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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August 30, 2016

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue ship, the Dignity I, took part in operations yesterday that rescued approximately 3,000 people from about 20 rubber dinghies and several wooden boats adrift in the central Mediterranean.

August 25, 2016

The intensity of fighting has decreased in recent days in districts surrounding Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, after heavy clashes between Afghan government forces and armed opposition groups at the beginning of August.

August 12, 2016

As fighting moves into districts surrounding Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, sick and injured people are struggling to reach the city’s Boost Hospital, a 300-bed facility run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Health.

Patients report that roads are blocked and checkpoints are delaying them from reaching the hospital. After major clashes, fewer patients can reach the hospital for critical needs.

August 11, 2016

MSF first provided free medical care in Central African Republic (CAR) in 1997, at a time when mortality rates in some regions were up to five times the emergency threshold. In the years since, CAR has continued to face a situation of chronic and prolonged health emergency.

August 10, 2016

As frontlines continue to shift and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) armed group continues to mount an offensive on the city of Menbij, growing numbers of civilians are fleeing their home towns towards the areas surrounding the Euphrates River. Both internally displaced Syrians and host communities in the region are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

August 09, 2016

In the month since a new wave of unrest began in Kashmir, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have suspended their regular mental health activities in order to support health facilities treating the wounded.

July 29, 2016

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK, JULY 29, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Juba by vaccinating people at high risk, providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatment, as more than 300 cases have been recorded in the city, including five deaths.

July 28, 2016

Hospitals are buckling under the pressure from attacks and dwindling supplies in eastern Aleppo, Syria, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned today, as the number of wounded patients increases and an estimated 250,000 people are now under siege in the city with no way out.

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."

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