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.

January 23, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a major distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment and purification tablets, blankets, and energy bars in Haiti’s most remote, mountainous southwestern region. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary families will also receive a set of 10 corrugated metal sheets, enough to rebuild a 130 square-foot roof that will improve the quality of shelters and help maintain a level of dignity.

October 28, 2016

More than three weeks after Hurricane Matthew swept over southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still severely affected, with inadequate shelter, food and drinking water, while some remote communities remain cut off and inaccessible.

October 28, 2016

Three weeks after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, residents of many remote communities are still struggling to access much-needed medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is using every possible method--including helicopters--to reach isolated villages. Here, MSF doctor Danielle Perreault describes visiting the village of Pourcine in response to an emergency call.

October 20, 2016

Access to the affected areas remains difficult and MSF teams are running a helicopter mobile clinic to reach remote villages in the mountains.

October 17, 2016

On October 4, Hurricane Matthew hit the southern coast of Haiti and has left much of the country in shambles. Here you'll find images of the destroyed landscape in the many communities MSF continues to take action in.

October 12, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are treating people for cholera, injuries and other medical conditions and providing support to medical facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

October 10, 2016

Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are continuing their assessments of areas of Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew on the Tiburon peninsula as well as the Artibonite and Northwest departments. 

In Jérémie, MSF found that the reference hospital has suffered damage and lacks water and electricity. There are a significant number of hurricane survivors with infected wounds and also cholera cases. The MSF team carried out 250 medical consultations this weekend.

October 08, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, four Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are assessing the needs at medical facilities and affected communities in five departments of the country: Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes, Artibonite, and Nord-Ouest.

Access to the affected areas is difficult and the full scale and nature of the needs have yet to be determined. Haitian officials report a death toll in the hundreds that continues to rise. The risk of cholera is very high in affected areas.

December 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti in late October, bringing with it a rise in cholera cases. Even though the Ministry of Health's response to cholera remains inadequate, many aid organizations are leaving the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs five cholera treatment centers to respond to the epidemic and teams have increased the number of beds in order to deal with the influx of patients. At the treatment centers, patients receive oral or intravenous rehydration and the most severe cases receive antibiotics.

October 23, 2008

For several weeks, MSF helped support the Rabouteau Health Center in Gonaives. It reopened a hospital in another part of town while also organizing water distribution. MSF continues to witness difficult situations and documents the stories of some of the people still forgotten weeks after the last storm.

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