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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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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Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier's Newly Translated Book Now in Stores

New York, April 10, 2002 — Every day, somewhere in the world, violations of international humanitarian law are taking place. How these violations are defined—something as simple as using the word "massacre" instead of "genocide"—may decide whether rights are granted or denied, whether lives are saved or destroyed.

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International Experts Call for New Public Initiatives and Global Support

New York, March 14, 2002 — Research and development of new medicines for diseases such as sleeping sickness, kala azar, and malaria that kill millions each year in the developing world is urgently needed, according to a group of 150 international experts meeting in New York this week.

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Jerusalem, March 10, 2002 — Since November 2000, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched two medical and psychological care programs in the Palestinian autonomous territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The programs are intended to benefit people living in areas most exposed to violence, including those close to the confrontation spots, Israeli army installations and Israeli settlements.

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