, primary health care, and have assisted safe deliveries for pregnant women.

January 12, 2017

Despite the “back-to-school ceasefire”—an agreement signed in September to guarantee a safe environment for children to attend school after the summer—shelling continues in many villages located near the front line areas in eastern Ukraine. After nearly three years of conflict, civilians still bear the brunt of the ongoing violence, with more than 1.7 million forced from their homes, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the International Organization for Migration.

January 12, 2017

Since March 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has run mobile clinics in locations around Mariupol and Kurakhove, eastern Ukraine. MSF mobile teams—usually a doctor, a nurse, and a psychologist—provide medical consultations, medications, and mental health support to displaced people and those living near the front line areas. MSF also donates medical supplies to local health facilities and health workers, including those located at the Mariinka checkpoint. 

“Tell People What is Happening Here”

December 14, 2016

After a supposed ceasefire broke down almost immediately, the long-besieged and almost completely destroyed neighborhoods of East Aleppo were once again subjected to heavy shelling yesterday and today, increasing the misery of residents to an almost unthinkable level.

November 29, 2016

A doctor* in a makeshift clinic in the East Ghouta area near Damascus told MSF the following about the latest attacks in the area:

In the past three weeks, we’ve experienced new waves of strikes coming from the sky and the ground. These strikes have been hitting residential areas, particularly schools. There are still functioning medical centers but we are barely coping with this new wave of violence.

November 29, 2016

The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant increases in mass casualty influxes.

Just today, Friday, multiple airstrikes again hit East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. Medics in the area are reporting many casualties, including women and children, but the tally of today’s war-wounded and war-dead is not yet complete.

October 12, 2016

MSF-USA Executive Director, Jason Cone, explains the decision to deny Pfizer's free vaccine donations for the world's deadliest disease among children in order hold on to MSF's independence and send a message to Pfizer that "free" cannot cover up the issue of unaffordable medicine.

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