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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November 22, 2017

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/NEW YORK, 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.

November 13, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was told by the Pakistani authorities to close its medical activities in Bajaur Agency in north-western Pakistan. The closure will leave thousands of people in Bajaur Agency without access to free vital healthcare. The announcement comes just seven weeks after MSF was forced to close its project in Kurram Agency, also in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

September 14, 2017

After 14 years in Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. Without providing any explanation, authorities have refused to issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC). With no valid NOC, MSF cannot continue medical activities in Kurram Agency.

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. 

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