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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October 20, 2010

As many as 400 children have died of lead poisoning-related illnesses in Nigeria since March, two international aid groups say, and as many as 30,000 people could be affected by lead contamination.The deaths occurred predominantly in children under the age of 5 in the state of Zamfara, according to Lauren Cooney, the emergency manager for Medecins Sans Frontieres. The group is also known by its English name, Doctors without Borders.

October 20, 2010

Floodwaters have largely receded in the north and northwest, while MSF continues to assist displaced people in the Sindh and Balochistan.

October 19, 2010

Doctors and nurses treat over 750 children every month at a hospital in Gondoma, Sierra Leone.

October 19, 2010

On World Mental Health Day, MSF organized a theatrical performance in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj el-Barajneh and an art exhibition in its Community Mental Health Center outside the camp.

October 18, 2010

“Alaw Baya Alaw" - Kashmiri for “Hello Brother, Hello” - has been on the air in the Kashmir Valley since 2005. Its purpose is to raise awareness of mental health issues in an entertaining way.

October 18, 2010

While documenting the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, photographer Nicola Vigilanti met a brave young girl named Mirlanda who was receiving physiotherapy and post-operative care for her quake-related injuries at MSF's Saint Louis Hospital. Mirlanda's inspiring struggle for recovery is just one story from the many thousands of Haitians in the rehabilitation process.

October 17, 2010

Patient and other voices from MSF's Mathare AIDS clinic in Kenya about how they rely on affordable generic antiretrovirals produced in India for their survival. Learn more about the impact the EU-India Free Trade Agreement. Join our “EUROPE! Hands off our medicine” campaign & tell Europe to stop pushing policies that will deny medicine to millions of patients in the developing world.

October 14, 2010

The Kashmir Valley has been in the midst of increasing civil unrest since June. Violent, deadly clashes between protestors and security forces have led to strict 24-hour curfews and an even more pronounced military presence on the streets, the combination of which has kept people from accessing much-needed mental health care. MSF has been providing psychological care in Kashmir since 2002 and since June the team has had to adjust its strategy to in order to reach those who need help the most.

October 14, 2010

The world’s top food aid donors continue to supply and finance nutritionally substandard foods to developing countries, despite conclusive evidence of their ineffectiveness in reducing childhood malnutrition.

October 14, 2010

An open letter from Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director of MSF-USA, urging the U.S. to stop supplying nutritionally substandard food to malnourished children in developing countries.

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