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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International Experts Call for New Public Initiatives and Global Support

New York, March 14, 2002 — Research and development of new medicines for diseases such as sleeping sickness, kala azar, and malaria that kill millions each year in the developing world is urgently needed, according to a group of 150 international experts meeting in New York this week.

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Jerusalem, March 10, 2002 — Since November 2000, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched two medical and psychological care programs in the Palestinian autonomous territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The programs are intended to benefit people living in areas most exposed to violence, including those close to the confrontation spots, Israeli army installations and Israeli settlements.

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New York, February 28, 2002 — A report released by the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows how ongoing insecurity and indiscriminate violence in Chechnya continue to drive large numbers of Chechen civilians to seek refuge in Ingushetia and other neighboring republics only to receive inadequate humanitarian assistance there due to a policy of refusing to register new arrivals.

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Nairobi/New York, February 15, 2002 — A Sudanese health worker from the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 20 year-old James Koang Mar, and four other Sudanese civilians were killed last week when at least three bombs were dropped by the Government of Sudan on the village of Nimne in southern Sudan. An MSF team visited Nimne today and received confirmation of James Koang's death in the attack.

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Report Released by MSF Debunks Malaria Treatment Myth

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Medical Supplies and Food Stolen from MSF Offices

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MSF Analysis Finds Insecurity and Unequal Access to Food at Afghanistan's Largest Camp for Displaced Peoples

Herat/New York, February 6, 2002 — A nutritional survey conducted by the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Mazlakh camp, near the Western Afghan city of Herat, shows a severe increase in malnutrition among thousands of internally displaced Afghans living in the camp.

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Fourth Annual Listing Emphasizes Decreasing Protection for Refugees, the Need for Neglected Disease Treatments, and Ongoing Wars in Congo, Chechnya, and Colombi

 

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