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 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 22, 2016

"Libya is a very dangerous place. There are a lot of armed people. People are killed and kidnappings are common. Arriving in Tripoli, we were locked in a house with 600 to 700 other people. We had no water to wash ourselves, we had very little food, and we were forced to sleep on top of each other. It was very difficult for my daughter—she fell sick many times. There was a lot of violence. I was beaten with bare hands, with sticks, and with guns. If you move, they beat you. If you talk, they beat you. We spent months like that, being beaten every day."

July 20, 2016

Today the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership between Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE, rescued 209 people from two rubber dinghies in distress on the central Mediterranean. The team also recovered the bodies of 21 women and one man who had died at sea.

July 20, 2016

In the week following a recent round of fighting in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams treated more than 2,700 patients in four clinics across the city. The organization has also been supplying clean drinking water in Juba and performing surgeries for people more seriously wounded during the violence.

July 19, 2016

For over a year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided assistance to displaced people living in remote areas in the north of Niger's Diffa region for over a year, far from humanitarian aid. According to official sources, more than 280,000 people displaced by violence linked to the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, better known as Boko Haram, are now in Diffa, in southeastern Niger.

July 14, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to medical needs in Juba following recent intense fighting in the city. Here, MSF field coordinator Ruben Pottier explains the difficult situation.

July 14, 2016

Patients and staff from the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hospital for Reconstructive Surgery in Jordan tell their stories in their own words.

Photos © Enass Abu Khalaf-Tuffaha

July 13, 2016

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JULY 13, 2016 — Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to medical needs in Juba following recent intense fighting in the city.

Yesterday, a four-person team ran mobile clinics at St. Theresa Church, where 2,500 people were taking refuge. The team focused on those most in need of medical care and treated 115 people, including 82 children.

July 07, 2016

In 2011, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a hospital dedicated to providing care to women living in rural areas in northeastern Pakistan. On May 18, 2016, Peshawar Women’s Hospital marked its fifth anniversary. Today, the hospital admits around 85 patients every week and safely delivers more than 4,700 babies each year.

July 06, 2016

It’s been more than two years since conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine, yet thousands of forgotten victims remain left behind in areas close to a frontline that hasn't moved in months. More than 9,300 people have been killed and some 21,500 injured since mid-April 2014. Though the conflict has faded from the international spotlight, frequent violations of last year’s ceasefire continue to cause deaths on a regular basis.

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