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.



October 15, 2016

Airstrikes by Syrian and Russian forces have hit four hospitals in besieged east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, causing huge damage to one of them and injuring at least two doctors. The bombings also destroyed an ambulance and killed its driver.

October 14, 2016

With intensive care units full and medical supplies running out, eastern Aleppo’s seven remaining hospitals cannot cope for much longer, says surgeon Dr. Abu Huthaifa.

October 13, 2016

The Washington Post visits the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project in Banki, northeastern Nigeria, and describes the dire malnutrition situation. View external media.

October 13, 2016

Indiscriminate bombing by Syrian and Russian forces is taking a devastating toll on the children of eastern Aleppo. At least 320 children have been wounded and 114 have died as a result of airstrikes over the past three weeks alone. The siege has cut off access to essential vaccinations, and water-borne diseases are reportedly on the rise. Hospitals also report that the struggle to access medical facilities has increased the likelihood that people—particularly children—with easily treatable wounds will suffer potentially fatal complications.

October 13, 2016

October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.

October 13, 2016

As Kenya’s government-mandated closure of the Dadaab refugee camp draws nearer, MSF is urging the government of Kenya, the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and donor countries to find an alternative to a policy that will send thousands of refugees back to war-ravaged Somalia.

October 12, 2016

Since the end of September, a horrific bombing campaign has been underway in Aleppo, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. More than 250,000 people are living under siege in east Aleppo, and the eight remaining hospitals in the area are overwhelmed; doctors are working around-the-clock with limited resources. Dr Abu Huthaifa shares his story as a surgeon working in Aleppo for the past three-and-a-half years.

October 11, 2016

In besieged eastern Aleppo, where the few remaining hospitals are already overwhelmed by huge numbers of wounded patients, even reaching health facilities is now a deadly gamble. Repeated attacks on emergency responders and first-aid providers have left the region's ambulance services in shambles, with just 11 working ambulances remaining for a population of 250,000 people.

October 10, 2016

“What is clear is that we have lost the capacity to help in any major way,” says MSF's head of mission for Syria projects. Only 35 doctors remain in east Aleppo and they are overwhelmed with needs.

October 09, 2016


AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, OCTOBER 9, 2016 — The few remaining medical personnel in eastern Aleppo are exhausted, working around the clock to treat daily influxes of wounded patients, even as the siege of the city prevents additional medical personnel from joining them, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.