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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August 20, 2015

Over the past 100 days, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has contributed significant resources to saving lives on the Mediterranean Sea, rescuing 11,482 people at risk of drowning through its search and rescue operations onboard the ships Bourbon Argos, Dignity I and MY Phoenix (the latter operated in partnership with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station [MOAS]).

May 22, 2015

More than 35,000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa to reach Italy between January and the middle of May this year; last year, more than 170,000 migrants landed on Italy’s shores.  

March 24, 2013

MSF has been forced to cancel a conference on medical ethics due to take place in Bahrain in April because of a lack of assurances from authorities.

September 18, 2012

Dr. Unni Karunakara, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), met yesterday in Geneva with a Bahraini parliamentary delegation that included the Minister of Human Rights Dr. Salah Bin Ali Abdularahman.

Dr. Karunakara raised issues related to the need for impartial access to health care in Bahrain, and the obligation of medical staff to provide health care regardless of patients’ political or sectarian affiliations.

April 12, 2012

In Bahrain, people continue to avoid seeking medical care in public hospitals for fear of discrimination, harassment, and ill treatment.

August 05, 2011

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the release of Saeed Mahdi, and recognizes that he has now been granted access to a lawyer. MSF firmly maintains that Saeed Mahdi was working with the organization in the capacity of driver and translator. We remain concerned about the circumstances in which he was arrested. MSF is still unable to resume working in Bahrain without guarantees that its premises and personnel would be respected.
 

August 03, 2011

MSF condemns the armed raid of its premises in Bahrain on July 28 and the subsequent detention of one of its staff members.

July 19, 2011

Using medical aid as a camouflage for military advantage threatens the lives of patients in the most precarious and embattled places worldwide. 

June 14, 2011

An MSF staff member detained for weeks in Bahrain was released uncharged on June 11.

May 31, 2011

Saeed Mahdi has been detained for weeks in Bahrain after being severely beaten upon arrest by authorities. No information has been provided about his condition and whereabouts.

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