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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May 12, 2014

 

More than 59,000 people are currently struggling to cope in Mauritania's Mbera refugee camp, where temperatures can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit and food and water are scarce. Frederic Manantsoa Lai, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission in Mbera, describes the situation.

July 25, 2013

MSF teams that have been working among 75,000 Malian refugees at the Mbéra camp in Mauritania since February 2012 are now scaling up their medical activities.

April 18, 2013

Malian refugees began arriving in Mauritania in February 2012; today, almost 70,000 people are living in Mbera camp alone. There, they are far from the conflict, but living conditions are difficult and many children are becoming malnourished. Though the camp is far from the conflict, living conditions here are precarious. Since the start of the year, the number of malnourished children has more than doubled. Close to 170,000 refugees now live in the countries bordering Mali. They hear the stories of the continuing violence back in Mali. They will not return home any time soon.

April 12, 2013

MSF's Henry Gray explains how Malian refugees are suffering from hunger after fleeing to Mbera camp in Mauritania.

April 12, 2013

Conflict in Mali has driven nearly 70,000 refugees to Mbera camp in the Mauritanian desert, where appalling conditions and inadequate assistance are leading to severe malnutrition and deaths from preventable diseases.

January 24, 2013

  Rosa Crestani describes MSF's efforts to help Malians affected by recent armed conflict. Thousands have fled in recent days to Mauritania.

January 09, 2013

One year after the start of the political crisis in Mali, insecurity has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

June 25, 2012

People displaced by conflict are fleeing Mali en masse—and settling in places already weakened by food insecurity.

May 11, 2012

Refugees from the West African country of Mali face insufficient levels of assistance in camps rife with disease and malnutrition where the looming rainy season will further complicate the deployment of aid. 

May 11, 2012

Nearly 160,000 Malians have fled their country for camps in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger. While instability persists in Mali, another threat looms: the rainy season, which will further complicate the deployment of aid.

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