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 27, 2016

Eighteen months of brutal conflict have plunged Yemen into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. After a short ebb in fighting brought on by recent peace negotiations, airstrikes and ground combat have fully resumed, with dire consequences for civilians. All armed actors involved in the conflict—including the Saudi-led Coalition and the Houthis—are conducting this war and carrying out indiscriminate attacks without respect for civilians or essential civilian infrastructure like hospitals.

December 21, 2016

After working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Liberia at the tail end of the Ebola epidemic, Australian nurse Emma Parker spent almost six months at Al-Salam Hospital in Khamir, Yemen. Here she describes her experience working as head nurse. 

December 17, 2016

In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, as people displaced from their homes by violence face their third winter living in harsh conditions.

More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced by the conflict, and many more continue to flee their homes every day as a result of fighting in Mosul and Hawija areas. While many have found their way to displacement camps, others are living in schools, mosques, churches, and in unfinished buildings. 

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 14, 2016

Heavily pregnant, Miriam rests on the bed in the maternity ward in Am Timan Hospital in Chad as a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) gynecologist performs an ultrasound examination of her growing belly. She seems surprised when, unexpectedly, the outline of a baby appears on the monitor. Her expression quickly turns to relief as she listens to the translator standing next to the gynecologist who confirms that Miriam’s unborn child is progressing well.

December 14, 2016

After a supposed ceasefire broke down almost immediately, the long-besieged and almost completely destroyed neighborhoods of East Aleppo were once again subjected to heavy shelling yesterday and today, increasing the misery of residents to an almost unthinkable level.

December 13, 2016

Libya remains fragmented by ongoing conflict in several parts of the country. The insecurity, economic collapse, and breakdown of law and order make daily life a struggle for many Libyans, and for the hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who enter the country after fleeing conflict, extreme poverty, or persecution in their home nations.

December 13, 2016

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 13, 2016 — At this critical juncture in the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed outrage over the unremitting violence directed against civilians and the unresponsiveness of those who can stop it.

MSF called on all warring parties to abide by their obligation to protect civilians in both the besieged areas and in areas newly taken over by the Syrian government.

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.

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