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 05, 2016

BBC looks at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) response to the malnutrition crisis in northeastern Nigeria, where up to 120,000 face the risk of starvation.  View External Media.

December 01, 2016

In October, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Kunduz trauma center in Afghanistan was targeted by US airstrikes, which resulted in the deaths of 14 staff, 24 patients and four patient caretakers. Over one million people in northeastern Afghanistan remain deprived of high-quality surgical care as a result.

Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of those who died. We also remember our colleagues who tragically lost their lives this year in a helicopter crash in Nepal and our colleague who was killed in the Central African Republic (CAR). We take this opportunity as well to tell Philippe, Richard and Romy, our staff who are still missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), that they are not forgotten.

November 21, 2016

After intense fighting yesterday in Taiz, Yemen, emergency rooms managed or supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 76 war-wounded patients and another 21 people who were dead on arrival, including one off-duty MSF staff person.

It was the first day of a newly announced ceasefire in Yemen.

Most of the patients suffered fractures, severe burns, open wounds and lacerations as well as internal injuries. The wounded and dead were received on both sides of the front line, in hospitals and trauma centers managed or supported by MSF in Taiz.

November 21, 2016

Several medical facilities, including a children’s hospital and the largest general hospital in the area, have been hit or destroyed since airstrikes on besieged East Aleppo resumed on November 15, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Saturday.

September 21, 2016

At the end of 2013, when fighting broke out in the capital of South Sudan and rapidly spread throughout the country, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) dispatched teams along with medical supplies to critically affected locations. The number of projects run by MSF quickly increased; today MSF has 17 projects across nine of South Sudan's 10 states.

August 03, 2016

“20,000 people displaced from the east and heading this way . . . We need to investigate this as a priority.’’ 

I’m staring at the laptop screen, trying to make sense of the list of Congolese towns and villages people are moving between. I’ve only been here in DRC for two weeks, and the names are heavy with vowels and ‘k’s. I search the crappy map – an A4 print-out with muddy thumb smudges and a classic tea stain - even in the center of the African continent, a Brit is capable of reproducing this quintessential office stamp. 

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 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.

June 29, 2016

Thousands of people are newly displaced due to fighting in Wau, South Sudan. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing medical care to displaced people in the area through mobile clinics. Dr. David Kahindi, MSF deputy medical coordinator in Wau, gave the following account by phone on Monday:

June 22, 2016

MSF WARNS OF STARVATION AND SEVERE MALNUTRITION

ABUJA, NIGERIA/PARIS, JUNE 22, 2016 — A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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