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.


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 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 15, 2016

War has once again escalated in Yemen. The April ceasefire agreement came to a violent end with suspension of peace talks on August 6. From northern Saada Governorate to Taiz Governorate in the south, intense airstrikes have resumed.

September 09, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse Crystal van Leeuwen recently returned from seven months coordinating MSF’s medical activities in Yemen. A member of MSF’s emergency team, van Leeuwen has worked with MSF in countries including Syria, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria, as well as on the Ebola response in West Africa. Here, she describes her experience in Yemen.

August 23, 2016

Foreign Correspondent's Middle East correspondent, Sophie McNeill, travels to Yemen to report on a war that has now claimed more than 6500 lives, many of them children, in just 17 months. View external media.

August 18, 2016


August 16, 2016

Three more patients wounded in yesterday’s airstrike on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northwestern Yemen died last night, raising the death toll to 14 people, the organization said today. [Aug. 17 update: the death toll now stands at 19; more information to come.]

As reported yesterday, one MSF staff member died of injuries in the blast, Abdul Kareem al Hakeemi.

August 15, 2016

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, AUGUST 15, 2016 — A hospital supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northwestern Yemen was hit by an airstrike today, killing at least 11 people and injuring at least 19.

The attack on Abs Hospital, in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate, occurred at 3:45 pm local time and immediately killed nine people, including an MSF staff member. Two more patients died while being transferred to Al Jamhouri hospital. Five patients remain hospitalized.

July 26, 2016

SANA’A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, JULY 26, 2016—The ongoing war and import restrictions in Yemen are taking a heavy toll on the country’s medical system, forcing cutbacks in lifesaving treatment for thousands of patients with kidney failure, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for increased international support for Yemen’s dialysis centers.

June 15, 2016

“This was the first time I was confronted with injuries caused by gunshots, grenades and mines, and they were often horrific injuries,” says Helmut Shoengen, an anesthetist and doctor who recently returned from working in Aden, Yemen, with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

“We treated many severely injured patients—men, women and children as well—with gunshot wounds to their heads, chests, abdomens, arms and legs,” he says. “Grenade injuries were bad, because they often included burn injuries to the face.