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 16, 2017

The US government on Monday announced that the so-called “Global Gag Rule” on abortion will now include all global health assistance programs, a decision that could have devastating effects on women and children all over the world and halt decades of progress on global health, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

April 26, 2017

The current outbreak of hepatitis E in Diffa, Niger, highlights the poor water and sanitation conditions in which the vast majority of the displaced people and refugees in the region are living.

March 07, 2017

On International Women’s Day 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) celebrates the women of Afghanistan and highlights the dangers they face during pregnancy and childbirth.

March 07, 2017

Severine Caluwaerts is a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) OBGYN in Khost, Afghanistan, at MSF's largest maternity project. This is her seventh time in Khost.

March 07, 2017

January 25, 2017

NEW YORK, JANUARY 25, 2017—The reinstatement of the US government’s Mexico City Policy by President Donald J. Trump, which prohibits nongovernmental organizations that receive US funding from either performing or providing counseling or information on abortion, will undermine access to safe abortion services and endanger the lives of women, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday.

December 17, 2016

In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, as people displaced from their homes by violence face their third winter living in harsh conditions.

More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced by the conflict, and many more continue to flee their homes every day as a result of fighting in Mosul and Hawija areas. While many have found their way to displacement camps, others are living in schools, mosques, churches, and in unfinished buildings. 

December 14, 2016

Heavily pregnant, Miriam rests on the bed in the maternity ward in Am Timan Hospital in Chad as a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) gynecologist performs an ultrasound examination of her growing belly. She seems surprised when, unexpectedly, the outline of a baby appears on the monitor. Her expression quickly turns to relief as she listens to the translator standing next to the gynecologist who confirms that Miriam’s unborn child is progressing well.

November 29, 2016

Even as bombs fall on east Aleppo, babies are being born into the besieged city. For their mothers, experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in such desperate conditions is extremely challenging, both physically and psychologically.

The difficulties begin in early pregnancy. The siege has led to severe food shortages, and many pregnant women are undernourished, which can lead to severe anemia and other health problems for mother and child alike.

November 29, 2016

War-torn Aleppo is no place to raise children, but Umm Leen has seven kids, and they’ve never left the besieged city. Here, Leen tells her story about delivering a child into a city under constant target.

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