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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January 17, 2017

At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded today when the Nigerian Army bombed a camp for internally displaced people in Rann, Nigeria, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has teams in the area. View external media. 

January 17, 2017

UPDATE: January 18, 2017

Fifty-five patients were evacuated today from a camp for displaced people in Rann, northeastern Nigeria, after a deadly aerial attack by the Nigerian Army struck the camp yesterday.

Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) helped coordinate the evacuation. The patients suffered shrapnel, blast and burn wounds and include several women and children. Ten were in critical condition as of this morning.

January 13, 2017

Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported more than 350 health facilities on the both sides of the contact line with donations of medical equipment and medicines to treat war-wounded and people with chronic diseases. MSF teams have also provided mental health counseling, primary health care, and have assisted safe deliveries for pregnant women.

January 12, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams distributed nearly 100 tons of emergency food supplies to more than 10,000 people in northern Central African Republic (CAR) in recent weeks due to the lack of sufficient aid to people affected by armed conflict in the country.

January 12, 2017

Despite the “back-to-school ceasefire”—an agreement signed in September to guarantee a safe environment for children to attend school after the summer—shelling continues in many villages located near the front line areas in eastern Ukraine. After nearly three years of conflict, civilians still bear the brunt of the ongoing violence, with more than 1.7 million forced from their homes, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the International Organization for Migration.

January 12, 2017

Since March 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has run mobile clinics in locations around Mariupol and Kurakhove, eastern Ukraine. MSF mobile teams—usually a doctor, a nurse, and a psychologist—provide medical consultations, medications, and mental health support to displaced people and those living near the front line areas. MSF also donates medical supplies to local health facilities and health workers, including those located at the Mariinka checkpoint. 

“Tell People What is Happening Here”

January 11, 2017

In the last three years, the continuous conflict between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile State has forced many families to make a desperate decision: stay and risk being killed, or leave and risk having their property stolen.   

January 06, 2017

This article was originally published in the Lancet Global Health Blog, January 6, 2017.

Author: Kerstin Hanson

Kerstin Hanson is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician who specializes in childhood malnutrition. She serves as the Nutrition and Pediatrics Technical Advisor for MSF in Paris.

January 04, 2017

In the past three months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 metric tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks. “As a medical organization, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food,” explains MSF head of mission Phillippe Le Vaillant. “But there are people in desperate need. Other organizations were not stepping in up until now, so MSF was obliged to fill this gap.”

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