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 06, 2016

Al-Marj clinic is an MSF-supported medical site in East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. After suffering a series of tragedies, Dr. Abu Yasser*, a general practitioner and director of the medical department of the clinic, describes the newest challenge: no more ambulances.

Yesterday, Dec. 5, a strike hit near our clinic and destroyed our two ambulances and two other hospital cars. This is terrible because now we are worried about what we’ll do if injured people come in and we can’t refer them elsewhere.

December 01, 2016

Satish Devkota, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor based in Taiz, in south-west Yemen, discusses the dire situation on the ground and the types of severe wounds people, including many women and children, are coming to the hospital with. View external media.

 

  

November 29, 2016

War-torn Aleppo is no place to raise children, but Umm Leen has seven kids, and they’ve never left the besieged city. Here, Leen tells her story about delivering a child into a city under constant target.

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.

October 31, 2016

The bombing campaign in Aleppo has left thousands of people in need of serious medical care, including Abdul Hadi, a nine-year-old boy who suffers severe brain trauma and memory loss from an airstrike that hit while he played innocently in his front yard. Roadblocks in the besieged city keep Hadi from reaching the specialized attention he needs.

October 12, 2016

Since the end of September, a horrific bombing campaign has been underway in Aleppo, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. More than 250,000 people are living under siege in east Aleppo, and the eight remaining hospitals in the area are overwhelmed; doctors are working around-the-clock with limited resources. Dr Abu Huthaifa shares his story as a surgeon working in Aleppo for the past three-and-a-half years.

October 10, 2016

“What is clear is that we have lost the capacity to help in any major way,” says MSF's head of mission for Syria projects. Only 35 doctors remain in east Aleppo and they are overwhelmed with needs.

October 09, 2016

SAFE PASSAGE IS NEEDED TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO ENTER

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.

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