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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March 01, 2009

On February 18, 2009, MSF started a massive measles vaccination campaign in the district of Adré in Eastern Chad, along the Sudan border. MSF teams have up to today vaccinated 19,000 children against measles.

March 01, 2009

At least three million Zimbabweans are living in South Africa after fleeing a dramatically deteriorating situation in a country in crisis, yet few can find respite. Also in this edition, hear how MSF assists victims of rape in projects around the world.

February 26, 2009

About 560,000 inhabitants of Kirundo province in northern Burundi, most of whom are farmers, are facing a food crisis. More and more children are suffering from malnutrition due to the shortage of food. Thousands of inhabitants are believed to have fled to Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania, all in search of food. MSF launched an emergency intervention in the province on February 4

February 25, 2009

MSF is urgently calling on both parties in the conflict in the Vanni area in northern Sri Lanka to ensure the safety of civilians and to allow access to humanitarian assistance. MSF teams are still unable to enter the Vanni to evaluate the needs of the affected population and provide urgently needed medical care.

February 25, 2009

On Tuesday, February 24, scores of civilians were injured in a new surge in fighting in multiple locations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. MSF medical teams have so far treated 121 casualties in Daynile Hospital, by far the largest influx of wounded people since MSF opened its surgical program in Daynile, located on the outskirts of Mogadishu, in September 2007.

February 25, 2009

MSF International President Christophe Fournier speaks about the current health system collapse in Zimbabwe.

February 24, 2009

P Chaillet, R Zachariah, K Harries, E Rusanganwa, AD Harries
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103(6):634-7. (doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.01.023)

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February 24, 2009

Amsterdam/Chisinau, February 24, 2009 — Today, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on the Moldovan and Transnistrian authorities as well as the international donor community to pay more attention to the health needs of the population of Transnistria.

February 24, 2009

Helena Huerga, Brigitte Vasset, Elisa Prados
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2009;103(5):476-84.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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February 23, 2009

Weak, dehydrated, and traumatized, the Rohingya people who arrive on Thailand’s shores, after crossing the Andaman Sea from western Myanmar, come with alarming stories.

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