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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July 18, 2017

As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting malaria, one of the leading causes of sickness and death, especially among children.

July 10, 2017

Sana’a/Barcelona, July 10, 2017—An urgent scale-up of aid and improved water and sanitation efforts are needed to stop the spread of cholera in the northern district of Abs, the area worst affected by Yemen’s cholera outbreak, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Monday.

July 06, 2017

In less than a year, the greater Kasai region in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has transformed from a peaceful area in a troubled country to the epicenter of one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world. A spark in August 2016—the killing of a local chief by Congolese armed forces—quickly escalated, causing generalized unrest across an area as large as Italy.

July 05, 2017

ZEMIO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, JULY 5, 2017—More than 15,000 people have been displaced—with many wounded and unable to reach medical care—following clashes in Zemio, a town in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) where the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs an HIV program. Zemio had been spared from much of the conflict raging in other regions of CAR until last week, when fighting broke out. 

July 03, 2017

Many men, women, and children from Mosul are struggling to recover from months-old and only partly healed injuries sustained during the conflict. Civilians carry shrapnel embedded in their bodies, and suffer from old gunshot wounds and burns. These patients are just beginning the long journey of healing from a battle that inflicted terrible costs on civilians.

June 27, 2017

Four people died in the most recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in a remote, forested area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This small outbreak (five laboratory-confirmed and three probable cases) was quickly curtailed. Below are five lessons Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) learned from the first Ebola outbreak since the end of the epidemic that devastated West Africa in 2014 and 2015.

June 26, 2017

An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia's Somali region, with malnutrition reaching alarming levels, the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

MSF teams in the region’s Doolo Zone report 67 deaths of malnourished children so far in June.

"The numbers of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone are the highest our teams have seen in the area in the 10 years we have worked in the region," said Saskia van der Kam, MSF nutritional adviser.

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.

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