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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January 08, 2018

Some 30,000 people have fled violent clashes in Central African Republic (CAR) between fighters from the armed groups Revolution and Justice (RJ) and the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic People (MNLC). The two groups have been fighting in the northwest of the country since December 27, 2017. People fleeing the violence have taken refuge in the town of Paoua, arriving with stories of torched villages, extortion, and indiscriminate attacks against anyone found in the conflict zone. The situation remains extremely tense.

December 06, 2017

Since late July 2017, fighting between ex-Seleka and Anti-balaka factions has once again set the town of Batangafo and its surroundings on fire. The conflict in the area, in northern Central African Republic (CAR), has forced tens of thousands of people to abandon the temporary shelters where they had been seeking refuge since the previous crisis in 2013 and 2014. Many have found refuge in a hospital compound supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

November 22, 2017

Following a violent, armed robbery on the night of Nov. 20 that threatened the lives of its workers, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) evacuated all 58 of its Central African and international staff from Bangassou, a town in the southeast of the country that is largely under the control of various armed groups affiliated with the Anti-Balaka factions.

October 10, 2017

MSF began providing primary health services in Nariño department in 2010 and started offering mental health services in urban areas of Tumaco in 2014 following a surge in violence.

October 10, 2017

With help from a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist, a woman known as La Negra Ardiente began to recover from the severe depression that followed being raped and beaten in the violent port city of Tumaco, Colombia. Now she sings about her sorrows and her newfound strength, and she reaches out to others in the community who are struggling with mental health issues.

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 17, 2017

Gisela received mental health care from MSF and it changed her life.

August 17, 2017

Violence remains a major problem for many people in Colombia despite the peace deal the government and FARC-EP signed last year, according to a report released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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