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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June 16, 2011

Sara
Aged 39, from Mogadishu, arrived 15 days ago

June 16, 2011

Nenna Arnold, a community outreach nurse at the Dagahaley refugee camp in northeastern Kenya, cares for Somali refugees fleeing violence, insecurity, and a devastating drought.

June 16, 2011

Family and sexual violence have long been recognized as serious problems in Papua New Guinea; nearly 20 years ago a government study revealed shocking levels of violence throughout the country.

June 15, 2011

Inhumane living and hygiene conditions in detention facilities in the Evros region in Greece are causing major health problems for migrants and asylum seekers living there, MSF said.

June 14, 2011

MSF has about 250 international staff and 3,000 Haitian staff currently working in Haiti. The organization spent around US$150 million in Haiti in 2010 and plans to spend US$70 million in 2011.

June 14, 2011

An MSF staff member detained for weeks in Bahrain was released uncharged on June 11.

June 13, 2011

In Central African Republic, one million people are estimated to be affected by the ongoing violence. Particularly since 2008, families have been repeatedly displaced from their villages, forced to flee into the bush, where they remain trapped and unable to return to their homes, with little access to any medical care.

June 13, 2011

MSF will assist the construction of two temporary clinics in the tsunami-afflicted Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. 

June 13, 2011

The three refugee camps run by the office of the United Nations High Commissoner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Dadaab, Kenya, 50 miles from Somalia, are full. But more and more people arrive here every day. An extension to one of the camps could provide a temporary solution to providing shelter for new arrivals who now must create shelters from nothing in the barren desert. But the extension lies half-built and empty due to a breakdown in negotiations between the Kenyan authorities and the UNHCR. So the new arrivals remain in the desert with nowhere to go.

June 13, 2011

Dr. Gedi Mohamed, director of the general hospital at Dagahaley refugee camp, in northeastern Kenya, describes what brought him to Dadaab and how MSF is coping with the severely overcrowded conditions.

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