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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May 26, 2017

The Libyan coast guard interfered with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue workers as they attempted to aid about 2,000 migrants who had fallen overboard into the Mediterranean Sea. NPR talks to Marcela Kreey, a rescue worker who was on the MSF search and rescue ship Aquarius. View external media.

May 26, 2017

During a rescue on May 23 by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée teams, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers, and fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem. The Huffington Post spoke to Marcela Kreey, MSF’s coordinator onboard the boat, about the incident. View external media

May 24, 2017

While teams from the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée attempted to rescue people from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem, MSF said today.

Libya Tripoli detention detainment refugee migrant
May 19, 2017

In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.

During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, diarrheal disease, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections.

May 02, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Mark Farrell Javits, just returned to the US after working on the MSF rescue ship the Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Here, he explains how his team conducted sea rescues and why MSF needs to be there.
 

April 24, 2017

Since mid-2014, the humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated due to the resumption of the civil war and the political instability it brings.

February 03, 2017

Following the "Malta Declaration" on migration by members of the European Council today, Arjan Hehenkamp, general director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), issued the following statement:

February 02, 2017

AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK— As European Union leaders meet in Malta tomorrow to discuss migration, with an intention to "close down the route from Libya to Italy" by increasing cooperation with the Libyan authorities, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is raising grave concerns about the fate of people trapped in Libya or returned to the country.

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 21, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international president, Dr. Joanne Liu, speaks with News Deeply about how the international medical organization has confronted challenges in 2016 and the road ahead. View external media.

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