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, 2009

For Médecins Sans Frontières, an organization that has specialized in responding to emergencies as well as working in fragile and unpredictable contexts, no two years are the same. There is of course the ongoing work carried out by our thousands of staff around the world, who provide healthcare where it’s lacking and deal with diseases that continue to take a high toll on populations. But over and beyond the more constant medical activity, each year brings new challenges to our organization.

December 29, 2009

After last January's war, heightened medical and health needs prompted Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to expand its activities to address shortfalls in specific areas, including post-operative care, physical therapy, mental health care and surgery. Jean-Luc Lambert, MSF's head of mission for the Palestinian Territories, assesses the activities of this post-war year and MSF's plans for the future.

December 29, 2009

A year after the war in the Gaza Strip, civilians continue to be deeply affected. Elina Pelekanou, an MSF psychologist in Gaza, speaks about what she has seen.

December 29, 2009

A year after the Israeli military's Operation Cast Lead was launched in the Gaza Strip, civilians are still deeply affected. Here are the stories of some of the patients Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated since the incursion.

December 29, 2009

Although the problems facing the Palestinian health sector in Gaza are even more serious today after this episode of extreme violence, these are problems that were ongoing before the war.

December 28, 2009

Thai authorities have begun expelling 4,000 Hmong remaining in the Huai Nam Khao camp in Thailand's Petchabun province back to Laos. No third-party organization is present at the site. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which left the camps in May 2009 following military pressure, had denounced the forced repatriation policy.

December 22, 2009

We bring you some of the most striking photos from a few of the most urgent crises MSF responded to in 2009. Also see a timeline of MSF activities last year.

December 21, 2009

Berlin/Ashgabat, December 17, 2009 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has closed its medical activities in Turkmenistan after ten years of working in the Central Asian country.

December 17, 2009

Brussels, December 16, 2009 - Asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are bearing the brunt of increasingly restrictive policies which take a toll on their physical and mental health. Escaping conflict, deprivation or widespread violations of human rights, they endure long and dangerous journeys to Europe. Yet when they finally reach Europe, many face prolonged detention, appalling living conditions and a lack of access to healthcare. Others remain trapped outside Europe or are intercepted and sent back to countries where their health and lives may be at risk. Ahead of International Migrants Day, the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges policy makers across Europe to respect the life and dignity of migrants and asylum seekers and improve their access to basic services, including shelter and health care.

December 16, 2009

MSF announced its withdrawal of all international staff from a Tari, Papua New Guinea, hospital because of continued insecurity on hospital grounds. “In the past few weeks, there have been repeated security incidents including threats to our staff that we cannot tolerate,” said Monique Nagelkerke, head of mission for MSF in the country.