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 16, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are coordinating on the ground to provide support and assistance to people who have been evacuated from East Aleppo. As a first step, medical and logistical teams conducted needs assessments in the region.

MSF also sent medicines and other medical supplies to a hospital in Aqrabat that is receiving wounded people who were evacuated from East Aleppo. The hospital is roughly six kilometers away from Atmah, where MSF’s warehouse is located.

December 15, 2016

As the evacuation of civilians from besieged sections of Aleppo gets underway, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are positioned in Atimah, in Idlib governorate, roughly 35 kilometers [21 miles] away from Al Atareb in Aleppo governorate. They have with them 45 tons of medical supplies—mainly drugs, consumables and medical equipment—and non-food items ready for distribution to those in need.

December 09, 2016

On August 15, 2016, a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Yemen's Hajjah governorate was hit by an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led coalition, killing 19 people, including one MSF staff member, and injuring 24 others. On December 6, the coalition's Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) released a statement calling the strike an "unintentional error" and making other claims which MSF disputes as follows.

December 08, 2016

Dr. Abu Wassim was working inside the East Aleppo hospital that was hit by airstrikes on November 17, 2016. Here, in an interview recorded a week later, he tells the story of that day:

“We started hearing shells raining down on the buildings at the end of the street, about 500 meters away from the hospital. We heard 40 or more shells exploding, with the noise moving closer and closer towards the hospital. That’s when all the staff—technicians, nurses and doctors—evacuated all the patients down to the basement.

December 01, 2016

Satish Devkota, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor based in Taiz, in south-west Yemen, discusses the dire situation on the ground and the types of severe wounds people, including many women and children, are coming to the hospital with. View external media.

 

  

November 29, 2016

Even as bombs fall on east Aleppo, babies are being born into the besieged city. For their mothers, experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in such desperate conditions is extremely challenging, both physically and psychologically.

The difficulties begin in early pregnancy. The siege has led to severe food shortages, and many pregnant women are undernourished, which can lead to severe anemia and other health problems for mother and child alike.

November 29, 2016

War-torn Aleppo is no place to raise children, but Umm Leen has seven kids, and they’ve never left the besieged city. Here, Leen tells her story about delivering a child into a city under constant target.

November 29, 2016

A doctor* in a makeshift clinic in the East Ghouta area near Damascus told MSF the following about the latest attacks in the area:

In the past three weeks, we’ve experienced new waves of strikes coming from the sky and the ground. These strikes have been hitting residential areas, particularly schools. There are still functioning medical centers but we are barely coping with this new wave of violence.

November 29, 2016

The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant increases in mass casualty influxes.

Just today, Friday, multiple airstrikes again hit East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. Medics in the area are reporting many casualties, including women and children, but the tally of today’s war-wounded and war-dead is not yet complete.

November 21, 2016

After intense fighting yesterday in Taiz, Yemen, emergency rooms managed or supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 76 war-wounded patients and another 21 people who were dead on arrival, including one off-duty MSF staff person.

It was the first day of a newly announced ceasefire in Yemen.

Most of the patients suffered fractures, severe burns, open wounds and lacerations as well as internal injuries. The wounded and dead were received on both sides of the front line, in hospitals and trauma centers managed or supported by MSF in Taiz.

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