Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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March 19, 2011

The Japanese Red Cross has not asked for financial assistance, though other branches of the Red Cross and other relief agencies are collecting money targeted for the country. But Japan is not Haiti in that it is a rich country with a disaster relief infrastructure in place. Some are arguing that individuals should not donate their money specifically for Japan. Jennifer Tierney, US Director of Development, explains why MSF is not accepting restricted donations for Japan.

March 18, 2011

On March 17, MSF teams working with Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Health treated 66 wounded following violent attacks in a densely-populated Abidjan neighborhood.

March 17, 2011

"We tried to respond very rapidly. What we have looked at right from the beginning is a very small team trying to be flexible, mobile, modular."

March 17, 2011

MSF's 12-person team in northeastern Japan continued to work in evacuation centers and carry out assessments, while the Tokyo office planned shipments of food, water, and blankets.

March 16, 2011

Increasingly intense armed confrontations and political gridlock in Ivory Coast have had serious consequences on its population, MSF said today.

March 16, 2011

Despite some encouraging trends among people living with HIV in Mozambique, a great deal of work remains to be done.

March 15, 2011

MSF personnel in northeast Japan are working in a small community in Miyagi prefecture and assessing ways to assist the massive relief effort.

March 14, 2011

Security conditions have made it effectively impossible for medical teams to travel safely to areas where fighting has created the most needs.

March 14, 2011

While MSF continues to assess the needs in Japan, we are not currently accepting specfically earmarked donations because the scope of our response is not yet clear.

March 14, 2011

MSF is finding serious needs in areas that had previously been impossible to reach by road.

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