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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August 17, 2017

Tanganyika province in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by intercommunal violence for over a year now.

August 16, 2017

Despite the end of Colombia’s 50-year long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of ColombiaPeople’s Army (FARCEP) in November 2016, the country still faces many challenges. Other armed groups and criminal organizations are still active. In some urban settings, poverty and the absence of the state create a breeding ground for violence that has serious consequences for people’s lives and health.

August 12, 2017

Libyan authorities have announced the establishment of a search and rescue zone and restricted access to humanitarian vessels in international waters off the Libyan coast. Due to security concerns, restrictions on independent humanitarian assistance, and the increasing blockade trapping migrants within Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence.

August 11, 2017

A hepatitis E outbreak originating in Niger has spread to northeastern Nigeria, affecting hundreds of people in Ngala camp for internally displaced people. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through the camp due to poor living conditions and flooding.

August 09, 2017

More than 32,000 people who fled the Kasaï region in the Democratic Republic of Congo have settled in a series of camps in northern Angola.

August 03, 2017

The Italian town of Ventimiglia has turned into the main transit point for migrants arriving in Italy and trying to reach other EU countries.

July 27, 2017

Mental health care resources are deteriorating in Lesbos, Greece, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières has seen extreme vulnerability of the asylum seekers that arrive on the island. View External Media. 

Read More: A Dramatic Deterioration for Asylum Seekers on Lesbos

July 24, 2017

The EU and Greece are making it more difficult for vulnerable people to access basic medical care, even as the needs are increasing.

July 20, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have treated more than 450 severely malnourished children in its hospital in Qayyarah, around 35 miles south of Mosul, since March. Manuel Lannaud, MSF’s head of mission in Iraq, describes the scale of the childhood malnutrition problem in this region and how MSF is addressing it.

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