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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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.

September 28, 2017

An escalation in the bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwestern Syria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today.

June 09, 2017

AMSTERDAM/SYRIA, JUNE 9, 2017—Intensified fighting for control of the Syrian city of Raqqa has forced civilians to either stay in their homes and villages under heavy bombardment, or attempt to leave the city and risk their lives crossing active frontlines and minefields, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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 06, 2016

Al-Marj clinic is an MSF-supported medical site in East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. After suffering a series of tragedies, Dr. Abu Yasser*, a general practitioner and director of the medical department of the clinic, describes the newest challenge: no more ambulances.

Yesterday, Dec. 5, a strike hit near our clinic and destroyed our two ambulances and two other hospital cars. This is terrible because now we are worried about what we’ll do if injured people come in and we can’t refer them elsewhere.

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 21, 2016

Several medical facilities, including a children’s hospital and the largest general hospital in the area, have been hit or destroyed since airstrikes on besieged East Aleppo resumed on November 15, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Saturday.

October 31, 2016

The bombing campaign in Aleppo has left thousands of people in need of serious medical care, including Abdul Hadi, a nine-year-old boy who suffers severe brain trauma and memory loss from an airstrike that hit while he played innocently in his front yard. Roadblocks in the besieged city keep Hadi from reaching the specialized attention he needs.

October 12, 2016

Since the end of September, a horrific bombing campaign has been underway in Aleppo, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. More than 250,000 people are living under siege in east Aleppo, and the eight remaining hospitals in the area are overwhelmed; doctors are working around-the-clock with limited resources. Dr Abu Huthaifa shares his story as a surgeon working in Aleppo for the past three-and-a-half years.

October 10, 2016

“What is clear is that we have lost the capacity to help in any major way,” says MSF's head of mission for Syria projects. Only 35 doctors remain in east Aleppo and they are overwhelmed with needs.

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