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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July 22, 2016

"Libya is a very dangerous place. There are a lot of armed people. People are killed and kidnappings are common. Arriving in Tripoli, we were locked in a house with 600 to 700 other people. We had no water to wash ourselves, we had very little food, and we were forced to sleep on top of each other. It was very difficult for my daughter—she fell sick many times. There was a lot of violence. I was beaten with bare hands, with sticks, and with guns. If you move, they beat you. If you talk, they beat you. We spent months like that, being beaten every day."

October 12, 2012

Twenty-six years after first working in the country in 1986, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have handed over the last remaining projects in Sri Lanka and MSF has left the country.

October 12, 2012

This month, we visit the Ubangi river, where MSF is treating yaws among the Pygmy population; Niger, where the rainy season and food insecurity have exacerbated malaria and malnutrition; and Sri Lanka, where after 32 years MSF is handing over its last remaining project and leaving the country. Additionally, learn about the court case Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has brought against India, the "pharmacy of the developing world."

October 03, 2012

In August 2012, MSF handed over its last remaining project in Sri Lanka to World Vision, an established international NGO with a long-term operational plan for the north of the country. 

April 03, 2012

After 18 months of activity, the MSF mental health program in Kilinochchi district closed in April 2012.

March 01, 2012

MSF is concerned about an interview suggesting that it was present in 2009 in Sri Lanka's war zone.

August 23, 2010

These patients must adjust to a whole new reality of living with paralysis in a post-conflict setting and they are trying to come to terms with the permanent loss of movement and sensation that is a daily reminder of the war.

August 20, 2010

A young woman who sustained a spinal cord injury during the war between government troops and rebels last year, receives treatment and community support at an MSF treatment facility in Vavuniya.

August 03, 2010

More than a year after the end of the war in Sri Lanka, people who suffered spinal injuries as a result of the conflict are struggling to start life again. We meet some of the patients at MSF's rehabilitation unit in Pampaimadhu Hospital near Vavuniya.

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