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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"My daughter is two and a half years old. When she hears the explosions, she vomits and can sometimes spend hours without talking."

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GAZA/JERUSALEM/PARIS—The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the July 28 attack on Gaza City's Al Shifa hospital, where an MSF surgical team is working.

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PARIS/NEW YORK—Two car bombs exploded in towns in northern Syria on July 26, causing large numbers of civilian casualties, including a Syrian staff member of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF strongly condemns these deadly attacks on civilians.

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Intense shelling and aerial assaults in northern and central Iraq have struck hospitals and other medical facilities, depriving civilians of much-needed medical care.

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GAZA/PARIS, JULY 20, 2014 -- Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and wounded in Gaza are civilians, and medical workers are also coming under fire, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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MSF sent additional staff and resources into Gaza on Thursday to support Gaza City’s al Shifa hospital, but one surgeon was refused entry at the border, reportedly because of a paperwork discrepancy. During a brief lull in the bombing, 28 patients managed to reach MSF’s clinic in Gaza City, more than had been able to access the facility since Israel's current military campaign begin.

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Due to the resurgence of violence in Iraq and the ongoing fighting between armed groups and the Iraqi army, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the cities of Mosul, Fallujah and Tikrit in the past month. Most have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan, Al Tameem governorate, or other cities considered relatively safe. Some civilians, however, remain trapped amidst heavy fighting.

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Recent fighting in Amran has driven many residents from the area. In response to their growing slate of medical needs, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has, in coordination with the Executive Unit for Managing IDPs’ Camps, supported 52 families located in Al-Najah school in Sana’a. The primary support was through the distribution of hygiene kits, non-food items, and mattresses; repairing nine bathrooms; providing water; and installing lights to help improve living conditions.

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On January 2, five members of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were abducted in northern Syria and held captive by an armed group for several months. After five months they have been released.

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The World Health Organization published a report on resistance to antibiotics at the end of April. The first of its kind, it sounded the alarm on this insufficiently documented issue where infected wounds won't heal despite treatment. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) had already observed the phenomena, notably in its surgical program in Amman, Jordan where, three quarters of patients from Iraq have infections due to resistant bacteria.

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