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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February 21, 2018

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK—Thirteen hospitals and clinics that receive support from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been damaged or destroyed amid an extraordinary increase in bombing and shelling over the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta, MSF said today. Meanwhile, lifesaving medical supplies urgently needed to treat mass casualties are being restricted by the ongoing siege on the area.

February 01, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Arunn Jegan is currently working in Yemen, where years of grinding conflict have had a devastating effect on the nation’s health system. Here, he describes the situation in Taiz, a city in southwestern Yemen that has been convulsed by fighting between various armed groups since 2015.

January 24, 2018

Intense fighting, including air strikes and ground shelling, has dramatically intensified in northern Syria since mid-December 2017, fueling one of the largest displacements of people since the war began. The increased violence, concentrated in areas of northeastern Hama, southern Aleppo, and southern Idlib governorates, is taking a profound toll on a population already suffering from nearly seven years of conflict.

January 11, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, after a massive influx of people displaced by violence elsewhere in the country arrived in the area in 2015. Initially, MSF teams provided water and sanitation services in the Arbat camp for displaced people, and later expanded the project to provide mental health services in Ashti camp and rehabilitation and staff support for the Sulaymaniyah emergency hospital. The project closed on November 30, 2017.

January 11, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, after a massive influx of people displaced by violence elsewhere in the country arrived in the area in 2015. Initially, MSF teams provided water and sanitation services in the Arbat camp for displaced people, and later expanded the project to provide mental health services in Ashti camp and rehabilitation and staff support for the Sulaymaniyah emergency hospital. The project closed on November 30, 2017.

January 08, 2018

Some 30,000 people have fled violent clashes in Central African Republic (CAR) between fighters from the armed groups Revolution and Justice (RJ) and the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic People (MNLC). The two groups have been fighting in the northwest of the country since December 27, 2017. People fleeing the violence have taken refuge in the town of Paoua, arriving with stories of torched villages, extortion, and indiscriminate attacks against anyone found in the conflict zone. The situation remains extremely tense.

January 05, 2018

People in the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne are living without access to health care or essential medications. This village on the front line lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport, which is now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.

January 04, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan, are helping to heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients from across the Middle East. A team of surgeons operates on victims of conflict whose often complex wounds were caused by bullets, bomb blasts, and explosions. In addition to providing orthopedic, maxillofacial, and plastic and burn surgery, the hospital offers physiotherapy and mental health counseling.

December 14, 2017

This edition of Alert features some of the most powerful images from the past year documenting our medical humanitarian work in the field and providing a glimpse into the lives of our patients.

December 14, 2017

At least 9,000 members of the ethnic Rohingya minority died—most of them from violence— in Rakhine state, Myanmar, between August 25 and September 24, according to surveys conducted in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh and released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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