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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October 25, 2016

A few days ago, Dr. Zanidin Amin sent his seven children and the rest of his family back to their hometown of Marjah, a district outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Their house in the capital had been hit by bullets during heavy fighting between Afghan Government forces and armed opposition groups.  

October 23, 2016

“Forced From Home” Interactive Exhibition Opens at Schenley Plaza, Experienced Aid Workers Give Firsthand Accounts of Global Refugee Crisis

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 28, 2016

Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu

International President

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

United Nations Security Council

September 28, 2016, New York, USA

 

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:

September 19, 2016

With winter starting to factor into people's thoughts, prospects seem grim for many of the migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in Calais, in northern France. The French government has vowed to shut the camp down once and for all. Another barrier—a 13-foot-high, half-mile-long wall—appears set to go up. And just this week, Calais residents held demonstrations and set up roadblocks demanding that the camp be razed.

Even though assistance to the camp appears to have thinned, people are still making their way there.

September 01, 2016

Dutch photojournalist, Kadir Van Lohuizen, recently visited the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 300 bed hospital in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

August 25, 2016

Dr. Erlend Grønningen from Trondheim, Norway is a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supervising medical doctor at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Dr Gronningen arrived in Afghanistan in April, 2016, and primarily focuses on internal medicine, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). This is his second assignment with MSF, having worked in South Sudan in 2014.

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 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.

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