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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August 25, 2016

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, AUGUST 25, 2016 — On August 17, while conducting search and rescue operations off the Libyan coast, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) rescue vessel the Bourbon Argos was approached and attacked by a group of armed men onboard an unidentified speedboat, MSF said today, strongly condemning the attack.

August 05, 2016

Due to the absence of “global” solution to provide the pneumonia vaccine at an affordable price during emergencies, MSF had to pay more than 20 times the lowest global price to vaccinate more than 5000 children against the disease in Greece. Pfizer and GSK, the manufacturers of the vaccine, have refused to reduce the price of the vaccine. View external media.  

 

August 02, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decried the high cost humanitarian organizations pay for vaccines – up to 20 times the normal prices – for vulnerable children in refugee settings. MSF is calling on drug companies to lower vaccine prices. View external media

July 22, 2016

Dr. Erna Rijnierse is an MSF physician onboard the search and rescue vessel the MV Aquarius, which is run in partnership between MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE. She gave the following account of a rescue operation in the central Mediterranean on July 20, in which 209 people were rescued from two small boats in distress, and 22 people (21 women and one man) were found dead.

July 22, 2016

On March 9, 2016, European leaders announced that the so-called "Balkan route" was closed after Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Slovenia completely shut their borders to people trying to pass through to seek asylum in northern Europe. For thousands of people fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, this route represented one of very few ways to reach safety and protection in Europe.

July 14, 2016

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline refuse to lower the price of their pneumonia vaccines, making it harder to treat refugee children in Greece and in other countries with vulnerable populations. MSF has vaccinated more than 5,000 refugee children across Greece. View external media.

July 13, 2016

ATHENS/NEW YORK, JULY 14, 2016 — Pharmaceutical companies are making it exorbitantly expensive to vaccinate vulnerable children, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to lower the price of the pneumonia vaccine (PCV) for governments and humanitarian organizations working in emergency contexts.

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