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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June 04, 2009

While Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has set up a system to provide initial treatment to the wounded and sick people in displaced persons camps, the needs remain immense, requiring an around-the-clock medical presence in the camps to respond to all emergencies.

June 04, 2009

MSF provides care to hundreds of thousands of people in six states in Southern Sudan. In recent months, increasing violence and insecurity caused mostly by fighting between different tribes, as well as heightened tensions around disarmament initiatives, criminality in the regional capital, Juba, and road banditry has made it more difficult for MSF field teams to reach people in need of aid.

June 04, 2009

Since May 5, fighting has occurred nearly every day in Razeh, northern Yemen. For now, MSF has been able to continue working at the city hospital and has treated 41 war-wounded since that date.

June 04, 2009

"Violence has never stopped, it has always been present. Sometimes it is the result of the political conflict between the government and armed groups and sometimes it is different: banditry or intra-community conflicts."

June 04, 2009

Since I started with MSF, women’s reproductive health programs have grown in priority. This makes sense in light of high maternal mortality rates in the contexts where MSF works. With much more information and evidence available, I think we are doing a better job of providing “best practices” within our projects.

June 03, 2009

Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Matthias Egger
PLoS ONE 2009;4:e5790. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005790)

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June 03, 2009

When the war between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government ended on May 16, MSF emergency coordinator Lauren Cooney and her team provided emergency medical care at the Omanthai checkpoint, where thousands of people poured out of the conflict zone.  Here, Cooney describes the situation.

June 03, 2009

MSF, Ministry of Health doctors and nurses, and Red Cross Society volunteers quietly move from patient to patient housed under six temporary structures. Most of the patients have several dressings that need to be changed regularly. In a small room in the hospital, MSF surgeons and anesthetists carry out surgical procedures such as skin grafts and wound closures.

June 02, 2009

Laurence Ahoua, Gunar Guenther, Loretxu Pinoges, Paul Anguzu, Marie-Laure Chaix, Clotilde Le Tiec, Suna Balkan, David Olson, Charles Olaro, Mar Pujades-Rodríguez
BMC Infectious Diseases 2009;9:81. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-81)

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June 02, 2009

The situation remains extremely serious inside the hospitals and for the 269,000 displaced people in Vavuniya District.

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