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 11, 2017

Al Alam Camp, near Tikrit, Iraq, is currently home to about 8,000 women, children, and men who were displaced from their homes to the north by the ongoing conflict. These families have come here in search of safety and support, from towns and villages ravaged by conflict, where food, fuel, and medicines are scarce.

April 11, 2017

Omar Obeid is the project coordinator for a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project in southern Syria, which he has managed remotely for the last fourteen months. In recent weeks, fighting has intensified throughout southern Syria as opposing forces contest control of the city of Dara’a. As bombings and aerial attacks in eastern Dara’a increase, hospitals and medical structures in the area have been forced to close to avoid being targeted. Here, Obeid describes the humanitarian situation.

April 10, 2017

In southern Syria, fighting intensified in February and March as opposing forces vied for control of the city of Dara´a. As bombings and aerial attacks in eastern Dara´a increased, hospitals and medical structures in the area were forced to close to avoid being targeted. Some residents have also witnessed civilian structures being targeted by airstrikes.

April 05, 2017

NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2017—A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical team supporting the emergency department at Bab Al Hawa Hospital in Syria's Idlib Province has confirmed that patients' symptoms are consistent with exposure to a neurotoxic agent.

April 03, 2017

DEMINING ACTIVITIES ARE URGENTLY NEEDED AS RETREATING FIGHTERS BOOBY-TRAP HOMES AND CIVILIAN AREAS

AMSTERDAM/NORTHERN SYRIA, APRIL 3, 2017—As the front lines shift in northern Syria, explosive devices and mines are having a devastating impact on civilians, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned in a report released today, calling for urgently needed demining activities.

April 03, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field coordinator Jonathan Whittall has been working in MSF's newly opened field trauma hospital in a village to the south of Mosul for three weeks. The facility has received more than 1,296 patients since it opened on February 16, around half of whom were women (261 patients) and children under the age of 15 (395 patients). Here, Jonathan discusses the 24-hour emergency trauma care provided by his team of dedicated Iraqi and international staff.

March 31, 2017

In Tal Afar District, northwest of Mosul, a dire lack of functional medical facilities is preventing the population from accessing health care. In response, MSF is expanding its activities in the area, opening a maternity clinic in October 2016 and, more recently, a stabilization unit and children’s ward in the village of Tal Maraq.

March 31, 2017

NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2017—A hospital in northern Syria that receives support from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was bombed on March 25, killing two people and causing severe respiratory symptoms among patients and staff, MSF said today, denouncing the attack.

March 22, 2017

ERBIL, IRAQ/NEW YORK, MARCH 22, 2017—Tens of thousands of people are fleeing western Mosul, Iraq, amid a military offensive to recapture the area, with many wounded in the crossfire or suffering from other emergency medical needs, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

March 22, 2017

On February 19, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a field trauma hospital with surgical capacity in a village to the south of Mosul. It is composed of two operating theaters, one intensive care unit, an emergency room, an in-patient ward, and other necessary support facilities.

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