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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October 19, 2017

Since late August, more than 530,000 ethnic Rohingya refugees have fled targeted violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh, according to the Inter Sector Coordination Group. This is among the largest and fastest-growing refugee emergencies in decades. However, the Rohingya refugee crisis is not new. MSF has provided medical aid to the Rohingya in Bangladesh for decades.

October 18, 2017

Since August 25 more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert Paul Jawor recently returned from southeast Bangladesh.

October 18, 2017

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has massively increased its operations in the country. This scale-up follows the influx of more than 582,000 Rohingya refugees since August 25, after a wave of targeted violence against the Rohingya in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

October 17, 2017

Jez Goeldi knew something was wrong when the chaotic buzz of the nearby market suddenly disappeared, leaving him and his colleagues engulfed by an eerie silence. The team was inside the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical facility in Aburoc, in the White Nile region of South Sudan. "The donkeys and chickens were gone, and that told me that the population had yet again been forced to flee," says Goeldi, the 36-year-old deputy logistics coordinator for MSF.

October 05, 2017

Following a wave of targeted violence against ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine state, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees comes in addition to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years.

October 05, 2017

Following a wave of targeted violence against ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine state, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years.

October 04, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opens Forced From Home this week in Seattle. The interactive exhibit seeks to tell the individual stories of the more than 65 million displaced people worldwide, and to help visitors understand the humanitarian consequences of displacement. Forced From Home exhibitions have already toured Boulder and Salt Lake City in September, welcoming more than 6,000 visitors.

October 04, 2017

In 2017, nearly half of MSF's patients in Serbia were under 18; almost all of them were refugees and asylum-seekers who were traveling unaccompanied or became separated from their parents. Minors are supposed to be protected by the system, but many of these young people report violent abuse by European Union border authorities and police.

October 03, 2017

Building a field hospital in a refugee camp or other displacement setting is extremely challenging. Refugee settlements are often on land no one wants—in places where roads may be flooded, strewn with landmines, or non-existent. Teams get creative to move essential supplies and use local resources.

 
September 29, 2017

Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city.

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