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.

South Sudan cholera malnutrition
June 02, 2017

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JUNE 2, 2017—Malnutrition and suspected cases of cholera are escalating among people sheltering in the bush near Pieri, in northeastern South Sudan, putting the health of thousands of people at risk, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

February 21, 2017

People are constantly on the move in South Sudan’s Leer and Mayendit counties, where shifting front lines of conflict frequently force residents to flee their homes. Repeated attacks on the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Leer have further complicated the situation, necessitating new approaches to health care provision. Here, MSF doctor Philippa Pett describes how her team of South Sudanese staff has adapted to provide health care to people on the move through a flexible network of mobile clinics.

February 21, 2017

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 21, 2017—The protracted conflict in South Sudan's Mayendit and Leer counties is leading to extremely high levels of malnutrition, as people are repeatedly forced to flee their homes to take shelter in remote areas, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

January 11, 2017

In the last three years, the continuous conflict between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile State has forced many families to make a desperate decision: stay and risk being killed, or leave and risk having their property stolen.   

September 21, 2016

At the end of 2013, when fighting broke out in the capital of South Sudan and rapidly spread throughout the country, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) dispatched teams along with medical supplies to critically affected locations. The number of projects run by MSF quickly increased; today MSF has 17 projects across nine of South Sudan's 10 states.

June 09, 2016

Little Wuk is a malnourished boy. He is two years old but only weighs as much as a baby of a few months. He was admitted three days ago and received stabilization treatment and antibiotics to treat an infection. This morning he started eating ready-to-use therapeutic food, which is made from a mixture of peanut paste with proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. He will be discharged in a few days if he can eat and does not require further treatment. His mother will then take him home with her four other children.

December 11, 2015

December 15, 2015, marks two years of conflict since fighting broke out in South Sudan's capital, Juba, and spread rapidly throughout the country. This collection of photographs reflects the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 18 locations in South Sudan and in camps across the borders in Ethiopia and Uganda where many South Sudanese have taken shelter. 

July 14, 2014

Before the conflict, MSF would have around 200 children in its ambulatory therapeutic feeding center at any one time. Now staff is seeing 1,800.

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