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.

Country/Region

Filter by vocabulary: issues (multisite):

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.

More >

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.

More >

Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 31, 2003 -- The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is shocked and appalled by the killing of a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ricardo Munguía, a water and habitat engineer, was shot in cold blood on March 27 in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan. MSF shares the grief and outrage of Mr Munguía's family, friends, and colleagues, and expresses its sincerest condolences to his loved ones.

More >

Amman, Jordan, 26 March 2002 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) sent two trucks of medical supplies for Baghdad from Amman, Jordan, today. The 10 tons of supplies include materials for 300 surgeries, post-operative medicines, water and sanitation supplies, and some nutritional material.

More >

New York, March 26, 2003 -- The Ingush authorities have given the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) until March 26, 2003, to destroy 180 shelters constructed by MSF for the most vulnerable displaced Chechens in neighboring Ingushetia. This order represents an additional obstacle preventing humanitarian organizations from aiding a population increasingly threatened by forced repatriation.

More >

Doctors Without Borders Sends Emergency Team to Aid Displaced

More >

New York/Brussels, March 18, 2003 – Following the March 15 seizure of power in the Central African Republic (CAR) by General Bozizé, the situation for the nearly 30,000 Central African refugees taking refuge in the south of Chad is becoming more precarious by the day. Yet as the crisis deepens, international aid agencies seem reluctant to react.

More >

UNHCR and Liberian Government Urged to Open Camps in Safe Areas

Map of Liberia

More >

Russian authorities unwilling to assume their responsibilities

More >

Kinshasa, March 6, 2003 - A serious measles epidemic has reached the region of Kamina Lenge, south of Ankoro, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a vaccination campaign for close to 50,000 children.

More >

Pages