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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Immediate Food Distribution Urgently Needed

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Massive Mobilization of Aid Needed to Avert Deaths of Hundreds of Thousands

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Traumatized Families Emerging From Remote Areas More Dead Than Alive

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Emergency Relief Operation Launched

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Nairobi/New York, April 29, 2002 — In a report released today, the international medical organization Doctors Without Borderes/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) charged warring parties in Sudan's western Upper Nile (WUN) region with responsibility for appalling civilian mortality from infectious diseases and violence.

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Worst Malnutrition in Past Decade Found in Areas Long Cut Off From Aid

Kuito/New York, April 26, 2002 — Malnutrition witnessed by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) among people emerging from the war zones in Angola is among the worst seen in Africa in the past decade. These areas had been cut off from medical and food aid since 1998 when the civil war intensified, and are only now becoming accessible due to the recent cease-fire agreements.

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Geneva, April 25, 2002 — On Africa Malaria Day, as drug resistance sweeps across the continent and ever more African children die of this treatable disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly urges countries to switch to newer more effective medicines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes this new policy and calls for increased funds to aid immediate implementation.

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Fresh Graves, Ghost Towns, and Starving People Discovered in South

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Freetown/New York, April 12, 2002 — In advance of the May 14 elections in Sierra Leone, internally displaced persons and recently repatriated Sierra Leonean refugees are being sent back to their regions of origin. However, the rushing of this repatriation process is endangering the health and security of hundreds of thousands of people. Guarantees of safe passage, facilitation of transport, and care for the most vulnerable have not been upheld.

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