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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June 22, 2016

Telemedicine helps to bridge gap between remote areas and large hospitals, links patients with specialists across the globe.

June 20, 2016

The attacks that occurred on June 3, 2016 in Bosso, a town in Niger's Diffa region, forced tens of thousands of people to take to the road. For many, it was the second time they had been displaced by violence related to the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram.

June 13, 2016

In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as people displaced from their homes by violence face their third summer living in harsh conditions. Meanwhile more people are being forced to flee their homes as a result of renewed fighting. The humanitarian crisis is being fueled by the conflict in the region and magnified by political instability and a severe economic crisis, which is further eroding Iraq’s fragile infrastructure and crumbling services, already weakened by years of violence.

June 10, 2016

Three ships with medical and logistical teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescued a total of 1,300 people from boats adrift in the central Mediterranean on June 8 and 9. More than one-third of those rescued were women and children, including many unaccompanied minors.

June 09, 2016

Skye Giannino is a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In April 2016, she supervised a MSF vaccination campaign in the town of Old Fangak, South Sudan. Here, she shares her experiences from this challenging assignment.

Day three of African Vaccination Week and I’m grinning maniacally at a toddler crying post injection. It is not sleep deprivation causing this reaction—though it would be acceptable to think so, the days leading up to and during this campaign have been very long. But no, it is because I know something he doesn’t.

June 09, 2016

This year MSF opened a primary health care center in Abu Ghraib, in the western part of the Baghdad.

June 09, 2016

Little Wuk is a malnourished boy. He is two years old but only weighs as much as a baby of a few months. He was admitted three days ago and received stabilization treatment and antibiotics to treat an infection. This morning he started eating ready-to-use therapeutic food, which is made from a mixture of peanut paste with proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. He will be discharged in a few days if he can eat and does not require further treatment. His mother will then take him home with her four other children.

June 08, 2016

On June 3, the town of Bosso, in Niger’s Diffa region was attacked by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram. The raid, during which dozens of soldiers were reportedly killed, was one of the deadliest ever in the region. And it forced tens of thousands of people—including most of the population of Bosso and the neighboring towns of Yébi and Toumour—to flee.

The majority of these newly displaced people had already been displaced by violence previously; Bosso and surrounding areas were supposed to be a sanctuary.

June 06, 2016

On Friday, June 3, following intense fighting in Taiz, Yemen, hospitals that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports in the city received 122 wounded patients, the vast majority of them civilians. Twelve other people sent to the hospital were declared dead on arrival.

Today, as the fighting continues, three injured children from the same family were brought to hospital after two rockets destroyed their house, killing their mother. Their father is still missing.

June 02, 2016

Nyekuony, 35, was fishing in the river near her home in South Sudan’s Sudd swamps, one of the world’s largest wetland areas, when she was bitten on the foot by a snake. She sought help from a traditional healer, then bought medicines from the local pharmacy, but the wound refused to heal. Before long, the flesh and bone had started to rot, eating away at her foot and lower leg. No longer able to walk, Nyekuony had to move around on all fours. By this time, the region was caught up in conflict, and it was too dangerous to travel to a hospital.

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