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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June 22, 2011

The violent conflict set off by former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to step down after his electoral defeat morphed into several months of intense fighting between different groups. While it has abated to a certain extent, many of the people who fled their homes are not returning. They fear the conflict could flare up again or have nothing to return to, because their homes and fields were burned.

June 09, 2011

Survivors of the violence in western Ivory Coast talk about their experiences and their hopes and fears for the future.

June 08, 2011

Many villages are still empty, their communities hiding in the bush, displaced in camps, or living as refugees in Liberia.

May 10, 2011

The post-election violence began to subside almost a month ago, but emergency medical needs remain at critical levels.

April 15, 2011

MSF continues to assess the needs and provide medical and material support in health facilities in the East and West of Ivory Coast, and to assist refugees and host communities in Liberia.

April 07, 2011

In Abidjan, movement continues to be severely restricted or impossible due to insecurity, which makes it extremely difficult for patients to reach hospitals and for medical staff to access patients.

March 31, 2011

MSF is responding to the intensifying post-election violence. Insecurity due to the fighting and international sanctions on Ivory Coast have driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and severely hindered access to essential services—including health care.

March 23, 2011

Ivory Coast is experiencing a new spiral of violence that is endangering populations’ access to medical care.

March 03, 2011

MSF expresses concern over the deteriorating situation in the Ivory Coast and the border region with Liberia, and seeks to assist refugees and internally displaced people fleeing escalating violence.

February 28, 2011

As post-election violence continues to escalate in Ivory Coast, MSF is reinforcing its medical assistance in several locations.

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