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.

December 04, 2001

New York/Paris, December 5, 2001 — Approximately 2,000 newly displaced Afghans have arrived over the past ten days in camps installed by Iranian authorities across the border inside Afghanistan, near the town of Zaranj in Nimruz province. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relief teams have not received permission to distribute shelter materials, blankets, and food to these people.

December 04, 2001

Many Civilian Casualties From Bombing of Tora Bora

November 27, 2001

New York, November 28, 2001 — A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international medical team, including a nurse and a field coordinator, re-entered the city of Kunduz yesterday, November 27. According to local Afghan MSF staff members who had continued to work in Kunduz even after the evacuation of MSF international staff following September 11, the MSF clinic has not been able to deliver medical care to the population of Kunduz during the recent fighting. The newly arrived MSF team found the clinic empty of patients and looted.

November 14, 2001

MSF Personnel Resume Work in Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif, and Taloqan

Herat, Afghanistan/New York, November 15, 2001 — A team of international relief workers from the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived today by car in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan. This week, MSF international staff have also resumed activities in the former Taliban-held cities of Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif, and Taloqan.

November 13, 2001

MSF Personnel Assessing Humanitarian Needs in Kabul

November 12, 2001

Kabul, Afghanistan/New York, November 13, 2001 — This morning, a team from the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) managed to reach Kabul from the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. The international team of four consists of a doctor, a nurse, an administrator, and a logistician. They have re-established full contact with MSF's Afghan staff in Kabul and are visiting the city's health structures to assess the health needs of the population.

November 08, 2001

November 9, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week opened two new assistance programs in southwest Afghanistan for internally displaced people near the Iranian border, at Mile 46 and Makaki. The Makaki mission is one of the first new MSF project to open in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan since all international MSF staff were evacuated on September 14.

October 30, 2001

MSF has been the leading aid organization in Jalozai Camp since November 2000, providing basic health care, water, and nutritional assistance.

October 20, 2001

A panel discussion co-sponsored by MSF and the 92nd St. Y

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