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 14, 2017

This edition of Alert features some of the most powerful images from the past year documenting our medical humanitarian work in the field and providing a glimpse into the lives of our patients.

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 27, 2017

Hundreds of people have been wounded in intense bombing and shelling in the besieged East Ghouta enclave near Damascus, Syria, in the last two weeks, creating a disaster for patients in need of medical treatment, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

November 20, 2017

A hospital supported by teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northeastern Syria received 52 patients after a car exploded near the city of al-Hasakah on November 17.

November 15, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières brings its exhibition on the plight of more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people to Santa Monica this week. Forced From Home illustrates individual stories of the world’s displaced people, and helps visitors better understand the medical humanitarian consequences of the global refugee crisis.

November 15, 2017

After a four-and-a-half–month offensive, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and an international coalition finally recaptured the city of Raqqa from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The widespread devastation in Raqqa attests to the intensity of the fighting and air strikes—and raises questions about the fate of the city’s residents, civilians who, from the start of the offensive, were trapped with no access to humanitarian aid. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of emergency operations Natalie Roberts reflects on the situation.

November 14, 2017

Ministers from the eleven countries assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have suspended many of the damaging provisions that would have restricted access to medicines and vaccines, a victory for millions of people who rely on affordable medicines worldwide.

October 31, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), brings its exhibition to raise awareness on the plight of more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people to Oakland through November 5. Forced From Home illustrates individual stories of the world’s displaced populations, and helps visitors better understand the medical humanitarian consequences of the global refugee crisis. 

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 18, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organization, brings its exhibition designed to raise awareness about the plight of the more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people to Portland this week. From October 16-22, Forced From Home will share the individual stories of the world’s displaced populations, and help visitors better understand the medical humanitarian consequences of the global refugee crisis.

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