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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May 26, 2017

The Libyan coast guard interfered with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue workers as they attempted to aid about 2,000 migrants who had fallen overboard into the Mediterranean Sea. NPR talks to Marcela Kreey, a rescue worker who was on the MSF search and rescue ship Aquarius. View external media.

May 26, 2017

During a rescue on May 23 by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée teams, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers, and fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem. The Huffington Post spoke to Marcela Kreey, MSF’s coordinator onboard the boat, about the incident. View external media

May 26, 2017

ROME/NEW YORK, MAY 26, 2017—As the G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges G7 leaders to make a bold commitment to humane and long-term migration policies.

May 24, 2017

While teams from the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée attempted to rescue people from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem, MSF said today.

May 19, 2017

Officially, an unaccompanied minor is a foreign child under 18 who not in the care of a responsible adult; a father, mother, or close relative. Nearly 34,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2016, most from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Gambia. In France, child welfare services have a legal obligation to protect these children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping to fill some of the large gaps in the system.

Libya Tripoli detention detainment refugee migrant
May 19, 2017

In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.

During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, diarrheal disease, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections.

May 18, 2017

"They just slaughter you, whether you're a man, woman, or child," says Maria. "I lost all my brothers and my relatives. Life here is very difficult."

South Sudan Uganda refugee
May 18, 2017

Nola Aniba Tito, 27, is a medical translator working in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health center in Ofua 3 Zone, in Uganda's Rhino refugee settlement. Originally from a town in South Sudan's Equatoria region, she fled violence in July 2016 with her children and started working with MSF in March 2017. Eighty-six percent of all South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children. Here, she tells her story in her own words.

South Sudan Uganda refugee
May 18, 2017

Vanessa Cramond is a nurse from Auckland, New Zealand, who recently spent two months as emergency medical coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Uganda, where MSF is responding to an unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. Here, she describes the situation. 

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