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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January 10, 2017

Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the authorities to improve conditions for people suffering in below-freezing temperatures. View external media.

January 09, 2017

Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling again on the authorities to improve conditions for people suffering in below-freezing temperatures.

January 09, 2017

More than 7,500 migrants and refugees are currently stranded in Serbia, living in overcrowded camps and informal settlements. The country has agreed with the EU to host up to 6,000 people, of whom only 3,140 live in facilities adapted to winter. In Belgrade, around 2,000 young people, mainly from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria, currently sleep in abandoned buildings in the city center, while temperatures plummet to as low as -20°C or -4°F.

January 06, 2017

This article was originally published in the Lancet Global Health Blog, January 6, 2017.

Author: Kerstin Hanson

Kerstin Hanson is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician who specializes in childhood malnutrition. She serves as the Nutrition and Pediatrics Technical Advisor for MSF in Paris.

January 04, 2017

In the past three months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 metric tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks. “As a medical organization, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food,” explains MSF head of mission Phillippe Le Vaillant. “But there are people in desperate need. Other organizations were not stepping in up until now, so MSF was obliged to fill this gap.”

January 03, 2017

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are particularly vulnerable to chronic diseases; many have no access to health care and when they discover they have hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, it may already be too late. Others cannot afford the treatment.

December 28, 2016

Almost six years into the conflict in Syria, the high number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has put considerable pressure on the country's health system. In November 2014, the Jordanian Health Ministry decided it would no longer provide free health care to refugees. Since then, registered Syrian refugees have had to obtain legal documentation from the Interior Ministry to receive health care from public health facilities at subsidized rates.

December 27, 2016

Eighteen months of brutal conflict have plunged Yemen into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. After a short ebb in fighting brought on by recent peace negotiations, airstrikes and ground combat have fully resumed, with dire consequences for civilians. All armed actors involved in the conflict—including the Saudi-led Coalition and the Houthis—are conducting this war and carrying out indiscriminate attacks without respect for civilians or essential civilian infrastructure like hospitals.

December 21, 2016

After working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Liberia at the tail end of the Ebola epidemic, Australian nurse Emma Parker spent almost six months at Al-Salam Hospital in Khamir, Yemen. Here she describes her experience working as head nurse. 

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