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 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).

December 01, 2017

For many people in rural South Sudan, HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) is nearly impossible to obtain, partly because war has forced many to flee to isolated locations where treatment options are limited or nonexistent. But in Yambio County—in the southwest—things are different as a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) pilot project is providing same-day care to many people living with HIV.

November 30, 2017

Six weeks after Raqqa was retaken from the so-called Islamic State, former residents of the Syrian city and its surrounding areas are returning to find their homes in ruins and their streets and fields littered with the dangerous remnants of war, including booby traps, landmines, ammunition, and rockets. From November 19 to 28, 49 patients with blast injuries arrived at the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) clinic in a neighborhood in eastern Raqqa.

November 21, 2017

Since August 25, more than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh. Spurred by a campaign of targeted violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority, this massive exodus is just the most recent episode in a decades-long cycle of persecution and displacement.

November 17, 2017

Since September, a cholera epidemic in Chad has followed the meandering path of the Bahr-Azoum river—used by many for washing, bathing, and even drinking—southward from the eastern Sila region to the more heavily populated district of Am Timan, in Salamat region, near the border with Central African Republic.

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).

November 01, 2017

The spread of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has slowed since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) first began detecting and treating cases in early 2017, and the subsequent declaration of the outbreak by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in mid-April. Through a combination of active case finding, quicker diagnoses, a medical protocol, and working with the community through a network of volunteers, the case fatality rate has fallen.

October 30, 2017

The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in Yemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.

The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June—at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October.

October 25, 2017

The offensive on Raqqa that started in June 2016 ended on October 17 when the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the international coalition, took control of the city, which has been cleared of fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group. However, the end of the battle in Raqqa doesn’t mean that the war in this part of Syria is over—or that people in the region are no longer suffering.

October 19, 2017

On October 18 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the port city of Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar.

MSF’s international medical personnel are supporting staff from the Malagasy Ministry of Health to provide treatment to patients currently hospitalized in the plague triage and treatment center. This specialized facility was built earlier this week outside the city’s hospital by international partners, including MSF.

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