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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September 06, 2010

More than 500,000 people have arrived in Sukkur. Reportedly, one out of every three people there is a newcomer seeking dry shelter anywhere; empty school buildings, streets, and even old railway lines are full of people who need food, medicine, and safe, clean water.

September 06, 2010

“Children become malnourished or even severely malnourished due to the lack of food, clean water, and a place to stay,” said MSF nurse Abdul Wasay.

September 06, 2010

Living conditions for people displaced by floods in Pakistan have intensified malnutrition. Malnourished children are more susceptible to potentially deadly illnesses, such as acute watery diarrhea and pneumonia.

September 06, 2010

Brussels, September 6, 2010—As finance ministers from the European Union gather in Brussels for a formal meeting to discuss the establishment of an EU-wide financial transaction tax, MSF calls on them to dedicate a proportion of the receipts from any fundraising mechanism to global health.

September 02, 2010

MSF is opening a reconstructive surgery program to treat victims of violence, domestic burn accidents, and other injuries in Gaza.

September 02, 2010

Like most tales of great invention, the story of Plumpy’nut begins with a eureka moment, in this case involving a French doctor and a jar of Nutella, and proceeds through the stages of rejection, acceptance, evangelization and mass production. The product may not look like much — a little foil packet filled with a soft, sticky substance — but its advocates are prone to use the language of magic and wonders. What is Plumpy’nut? Sound it out, and you get the idea: it’s an edible paste made of peanuts, packed with calories and vitamins, that is specially formulated to renourish starving children.

September 02, 2010

MSF teams were already at work in the area, providing medical care to 20,000 displaced people. This second wave of displaced people arrived in August, and MSF set up three new health centers.

September 02, 2010

Concern is mounting about waterborne diseases and the lack of clean water and shelter in the vast flood-affected areas of the country.

August 31, 2010

How the international food aid system is failing children; and how MSF's multimedia campaign, Starved for Attention, aims to spur public awareness and push international food aid donors to make their food nutritionally adequate for young children. Sign the Starved for Attention petition to rewrite the story of malnutrition.

August 27, 2010

Lahore, Pakistan - International aid organizations here appear unfazed by the Pakistani Taliban’s declaration that their presence in the flood-hit country is “unacceptable.”

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