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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As the rainy season continues, Ethiopia’s Lietchuor refugee camp—which shelters some 40,000 people who fled violence in South Sudan—has become a lake dotted with islands. As a result, Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the UNHCR have decided to close the camp and must find an appropriate site to relocate the refugees.

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PARIS/NORTH KIVU, DRC—One of four members of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team abducted in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, more than one year ago was found unharmed Friday, August 29. There is no news regarding the three other staff members. MSF continues its search for them and has issued a new appeal to anyone who may be in a position to secure their release.

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Following months of intense conflict, an increasingly alarming humanitarian situation is unfolding in eastern Ukraine.

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Women and children are extremely vulnerable to sexual violence during times of conflict. Rape is frequently used by armed groups as a weapon of war, and in places where law and order have crumbled, vulnerable people simply have no recourse, leaving attackers to act with impunity. Such is the case in Central African Republic (CAR), where the brutal fighting continues.

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Life During Wartime

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Renewed fighting in Bangui has resulted in an influx of new patients at the General Hospital.

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In late 2013, MSF sent teams to MSF projects in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan on the same day to record the work we are doing with Syrians, to experience the situation through the eyes of staff members trying to provide desperately needed assistance.

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Israel's ongoing military operations in Gaza were preceded by several weeks of raids and arrests by Israeli forces in the West Bank in response to the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers. And though Gaza is the center of attention at present, for obvious reasons, the raids are ongoing in the West Bank as well.

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Thousands have been fleeing to Afghanistan and finding shelter in refugee camps; MSF is working to improve poor sanitation.

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