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.

December 31, 2003

December 30, 2003

This Fall, tens of thousands of people sought refuge in the town of Soroti when the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked villages in northeastern Uganda. Tonia Marquardt, MD, described the medical emergency, and how families have been torn apart, leaving many in anguish.

December 24, 2003


New York/Geneva, December 25, 2003 - Arjan Erkel, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Head of Mission in the Northern Caucasus, has spent 500 days in captivity since he was kidnapped on the night of August 12, 2002, in the Russian Federation. Arjan Erkel, a 33-year-old Dutch man, was abducted by three armed gunmen in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, a Russian republic neighbouring Chechnya.

December 20, 2003

The special issue on HIV/AIDS informs readers about the state of the world's AIDS epidemic and the urgent need to expand treatment. It also describes aspects of MSF's HIV/AIDS projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union and emphasizes the elements needed to guarantee successful programs.

December 16, 2003

MSF Calls on Agencies, Including UNHCR, to Step Up Assistance Urgently

New York/Nairobi, 17 December 2003 - Since the beginning of December, at least 26,000 refugees have arrived in eastern Chad having fled the escalating conflict in the Darfur region of northern Sudan, according to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) teams working at the border.

December 15, 2003

Testimony from MSF Submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services for the Meeting of the International Subcommittee of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Townhall Meeting on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Delivered By Rachel M. Cohen, U.S. Director, MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines

December 12, 2003

CAFTA Negotiations Roll Back US Promises to Put Public Health Before Profits

December 03, 2003

Violence Against Aid Workers in Afghanistan Esclates

November 30, 2003

Geneva, 1 December 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomes the ambitious objectives unveiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) today to get three million people with AIDS on treatment by 2005. WHO has immediately moved closer to meeting this target by announcing that a quality-assured twice-a-day pill is available to treat AIDS.