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 02, 2016

On his way to meet friends for coffee not long ago, Abu Ahmed*, a 27-year-old computer repairman living in eastern Aleppo, was injured by a cluster bomb. Four weeks later, his bone fracture has failed to heal. His only hope is specialist orthopedic surgery in Turkey, but Abu Ahmed cannot leave his besieged hometown. Bedridden, he now watches in despair as his neighborhood is further reduced to rubble after the latest waves of unrelenting airstrikes.

On November 24 and 28, 2016, he recounted his experience.

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

Even as bombs fall on east Aleppo, babies are being born into the besieged city. For their mothers, experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in such desperate conditions is extremely challenging, both physically and psychologically.

The difficulties begin in early pregnancy. The siege has led to severe food shortages, and many pregnant women are undernourished, which can lead to severe anemia and other health problems for mother and child alike.

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 29, 2016

A doctor* in a makeshift clinic in the East Ghouta area near Damascus told MSF the following about the latest attacks in the area:

In the past three weeks, we’ve experienced new waves of strikes coming from the sky and the ground. These strikes have been hitting residential areas, particularly schools. There are still functioning medical centers but we are barely coping with this new wave of violence.

November 29, 2016

The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant increases in mass casualty influxes.

Just today, Friday, multiple airstrikes again hit East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. Medics in the area are reporting many casualties, including women and children, but the tally of today’s war-wounded and war-dead is not yet complete.

November 21, 2016

AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 21, 2016—Five months after Jordan sealed its border with Syria, displaced and war-wounded Syrians are stranded in increasingly desperate conditions as winter approaches, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for access to those in need.

November 21, 2016

The newly renovated intensive care unit (ICU) at Sulaymaniyah Emergency Hospital officially opened on November 19. The new ICU has a 10-bed capacity, including two beds in an isolation room for the most at-risk patients, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

November 21, 2016

As the battle for Mosul intensifies, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is setting up surgical field hospitals to treat the wounded and increasing its support to displaced populations. MSF has established one field hospital with surgical capacity about 30 kilometers [about 19 miles] north of the city and is setting up a second in Qayyarah, some 60 kilometers [about 37 miles] to the south.

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.

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