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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December 28, 2016

Almost six years into the conflict in Syria, the high number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has put considerable pressure on the country's health system. In November 2014, the Jordanian Health Ministry decided it would no longer provide free health care to refugees. Since then, registered Syrian refugees have had to obtain legal documentation from the Interior Ministry to receive health care from public health facilities at subsidized rates.

February 04, 2014

Months of conflict between armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu Province have exposed thousands of civilians to extreme levels of violence. Many people have sustained life-threatening injuries, lost family members in the fighting, and have been forced to flee their homes. As well as the physical trauma caused, these events have left people with invisible psychological scars that can often go untreated.

May 02, 2013

Nearly a decade ago, when violence in Iraq was driving NGOs out of the country, MSF opened a surgery program for wounded Iraqi civilians in neighboring Jordan, a program that continues to this day.

March 05, 2012

After fighting forced a suspension of operations, MSF has returned to continue providing medical care in Shamwana, Katanga Province.

February 13, 2012

MSF nurse Alice Echumbe describes her experiences as supervisor at MSF's Jamaa Letu family health center.

July 07, 2011

MSF is providing urgently-needed psychosocial counseling in North Kivu province, torture, forced labor, harassment, rape, armed attacks, killings and lootings are weekly, if not daily, realities.

October 14, 2010

Snapshots from MSF mental health programs in Kashmir, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Iraq show some of the complex issues confronted by those who seek counseling.  

May 17, 2010

"There’s still a lot of insecurity. Attacks, killings, armed offensives and kidnappings still run rife. The population lives in a constant state of tension, always ready to flee en masse at the slightest rumor of an attack by the rebels from the LRA."

April 01, 2009

Sarah Hustache, Marie-Rose Moro, Jacky Roptin, Renato Souza, Grégoire Magloire Gansou, Alain Mbemba, Thomas Roederer, Rebecca F Grais, Valérie Gaboulaud, Thierry Baubet
Int J Ment Health Syst 2009;3:7
International Journal of Mental Health Systems

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April 25, 2005

Erika Seid, an American psychotherapist, spent ten months (March 2004 to January 2005) working with MSF to establish mental health services clinic in Kinkala, a town of six to ten thousand people, in the Pool region of the Republic of Congo.