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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November 22, 2011

A MSF project coordinator in Mweso, North Kivu, describes the difficulties Congolese face in getting even the most basic health care.

November 20, 2011

MSF has suspended a portion of its operations in the Masisi area and is concerned about the fate of its patients.

November 16, 2011

Decades of conflict and a lack of government investment have made it difficult for people in DRC to access even the most basic health care. 

August 16, 2011

A cholera epidemic is sweeping down the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Originating in the distant centre of the vast central African country it has now reached the capital, Kinshasa, more than 1,000 miles southwest. People are sick and dying and desperate for help. Robin Meldrum went to the town of Mbandaka, where an MSF emergency team is responding to the crisis.

July 25, 2011

A cholera epidemic is rapidly spreading along the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of Congo. The disease is affecting towns and villages along the waterway, which is the population's main mode of transportation. More than 250 people had died as a result of the disease by July 21, and the epidemic is expected to soon reach the country's crowded capital, Kinshasa.

July 21, 2011

A cholera epidemic has caused more than 250 deaths in western DRC as it spreads through villages and towns along the Congo River.

July 07, 2011

MSF is providing urgently-needed psychosocial counseling in North Kivu province, torture, forced labor, harassment, rape, armed attacks, killings and lootings are weekly, if not daily, realities.

July 03, 2011

MSF Operations Manager Katrien Coppens discusses the organization's response to yet another incident of mass rape in eastern DRC.

May 26, 2011

Jacqueline Tong, Olaf Valverde, Claude Mahoudeau, Oliver Yun, Francois Chappuis
Confl Health 2011;5:7
Conflict and Health

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May 19, 2011

Despite difficult logistical challenges, MSF has begun an emergency response to the measles epidemic in Maniema.

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