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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October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017, New York, NY

Speech by Jason Cone

Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

October 25, 2017

The offensive on Raqqa that started in June 2016 ended on October 17 when the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the international coalition, took control of the city, which has been cleared of fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group. However, the end of the battle in Raqqa doesn’t mean that the war in this part of Syria is over—or that people in the region are no longer suffering.

October 23, 2017

Since August 25 more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled targeted violence in Myanmar and sought safety across the border in Bangladesh, bringing the total of Rohingya refugees in that country to nearly a million. The new arrivals share horrific stories with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams about their villages being raided and burned and of widespread violence against civilians. They carry the scars from bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence.

October 23, 2017

Today in Geneva Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr. Joanne Liu spoke at a Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. Here, Dr. Liu describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is unfolding after renewed violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

October 19, 2017

On October 18 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the port city of Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar.

MSF’s international medical personnel are supporting staff from the Malagasy Ministry of Health to provide treatment to patients currently hospitalized in the plague triage and treatment center. This specialized facility was built earlier this week outside the city’s hospital by international partners, including MSF.

October 19, 2017

Since late August, more than 530,000 ethnic Rohingya refugees have fled targeted violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh, according to the Inter Sector Coordination Group. This is among the largest and fastest-growing refugee emergencies in decades. However, the Rohingya refugee crisis is not new. MSF has provided medical aid to the Rohingya in Bangladesh for decades.

October 18, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organization, brings its exhibition designed to raise awareness about the plight of the more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people to Portland this week. From October 16-22, Forced From Home will share the individual stories of the world’s displaced populations, and help visitors better understand the medical humanitarian consequences of the global refugee crisis.

October 18, 2017

Since August 25 more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert Paul Jawor recently returned from southeast Bangladesh.

October 18, 2017

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has massively increased its operations in the country. This scale-up follows the influx of more than 582,000 Rohingya refugees since August 25, after a wave of targeted violence against the Rohingya in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

October 17, 2017

Jez Goeldi knew something was wrong when the chaotic buzz of the nearby market suddenly disappeared, leaving him and his colleagues engulfed by an eerie silence. The team was inside the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical facility in Aburoc, in the White Nile region of South Sudan. "The donkeys and chickens were gone, and that told me that the population had yet again been forced to flee," says Goeldi, the 36-year-old deputy logistics coordinator for MSF.

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