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.

December 21, 2010

MSF staff report a grave shortage of shelter despite up to 1,500 new arrivals every week.

December 09, 2010

“Having a baby is a joy. Having three is a triple blessing,” says Fardows Abu-Bakr, 34, who recently gave birth to healthy triplets in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

November 11, 2010

“Hundreds of families have been living in makeshift shelters in a no man’s land over the past four months, waiting to be relocated to a proper camp,” said MSF’s head of mission in Kenya.

October 27, 2010

Galcayo is located in south-central Somalia with a ‘green line’ that divides Galcayo South and Galcayo North between warring factions. Twenty years of violence have destroyed basic state services and the healthcare system. Women and children are particularly vulnerable, with one in 12 women dying during childbirth and one in seven children dying before his or her first birthday.

October 03, 2010

In Sukkur, Sindh Province, as well as other areas in Pakistan, people displaced by the flooding that began at the end of July are still suffering. About 1,198 Pakistani MSF staff, with 135 international staff, have so far conducted more than 49,500 medical consultations and are distributing 1,250,400 liters (330,320 gallons) of clean water per day in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

September 06, 2010

More than 500,000 people have arrived in Sukkur. Reportedly, one out of every three people there is a newcomer seeking dry shelter anywhere; empty school buildings, streets, and even old railway lines are full of people who need food, medicine, and safe, clean water.

September 06, 2010

“Children become malnourished or even severely malnourished due to the lack of food, clean water, and a place to stay,” said MSF nurse Abdul Wasay.

September 02, 2010

MSF teams were already at work in the area, providing medical care to 20,000 displaced people. This second wave of displaced people arrived in August, and MSF set up three new health centers.

July 29, 2010

MSF has been providing care to more than 30,000 Somali Refugees in Ethiopia's Liben zone since February 2009.

July 20, 2010

On June 10, violent clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks erupted in southern Kyrgyzstan, lasting five days, leading to major population displacement both in and outside the country. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) began its emergency response on June 15.

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