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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April 21, 2009

MSF remains fully committed to providing impartial medical assistance to the people of Sudan. Consequently, MSF is currently engaging in direct discussions with the Sudanese authorities in order to continue to deliver emergency medical aid in Darfur and elsewhere in northern Sudan.

April 21, 2009

Over the last 36 hours, MSF surgeons, alongside Ministry of Health staff, have been working around the clock to treat more than 400 war-wounded patients who have arrived in Vavuniya hospital in the government-controlled area of northern Sri Lanka.

April 21, 2009

Contrary to earlier reports in the media, MSF confirms that, based on its own information, its two staff members held captive in Somalia are in good health and are eating well.

April 20, 2009

MSF confirms that two of its staff members were abducted yesterday in the Bakool region of Somalia.

April 19, 2009

Some 900 people across Haut Uélé province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have been murdered since the end of 2008, in a string of brutal attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), an armed group active in Uganda and Sudan for over two decades. The systematic violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes and shelter in makeshift structures such as this one. They are receiving little assistance.

April 17, 2009

Several countries in West Africa are facing a major meningitis epidemic. In Nigeria, this is the worst meningitis epidemic the country has experienced since 1996.

April 16, 2009

“It’s true that vaccinations stop the epidemic from spreading, but without emergency medical treatment for patients with meningitis, the number of lives lost would be catastrophic," says MSF doctor Nico Heijenberg.

April 16, 2009

In Vavuniya, about 50 miles south of where the fighting is taking place, MSF provides food in 10 camps for displaced people and works in the area’s hospital. Two MSF surgeons provide support to the existing surgical team; in March, they carried out almost 800 operations.

April 13, 2009

As Haiti’s prime minister, the UN Secretary General, representatives from more than 30 donor countries, and multilateral agencies convene tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to fund strategies for Haiti’s future economic and social development, they must not neglect the country’s immediate public health crisis. MSF calls on the Haitian government and international donors to immediately implement concrete measures to improve access to health care for the Haitian population.

April 13, 2009

Port-au-Prince/Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/New York, April 13, 2009 – As Haiti’s prime minister, the UN Secretary General, representatives from more than 30 donor countries, and multilateral agencies convene tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to fund strategies for Haiti’s future economic and social development, they must not neglect the country’s immediate public health crisis, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF calls on the Haitian government and international donors to immediately implement concrete measures to improve access to health care for the Haitian population.

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