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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December 29, 2009

Although the problems facing the Palestinian health sector in Gaza are even more serious today after this episode of extreme violence, these are problems that were ongoing before the war.

December 29, 2009

A father sees his son for the first time since the child was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

December 29, 2009

A letter from Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

December 29, 2009

As 2009 comes to a close, we bring you some of the most striking photos from some of the most urgent crises MSF responded to over the last 12 months.

December 28, 2009

In 2009, MSF responded to emergencies as diverse as cholera epidemics and malnutrition, crises in international funding for HIV/AIDS treatment, and the lack of medical assistance to newly arrived migrants in Europe. Here is a timeline documenting many of MSF responses over course of the year.

December 28, 2009

Thai authorities have begun expelling 4,000 Hmong remaining in the Huai Nam Khao camp in Thailand's Petchabun province back to Laos. No third-party organization is present at the site. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which left the camps in May 2009 following military pressure, had denounced the forced repatriation policy.

December 21, 2009

Berlin/Ashgabat, December 17, 2009 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has closed its medical activities in Turkmenistan after ten years of working in the Central Asian country.

December 17, 2009

Brussels, December 16, 2009 - Asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are bearing the brunt of increasingly restrictive policies which take a toll on their physical and mental health. Escaping conflict, deprivation or widespread violations of human rights, they endure long and dangerous journeys to Europe. Yet when they finally reach Europe, many face prolonged detention, appalling living conditions and a lack of access to healthcare. Others remain trapped outside Europe or are intercepted and sent back to countries where their health and lives may be at risk. Ahead of International Migrants Day, the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges policy makers across Europe to respect the life and dignity of migrants and asylum seekers and improve their access to basic services, including shelter and health care.

December 16, 2009

MSF announced its withdrawal of all international staff from a Tari, Papua New Guinea, hospital because of continued insecurity on hospital grounds. “In the past few weeks, there have been repeated security incidents including threats to our staff that we cannot tolerate,” said Monique Nagelkerke, head of mission for MSF in the country.

December 15, 2009

Geneva, December 15, 2009 – In a decisive step to improve access to medicines in the developing world, the Executive Board of UNITAID, the international health financing agency, has given the green light for a patent pool for AIDS medicines to open for business.

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