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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July 26, 2016

SANA’A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, JULY 26, 2016—The ongoing war and import restrictions in Yemen are taking a heavy toll on the country’s medical system, forcing cutbacks in lifesaving treatment for thousands of patients with kidney failure, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for increased international support for Yemen’s dialysis centers.

June 15, 2016

“This was the first time I was confronted with injuries caused by gunshots, grenades and mines, and they were often horrific injuries,” says Helmut Shoengen, an anesthetist and doctor who recently returned from working in Aden, Yemen, with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

“We treated many severely injured patients—men, women and children as well—with gunshot wounds to their heads, chests, abdomens, arms and legs,” he says. “Grenade injuries were bad, because they often included burn injuries to the face.

June 14, 2016

JUNE 14, 2016 – Two months into a ceasefire in Yemen, civilians continue to be severely affected by violence in the city of Taiz, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Since the ceasefire started in April, medical facilities run or supported by MSF have treated 1,624 people with injuries caused by the intense fighting in Taiz. More than 700 are civilians.

June 06, 2016

On Friday, June 3, following intense fighting in Taiz, Yemen, hospitals that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports in the city received 122 wounded patients, the vast majority of them civilians. Twelve other people sent to the hospital were declared dead on arrival.

Today, as the fighting continues, three injured children from the same family were brought to hospital after two rockets destroyed their house, killing their mother. Their father is still missing.

May 05, 2016

Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war, which give protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless of if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants.

May 03, 2016

Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu

International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

United Nations Security Council Briefing

May 3, 2016, New York, USA

 

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.

They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children.

March 16, 2016

More than 400 war-wounded people, many of them civilians, have arrived at hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Taiz, Yemen, over the past week as intense fighting continues in the city. MSF warns that urban warfare in densely populated areas is having devastating consequences for civilians trapped between front lines.

March 16, 2016

SANAA/BARCELONA, MARCH 16, 2016—Medical teams working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs Hospital, Yemen, treated more than 40 patients injured in two deadly airstrikes on a marketplace in Khamis village, Mustaba District, northern Hajja Governorate March 15. Two people died in transit to the hospital, and four patients arrived in critical condition, including an eight-year-old child who was referred to a specialist for neurosurgical care.

March 04, 2016

"A resolution is a welcome step but only if it shows an unwavering commitment to ensuring that health workers, facilities, and patients never come under attack. Several permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have over recent months been engaged in, or have supported, military activities resulting in destruction of health facilities. Therefore, any new resolution will require states in the security council, notably the permanent members, to lead by example.

February 26, 2016

MSF emergency physician Mariela CarraraDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency physician Mariela Carrara works in Sa'ada Governorate, northern Yemen. Here she describes her work and shares some harrowing stories of the human consequences of Yemen's ongoing conflict.

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