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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December 08, 2016

Geneva—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s Access Campaign has named Dr. Els Torreele as its next executive director. Dr. Torreele will take up her position in Geneva from the end of February 2017.

Dr. Torreele will succeed Dr. Manica Balasegaram, who left the position as executive director in June 2016. Sophie Delaunay has filled the role of executive director in the interim and will hand over duties to Dr. Torreele in early 2017.

December 08, 2016

The airstrikes came just minutes apart on the morning of February 15, 2016, shattering a large hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Syria’s Idlib Province. It was a "double tap" attack in which the pilots circled back after dropping thier initial payload to drop more bombs on the people who responded to the first attack. All told, 25 people were killed, including five children. Among the adult fatalities were a doctor, a chief nurse, five nurses, and a lab technician. The raids were carried out by forces loyal to the Syrian government.

December 02, 2016

In 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had teams aboard three search-and-rescue boats that worked in the Mediterranean Sea—the Dignity I, the Bourbon Argos, and the MV Aquarius, which MSF ran in partnership with SOS MEDITERRANEE.

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water, and some remote communities have not received assistance.

November 30, 2016

It’s 8 a.m. and Alice Otiato is walking to Epworth Clinic in Zimbabwe in the bright morning sun, smiling as she greets patients and staff. She stops at the Day Clinic where sick patients are assessed, and quickly scans the room. Her eyes fix on a baby, only a few months old, hanging listlessly over her mother's shoulder.

November 29, 2016

Even as bombs fall on east Aleppo, babies are being born into the besieged city. For their mothers, experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in such desperate conditions is extremely challenging, both physically and psychologically.

The difficulties begin in early pregnancy. The siege has led to severe food shortages, and many pregnant women are undernourished, which can lead to severe anemia and other health problems for mother and child alike.

November 29, 2016

The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant increases in mass casualty influxes.

Just today, Friday, multiple airstrikes again hit East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. Medics in the area are reporting many casualties, including women and children, but the tally of today’s war-wounded and war-dead is not yet complete.

November 17, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been able to confirm that two hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo were hit by airstrikes on November 16, one day after ferocious airstrikes on the opposition-held area of the city resumed.
The hospitals that came under attack were a children’s hospital and a specialized surgical hospital. Both were supported by MSF, among other organizations.

November 16, 2016

International assistance is urgently needed for refugees in Tanzania, where thousands of people are fleeing the crises in neighboring Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

November 16, 2016

Services in Uganda are overwhelmed as tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees stream across the border.

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