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.


October 13, 2016

October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.

October 09, 2016


AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, OCTOBER 9, 2016 — The few remaining medical personnel in eastern Aleppo are exhausted, working around the clock to treat daily influxes of wounded patients, even as the siege of the city prevents additional medical personnel from joining them, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

October 07, 2016

Over the past week, four major reference hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in opposition-controlled areas of Rural Damascus Governorate were hit by bombing and shelling, damaging the facilities and severely limiting access to medical care. As with the ongoing siege of Aleppo, these incidents occurred as part of an intensifying military surge by the Syrian Government and its allies against opposition areas around the capital.

October 07, 2016

At least 377 people killed over the past two weeks in fiercest bombings since the beginning of the war

Amman/New York, October 7, 2016—As eastern Aleppo witnesses the fiercest bombing campaign since the beginning of the Syrian war, access to health care has become extremely limited, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Seeking medical care is a danger in itself, with at least 23 recorded attacks on eastern Aleppo’s eight remaining hospitals since the siege began in July.

October 03, 2016

Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) remembers one of the darkest moments in its history. On October 3, 2015, U.S. airstrikes killed 42 people and destroyed the MSF trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. As we grieve the loss of our colleagues and patients, we are left with the question: is it still possible to safely provide medical care on the frontline?

September 29, 2016

The story of Maya Mahameed, 13, from Syria, as told by her mother:

My daughter Maya, who is 13 years old, sustained a serious injury on her way back from school as a result of rocket shelling on Dara'a Governorate on February 17, 2015.

Maya was transported to the Jordanian-Syrian border suffering injuries in the abdomen, hip and sacrum. Upon reaching the border, Maya was taken in an MSF Ramtha Hospital ambulance to the Jordanian side to receive urgent medical care.

September 29, 2016

Amman, Jordan/New York, September 29, 2016—At least 59 war-wounded Syrians, including 11 children between the ages of three and 14-years-old, have been denied medical evacuation to Jordan in the past three months, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday.

September 28, 2016

Two hospitals in eastern Aleppo were severely damaged last night during the ongoing, indiscriminate bombing of the city and have been forced to halt all activities. These attacks caused the death of at least two patients inside the hospitals and injured two medical staff members as well.

Both of the hospitals hit last night were supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other organizations.  

September 27, 2016

MSF releases a detailed documentation of the two attacks on medical facilities in Yemen ahead of the UN Security Council closed session on the protection of medical mission. Member states must stress the urgent need for concrete measures to protect access to medical care in conflict zones.

September 23, 2016

Hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in eastern Aleppo have reported significant increases in the numbers of wounded patients following days of relentless bombing on the besieged city.

In just two days, MSF-supported hospitals admitted 145 wounded people and registered 23 deaths.

MSF is deeply concerned about the effects on civilians of these ongoing bombing campaigns.