MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 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 17, 2014

 

Dr. Bertrand Draguez is a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Medical Director currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is  important, what is needed in order for them to make an impact in this outbreak, and why MSF is taking exceptional measures in facilitating clinical trials for potential treatments.

What is MSF currently doing on experimental treatments and vaccines?

October 16, 2014

The bombing of a crowded market on October 9 in a besieged suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus, wounded massive numbers of people that health workers are struggling to treat due to an alarming shortage of medical supplies.

October 14, 2014

MSF medical specialist Maartje Hoetjes describes the situation in South Sudan's Upper Nile state.

October 14, 2014

As the fighting continues to rage in Iraq, 1.8 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Humanitarian aid efforts are insufficient and come nowhere near to covering people’s most basic needs. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sees two kinds of displaced people: those who have managed to escape to a region of Kurdistan unaffected by the fighting, and those trapped in dangerous areas like the provinces of Anbar and Kirkuk.

October 14, 2014

 

The situation in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a new wave of violence broke out on October 7. Men and youths have taken up positions at strategic crossroads throughout the city and set up blockades that are making it very difficult for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or any other aid groups to reach the injured.

October 08, 2014

MSF is trying to help meet the new and increased medical needs of displaced Iraqis in Iraqi Kurdistan.

October 08, 2014

 

Since January 2014, violence in Iraq has driven an estimated 1.8 million people from their homes, according to official figures. Nearly half of them are taking refuge in schools, camps, or unfinished buildings in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

October 06, 2014

A year after 366 people drowned near Lampedusa, Italy, during a desperate attempt to reach Europe, many thousands more have undertaken the same journey.

September 26, 2014

Most shelters are dry and road access to the camp has improved, but conditions remain precarious for tens of thousands.

September 23, 2014

 

With bombs falling since July 8, the Palestinian Territory returned to a semblance of calm on August 26. The human and material damage is immense and the political and economic situation does not give cause for optimism.  

When an unlimited ceasefire between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Forces was announced, the streets of Gaza filled with jubilant crowds. For weeks, few people aside from ambulance drivers would have been on these roads, but now students were returning to classrooms, businesses were getting up and running again, and fishermen headed back to the sea.

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