MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 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 31, 2015

On August 26, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos, completed two rescue operations, saving some 800 refugees from smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea. The first boat was a large wooden fishing boat in distress with approximately 650 people on board; the second was a rubber boat first spotted by a Tunisian fishing vessel, carrying about 150 people.

August 31, 2015

In order to increase Tunisian fishermen’s capacity to carry out rescues at sea, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has carried out a six-day training course with 116 local fishermen in the town of Zarzis. MSF is also training the Tunisian and Libyan Red Crescents, the Tunisian Civil Protection Service, and the Tunisian National Guard in the management of dead bodies and how to receive people who are rescued and brought to shore.

August 31, 2015

Chiara Montaldo speaks about the conditions of people treated by MSF in Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean. View external media.

August 28, 2015

Foued Gamoudi describes the aftermath of a boat that wrecked trying to reach Europe from Libya. View external media.

August 27, 2015

Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region of Chad have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing the total number of displaced in the area to 75,000. The fear that has been instilled in the population—consisting of refugees from Niger and Nigeria, as well as Chadians themselves—has only been exacerbated by the continuing violence which shows no sign of abating.

August 27, 2015

MSF's new Hospital for Specialized Reconstructive Surgery in Amman, Jordan, is treating some of the most tragically wounded patients in the region. View external media.

August 26, 2015

For health care workers living in the Gaza Strip, it is extremely difficult to access the specialized medical training they need to develop their skills and provide the best quality care.

August 25, 2015

MSF's Jehan Bseiso discusses the dire situation in Yarmouk refugee camp. View external media.

August 25, 2015

Two South Sudanese aid workers from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were killed last week in South Sudan's Unity State, where conflict continues to take a heavy toll on the civilian population.

August 25, 2015

Four patients exhibiting symptoms of exposure to chemical agents were treated at a hospital run by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Syria’s Aleppo governorate on August 21.  

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