MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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July 08, 2009

"So in August we tried one more time. We had been at sea for four days and four nights when our boat broke down. There were about 50 people on board. We were rescued by a Maltese ship and brought to Malta."

July 08, 2009

MSF has resumed work in Ta’kandja detention center for migrants and asylum-seekers in Malta after authorities committed to enable the provision of effective medical care and to ensure adequate living conditions for detainees. About 60 percent of patients MSF has treated there are from Somalia.

July 07, 2009

Nairobi/New York, July 7, 2009—The resumption of fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, has forced the majority of people living in the Yaqshid, Karan, and Abdul Azziz districts in the north of the city to flee, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 07, 2009

The MSF team in Honduras is preparing to provide support to local health structures should they be overwhelmed by an influx of wounded in the coming days.

July 07, 2009

Oliver Yun, M. Angeles Lima, Tom Ellman, Wilma Chambi, Sandra Castillo, Laurence Flevaud, Paul Roddy, Fernando Parreño, Pedro Albajar Viñas, Pedro Pablo Palma
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2009;3(7):e488.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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July 06, 2009

Since April, an outbreak of measles has been sweeping through the town of Guri El and nearby areas in the Galgaduud region of South and Central Somalia. So far, MSF has treated 403 patients for measles-related complications in the area.

July 01, 2009

Esdras Augusto, Marie-Eve Raguenaud, Chindamony Kim, Mam Mony, Petros Isaakidis
Tropical Doctor 2009;39:176-177. (doi: 10.1258/td.2008.080340)

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July 01, 2009

In our main reports, hear how MSF's program for victims of sexual violence has helped one 17-year-old in Guatemala, which has a striking 10,000 reported cases per year. Also hear an interview with an MSF water and sanitation specialist who has just returned from Bangladesh, where, two months after Cyclone Aila, survivors are still struggling.

July 01, 2009

"As a soldier in the Kosovo Conflict, I witnessed humans at their most violent and inhumane; yet I also saw humans at their most compassionate and selfless in the form of [MSF]", says singer-songwriter James Blunt, a long-time supporter of MSF.

June 30, 2009

Pakistan’s Mardan District, in North West Frontier Province, is trying to cope with an influx of more than one million people fleeing war in the region. MSF has increased the number of hospital wards in the Mardan Medical Complex and is supporting the nearby Takht Bhai Rural Health Center to help treat the growing number of patients.

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