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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December 23, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, 21,000 women died last year in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one death every 25 minutes. More than 100,000 newborns (almost five percent of the country’s total) die at birth or just after. MSF works in South Kivu province, eastern DRC, to connect women with skilled care before, during, and after childbirth.

 

 

December 10, 2014

A selection of striking photos from some of the most urgent crises Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded to in 2014.

October 08, 2014

MSF is trying to help meet the new and increased medical needs of displaced Iraqis in Iraqi Kurdistan.

October 06, 2014

A year after 366 people drowned near Lampedusa, Italy, during a desperate attempt to reach Europe, many thousands more have undertaken the same journey.

September 22, 2014

Just a few weeks after opening, MSF’s maternity unit in Domiz refugee camp, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is already crowded with Syrian women.

September 15, 2014

 

August 29, 2014

Women and children are extremely vulnerable to sexual violence during times of conflict. Rape is frequently used by armed groups as a weapon of war, and in places where law and order have crumbled, vulnerable people simply have no recourse, leaving attackers to act with impunity. Such is the case in Central African Republic (CAR), where the brutal fighting continues.

August 28, 2014

To try to meet the needs, MSF is training staff before they fly out to various projects, as there is little time for training once they arrive.

July 31, 2014

Israel's ongoing military operations in Gaza were preceded by several weeks of raids and arrests by Israeli forces in the West Bank in response to the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers. And though Gaza is the center of attention at present, for obvious reasons, the raids are ongoing in the West Bank as well.

July 14, 2014

Before the conflict, MSF would have around 200 children in its ambulatory therapeutic feeding center at any one time. Now staff is seeing 1,800.

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