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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October 25, 2009

Half a year after Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were forced to abandon its project in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to the security situation, it is still not safe to return. Meanwhile, infection levels of sleeping sickness, which was a main focus of MSF’s activities in the area, are on the rise and many vulnerable people are at risk to the fatal disease.

October 25, 2009

"Since we left, at least 1,000 people have died of sleeping sickness in the region. It is unacceptable. We cannot stand here with our arms crossed and let people die that way. As soon as the situation allows, MSF will go back."

October 22, 2009

In Manila and in the North of the Philippines, MSF teams continue to assist the most vulnerable people affected by Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma, which struck the country on September 26 and October 3, affecting over 8.4 million and causing 849 deaths.

October 22, 2009

It has been more than two months since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumed providing psychosocial support to undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in the Pagani detention center on the island of Lesvos, and the situation continues to be extremely worrying.

October 21, 2009

However, MSF teams are still finding remote areas where aid has yet to arrive. Inhabitants have lost their houses and belongings, and are clearly are in need of essential relief items.

October 21, 2009

As Typhoon Lupit is expected to make landfall on the Philippines on October 22 or 23, the northern part of the country is still trying hard to recuperate from recent weeks of heavy rain, which has caused floods and triggered devastating mudslides. On October 9, dozens of towns and villages in the province of Benguet were hit by mudslides that killed hundreds of people and buried settlements under a thick layer of mud. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently providing medical assistance and relief items to victims in the most affected areas in Pangasinan and Tarlac provinces and is assessing needs in Benguet.

October 20, 2009

Stockholm, October 21, 2009 – The largest European countries are lagging far behind the United States in funding of tuberculosis (TB) research and development. As such they bear a responsibility for the painfully slow progress in finding new TB tests and treatments, according to a report released today by the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The report shows that all European countries in the analysis—with the exception of Sweden-- have failed to prioritize TB and are contributing to huge global underfunding at a time when 1.7 million people die every year from the disease.

October 20, 2009

Sanaa/Paris, October 20, 2009 — Two months into the war in Northern Yemen, one of the last functioning hospitals in the Saada governorate was directly hit by rocket fire last week and forced to close. It is urgent that a hospital be set up in a safe area allowing patients to access health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Tuesday. MSF is ready to restart medical activities in the governorate as soon as possible.

October 20, 2009

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is starting the process of gradually handing over its tuberculosis (TB) program in Chechnya.

October 16, 2009

Work with MSF Recruitment information sessions will be held in these cities between October and December 2009: Burlington, VT Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Minneapolis, MN Washington, DC Seattle, WA Denver, CO New York, NY All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers are invited to a presentation, film, and question-and-answer session to learn more about how to become part of MSF's field work. A human resources officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process. Learn more and register here. Book release: A Not-So-Natural Disaster MSF is pleased to announce the publication of Niger 2005: A Not-So-Natural Disaster, edited by Xavier Crombe and Jean-Herve Jezequel and published by Hurst & Company, London.  This book examines the malnutrition crisis that struck Niger during the "hunger gap" months of 2005, a period when MSF treated 60,000 malnourished children, from a variety of perspectives. Nutrition experts, academic researchers, and aid workers share their analysis of the historical, sociological, and political roots of the crisis and the implications for future aid responses.  The Photographer A photo exhibit based on the highly praised graphic novel The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders will be on display in November at the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami during the Miami Book Fair. Strengthen Your Commitment MSF would like to thank all of our donors who have pledged to our Multiyear Initiative.  With their annual commitments of $5,000 or more, these generous supporters provide MSF with predictable and sustainable funds, enabling us to respond effectively and rapidly to emergencies around the world and helping us to better plan for the future.  To date, we have received pledges totaling over $20 million towards the Initiative. To find out how you can participate, please contact Mary Sexton, director of major gifts, at (212) 655-3781 or mary.sexton@newyork.msf.org. For our Future and Yours MSF’s Charitable Gift Annuities make it easy to provide for our future as well as your own.  When you set up a gift annuity for at least $5,000 with MSF, you will receive fixed payments for life and an immediate income tax deduction.  Minimum age when payments begin is 65.  We follow the schedule of rates recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities.  For more information about Charitable Gift Annuities, including a personalized illustration of how a gift annuity can work for you, please contact:  Beth Golden, planned giving officer at (212) 655-3771 or plannedgiving@newyork.msf.org.

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