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 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 10, 2017

Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the authorities to improve conditions for people suffering in below-freezing temperatures. View external media.

January 09, 2017

Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling again on the authorities to improve conditions for people suffering in below-freezing temperatures.

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.”

December 27, 2016

Eighteen months of brutal conflict have plunged Yemen into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. After a short ebb in fighting brought on by recent peace negotiations, airstrikes and ground combat have fully resumed, with dire consequences for civilians. All armed actors involved in the conflict—including the Saudi-led Coalition and the Houthis—are conducting this war and carrying out indiscriminate attacks without respect for civilians or essential civilian infrastructure like hospitals.

December 21, 2016

After working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Liberia at the tail end of the Ebola epidemic, Australian nurse Emma Parker spent almost six months at Al-Salam Hospital in Khamir, Yemen. Here she describes her experience working as head nurse. 

December 17, 2016

In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, as people displaced from their homes by violence face their third winter living in harsh conditions.

More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced by the conflict, and many more continue to flee their homes every day as a result of fighting in Mosul and Hawija areas. While many have found their way to displacement camps, others are living in schools, mosques, churches, and in unfinished buildings. 

December 16, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are coordinating on the ground to provide support and assistance to people who have been evacuated from East Aleppo. As a first step, medical and logistical teams conducted needs assessments in the region.

MSF also sent medicines and other medical supplies to a hospital in Aqrabat that is receiving wounded people who were evacuated from East Aleppo. The hospital is roughly six kilometers away from Atmah, where MSF’s warehouse is located.

December 15, 2016

As the evacuation of civilians from besieged sections of Aleppo gets underway, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are positioned in Atimah, in Idlib governorate, roughly 35 kilometers [21 miles] away from Al Atareb in Aleppo governorate. They have with them 45 tons of medical supplies—mainly drugs, consumables and medical equipment—and non-food items ready for distribution to those in need.

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