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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Niger hepatitis E
June 21, 2017

Two months after the declaration of a hepatitis E outbreak in Niger’s Diffa region, the humanitarian response is still lacking due to insufficient resources and coordination between actors. The outbreak is taking a heavy toll on some of the area’s most vulnerable people, especially pregnant women and refugees and internally displaced people who fled conflict between Boko Haram and armies in the region.

CAR Central African Republic armed conflict
June 16, 2017

Thomas sits in a hospital ward in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bria. All his fingers on both hands have been amputated, his left arm is broken, and an external fixator supports one of his legs where machete blows cut through his thigh almost to the bone.

June 08, 2017

The conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) has escalated in recent weeks in several cities. The situation remains tense in Alindao, in the heart of the country, where an upsurge of fighting in May left at least 133 people dead and thousands more displaced. Last weekend, self-defense militia groups again attacked Alindao, attempting to take its airstrip and breaking into the Catholic mission where more than 15,000 people have taken shelter.

June 08, 2017

“Will Bambari be next?” This is the question on everyone’s lips in this market town on the Ouaka River in Central African Republic (CAR). Its residents worry that the violence that has engulfed the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May 2017 could spread here.

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.

June 01, 2017

For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of Africa's "meningitis belt," a region stretching across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia that is particularly affected by the disease during the annual dry season. From December 13, 2016, to May 14, 2017, 13,943 suspected cases and 1,112 deaths from meningitis were reported in 24 states in Nigeria, according to the WOrld Health Organization.

DRC Democratic Republic of Congo internally displaced people malnutrition
May 26, 2017

Ten months after being driven from their homes by intercommunal fighting, more than 44,000 displaced people in settlements around the city of Kalémie in Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), face limited access to health care and alarming shortages of food, water, and shelter.

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.

CAR armed conflict displacement Bria Bangassou
May 19, 2017

Ongoing conflict between self-defense forces and ex-Séléka coalition dissidents led to more violence this week in Bria, a town where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a pediatric program. The Central African Republic Ministry of Health, International Medical Corps, and MSF teams present in the town launched a contingency plan and, between May 15 and May 18, treated 44 casualties in Bria Hospital. An MSF surgical team arrived yesterday to assist the treatment of wounded patients in the hospital's operating theater.

May 18, 2017

"They just slaughter you, whether you're a man, woman, or child," says Maria. "I lost all my brothers and my relatives. Life here is very difficult."

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