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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MSF Forced to Suspend Operations Despite Enormous Needs in Makamba

Bujumbura/Paris, April 28, 2003 — On April 25, a team from the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) working in Makamba province in southern Burundi was forced to suspend its activities although insecurity makes MSF's presence in the region critical for the civilian population.

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New York/London, April 24, 2003 - A report released by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows that major donor agencies such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK's Department For International Development (DFID) are continuing to support cheap, but failing, malaria treatments in Africa despite a rising death toll from the disease.

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Doctors Without Borders Urges the World Food Program (WFP) to Continue Food Distributions

Paris/Geneva, April 23, 2003 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) considers the nutritional situation in East Aweil county and Tonj county (Bahr-el-Gazal) in Southern Sudan alarming. The organization urges the WFP to continue its food distributions in these regions.

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MSF urges all parties involved in the conflict to respect civilian populations

 

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Brussels/Paris, April 7, 2003 – Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced today it still has no news about two MSF volunteers who disappeared Wednesday, April 2, in Baghdad. It is reasonable to assume that Iraqi officials are holding the two men. The four other volunteers from the six-person MSF team that has been present in Baghdad for several weeks are still in the Iraqi capital.

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Moscow, April 2, 2003 – Two hundred and thirty-three days after the kidnapping of Arjan Erkel, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Dagestan, MSF and over 300,00 people worldwide call on President Vladimir Putin of Russia do everything in his power to secure Arjan's release. Today, the first 300,000 signatures of a petition will be delivered to his office.

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Hanoi/Brussels, April 2, 2003 – Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is re-enforcing its team in the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. The team, in place since March 19, is helping to contain the illness known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which has already killed 75 people and infected over 1800 worldwide.

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Monrovia/New York, April 1, 2003 – Following violent combat in Liberia, some tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons are now cut off from desperately needed aid and assistance. Last week's fighting led to significant population displacement in eastern Liberia (near the border with Ivory Coast), central Liberia and in Monrovia's outskirts.

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