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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August 25, 2016

The intensity of fighting has decreased in recent days in districts surrounding Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, after heavy clashes between Afghan government forces and armed opposition groups at the beginning of August.

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.

August 12, 2016

As fighting moves into districts surrounding Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, sick and injured people are struggling to reach the city’s Boost Hospital, a 300-bed facility run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Health.

Patients report that roads are blocked and checkpoints are delaying them from reaching the hospital. After major clashes, fewer patients can reach the hospital for critical needs.

August 11, 2016

An interview with Dr. Hussein, a Syrian pediatrician who manages a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in besieged eastern Aleppo, which is now enduring a withering onslaught by government and government-affiliated forces. Dr. Hussein had left Aleppo to celebrate Eid Al Fitr outside the city and has been unable to get back in since the last road into east Aleppo was cut in July.

August 11, 2016

By Natalie Thurtle, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator.

"Berm" /bəːm/ an artificial ridge or embankment, such as one built as a defense.

Syria. Eleven million displaced. Four hundred thousand deaths. These are approximations. At this juncture, deaths and displaced persons are estimated in zeros—the individual simply disappears.

August 10, 2016

As frontlines continue to shift and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) armed group continues to mount an offensive on the city of Menbij, growing numbers of civilians are fleeing their home towns towards the areas surrounding the Euphrates River. Both internally displaced Syrians and host communities in the region are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

August 08, 2016

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, AUGUST 8, 2016—A busy hospital that served as a reference center for pediatric patients in the town of Millis, in Syria’s Idlib governorate, was destroyed by aerial bombing on Saturday, killing 13 people and depriving 70,000 people of essential medical care, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which provides support to the facility.

August 03, 2016

“20,000 people displaced from the east and heading this way . . . We need to investigate this as a priority.’’ 

I’m staring at the laptop screen, trying to make sense of the list of Congolese towns and villages people are moving between. I’ve only been here in DRC for two weeks, and the names are heavy with vowels and ‘k’s. I search the crappy map – an A4 print-out with muddy thumb smudges and a classic tea stain - even in the center of the African continent, a Brit is capable of reproducing this quintessential office stamp. 

July 29, 2016

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK, JULY 29, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Juba by vaccinating people at high risk, providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatment, as more than 300 cases have been recorded in the city, including five deaths.

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