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 20, 2016

NEW YORK/GENEVA, OCTOBER 20, 2016—A new cholera control strategy using a single-dose oral vaccine instead of two doses could be sufficient in protecting against the deadly disease during an outbreak, according to a study published by international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in the Lancet Global Health this week.

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

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 12, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are treating people for cholera, injuries and other medical conditions and providing support to medical facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

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 12, 2016

“The World Health Organization’s annual look at the global state of tuberculosis this year makes for a shockingly bad report card: countries are failing to diagnose and treat millions of people with TB, which caused 1.8 million deaths last year. Governments need to get their heads out of the sand and realize that TB is not a disease consigned to the 1800s; we see and treat TB in our clinics every day, and it’s a deadly threat to all of us.

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 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.

October 07, 2016

The bombing campaign of the past two weeks has caused massive damage to the last few functioning hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo, Syria. Inside, medical staff are faced with unimaginable choices.