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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Ethiopia mental health
October 03, 2017

In recent years, severe drought and the resulting die-off of livestock have forced thousands of formerly nomadic people to settle near Galorgube, a small town in the Doolo Zone of Ethiopia’s Somali region. The situation has led to a humanitarian emergency in the area, with an acute malnutrition crisis and outbreaks of disease taking a heavy toll on the displaced population. The number of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone is now at the highest point in the ten years Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has worked in the area.

September 11, 2017

Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Wil van Roekel describes the ramifications of the violence for patients, including on some 1,600 HIV patients who need daily medication to survive.

August 22, 2017

A 10-year-old boy loses two brothers and survives a bullet. Civilians are bearing the brunt of new violence in Bangassou and elsewhere in Central African Republic. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to meet the medical needs of displaced people, but many are too fearful to come for assistance. 

August 22, 2017

The situation in and around Bangassou, CAR, has become very volatile as violence has spread throughout the region, leading to ongoing, massive displacement.

August 10, 2017

Approximately 10,000 people have taken shelter on the grounds of Batangafo hospital in Central African Republic (CAR), more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday.

August 07, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid worker, Dr. Edward Chu, writes about his recent assignment in Central African Republic, where he served as the medical activities manager in the Bangui General Hospital. View External Media. 

August 07, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical activities manager, Dr Edward Chu, returned home to Arizona from a six-month assignment in Central African Republic where he managed MSF’s trauma unit in the capital, Bangui. It is the only trauma unit in the city, and the referent unit for MSF’s projects all around the country. View External Media. 

July 18, 2017

Malnutrition is reaching alarming levels in Ethiopia's Somali region. Voice of America spoke to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator, Tara Newell, about the situation. View External Media. 

July 13, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has withdrawn its staff and suspended its medical activities in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), after a baby was shot and killed Tuesday in a hospital where it was working.

July 05, 2017

ZEMIO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, JULY 5, 2017—More than 15,000 people have been displaced—with many wounded and unable to reach medical care—following clashes in Zemio, a town in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) where the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs an HIV program. Zemio had been spared from much of the conflict raging in other regions of CAR until last week, when fighting broke out. 

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