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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April 25, 2017

MSF has included prevention in its malaria response for many years, initially mainly through vector control and increasing access to diagnosis and treatment.

April 25, 2017

The hospital opened by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Qayyarah, Iraq, last December is around 35 miles (60 km) south of Mosul. Distant enough not to hear the sounds of airstrikes and rocket fire, but sufficiently close for the wounded to be brought in when medical facilities nearer the front line are no longer able to cope.

On February 18, the Iraqi army launched an offensive with the support of the U.S.-led coalition to retake west Mosul, the part of the city still under control of the so-called Islamic State.

April 25, 2017

In the more than two years since the armed conflict escalated, thousands of people have been injured, maimed, and killed.

April 24, 2017

A massive outbreak of acute watery diarrhea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, and it’s exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years.

April 18, 2017

Fifty-seven-year-old Ahmed* is angry when he retells the story of how he and his family arrived in Pulka—a small town in the Gwoza region of southern Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. But his face lights up with a smile as he remembers his life back home in the nearby village of Kirawa before the conflict between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram began. 

April 11, 2017

Al Alam Camp, near Tikrit, Iraq, is currently home to about 8,000 women, children, and men who were displaced from their homes to the north by the ongoing conflict. These families have come here in search of safety and support, from towns and villages ravaged by conflict, where food, fuel, and medicines are scarce.

April 10, 2017

In southern Syria, fighting intensified in February and March as opposing forces vied for control of the city of Dara´a. As bombings and aerial attacks in eastern Dara´a increased, hospitals and medical structures in the area were forced to close to avoid being targeted. Some residents have also witnessed civilian structures being targeted by airstrikes.

April 03, 2017

On Sunday, April 2, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent a multidisciplinary team consisting of a coordinator, a doctor, a nurse, a psychologist, and a logistician to Mocoa, Colombia, to assess the medical needs of people affected by this weekend's landslides.

The teams traveled to different parts of Colombia, where for 15 years MSF has provided primary, mental and sexual and reproductive health care to victims of armed conflict and violence in isolated populations in twenty departments of the country.

March 31, 2017

In Tal Afar District, northwest of Mosul, a dire lack of functional medical facilities is preventing the population from accessing health care. In response, MSF is expanding its activities in the area, opening a maternity clinic in October 2016 and, more recently, a stabilization unit and children’s ward in the village of Tal Maraq.

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