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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April 27, 2017

Over the last three days, close to 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the Agwelek forces around the town of Kodok.

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. 

March 16, 2017

In recent weeks, fighting in the Greater Upper Nile region has left the town of Wau Shilluk deserted, and now thousands of vulnerable people who fled the violence are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Until recently, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ran a hospital in Wau Shilluk, but when the fighting approached, the organization was forced to evacuate the facility.

March 16, 2017

For the past two years, Francis Ronyo worked as a nurse at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Wau Shilluk, South SudanFrancis was on duty when the order was given to evacuate Wau Shilluk and flee to Kodok.

March 16, 2017

Mary Mayik Lual is a 32-year-old single mother of five, who worked as a cleaner at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Wau Shilluk, South Sudan. When the fighting started she was forced to flee with the rest of the town’s population to Kodok and then to Aburoch, where MSF runs emergency operations.

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.   

December 21, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) executive director Jason Cone discusses the refugee crisis on a panel with Melissa Fleming, head of communications at UNHCR, and Alek Wek, supermodel and philanthropist from South Sudan.

December 16, 2016

No access to health care, except for those that are being provided by aid agencies. Very difficult to find clean drinking water. Prolonged years now of failed harvests, leading to increased food insecurity. And then of course, just the never-ending feeling that violence could rip apart your life and the life of your family.

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