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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July 20, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have treated more than 450 severely malnourished children in its hospital in Qayyarah, around 35 miles south of Mosul, since March. Manuel Lannaud, MSF’s head of mission in Iraq, describes the scale of the childhood malnutrition problem in this region and how MSF is addressing it.

July 05, 2017

MOSUL, IRAQ/NEW YORK, JULY 5, 2017—Extreme levels of conflict and violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul—including airstrikes, bombardment, suicide attacks, and gunshots—are taking a devastating toll on residents trapped in the embattled Old City, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

July 03, 2017

Many men, women, and children from Mosul are struggling to recover from months-old and only partly healed injuries sustained during the conflict. Civilians carry shrapnel embedded in their bodies, and suffer from old gunshot wounds and burns. These patients are just beginning the long journey of healing from a battle that inflicted terrible costs on civilians.

Iraq Mosul internally displaced people
June 08, 2017

The battle for Mosul is taking a staggering toll on the people of Iraq’s second largest city, especially those still trapped inside western Mosul where ongoing fighting continues to result in high numbers of civilian casualties. The patients who make it to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) facilities report that water and food are running low, that the few supplies available are extremely expensive, and that access to health care is almost impossible. These patients are the lucky ones who managed to escape, but there are still some 100,000

June 06, 2017

A month ago, when Ahmed* arrived at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field hospital in Hammam al-Alil south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, many of the hospital’s staff burst into tears. For years, Ahmed, a skilled nurse, had been their colleague, caring for the sick and injured of western Mosul. But now he was their patient and in need of urgent medical care.

May 09, 2017

Working in a medical post set close to the front line in western Mosul, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stabilizes trauma patients before transporting them to a hospital with surgical capacity. Between March 25 and early May, 150 people injured by the fighting between the so-called Islamic State and international forces have been stabilized here.

May 04, 2017

As Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving emergency and surgical care to men, women, and children wounded in the ongoing battle for Mosul, teams are also extending their response to cover gaps in hospital care left by the severe destruction of the local health system.

April 25, 2017

Half of all emergency room patients are children, including many who fled recent fighting in Mosul.

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