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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January 12, 2009

Hear about the worst humanitarian crises of 2008, and whether there’s anything that we as individuals can do to help. Nicolas de Torrente of MSF talks about their recently-released "Top Ten" list of 2008.

January 12, 2009

MSF is taking part in a vaccination campaign targeting 525,000 people in response to an outbreak of yellow fever in Sierra Leone. The five-day campaign started on January 10.

January 09, 2009

MSF faces major problems in obtaining access to the wounded. The security conditions still prevent medical teams and humanitarian aid workers from providing aid to a population that has nowhere to flee and finds itself trapped.

January 09, 2009

Jessica Pourraz, MSF field coordinator in Gaza, observes that the situation in the field remains unchanged. Given the security conditions, medical teams and humanitarian aid workers are still unable to deliver aid to a population that has nowhere to flee.

January 09, 2009

Four-year-old Sheleme, above, is one of the 28,000 severely malnourished patients MSF treated between May and September in southern Ethiopia. After nine days of treatment at an MSF therapeutic feeding center in Kuyera, Oromiya region, Shemele had recovered from the severest stage of malnutrition and went home with a week’s worth of nutrient-rich, ready-to-use food. The year 2008 was extraordinary for the number of emergencies that occurred. Your support made it possible for MSF teams to bring humanitarian assistance to millions of people in crises across the globe. With your help, we will continue to provide independent and impartial medical care to the people who need it the most in 2009—whoever and wherever they are—and to be advocates for those whose voices are not heard. Thank you.

January 08, 2009

As of January 7, MSF has seen more than 16,000 patients with suspected cases of cholera in Zimbabwe. Currently, MSF teams are seeing an overall decrease in the number of cases at the projects where they are working. However, the UN has reported a major spike in cases – on January 6 1,080 new cases and 19 deaths were reported while January 5 saw 675 new cases and 59 deaths.

January 07, 2009

As of January 7, a total of 42 patients have been reported with suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the province of Western Kasai, central DRC. Thirteen of the 42 patients have died. The epicenter of the epidemic is believed to be Kaluamba village, in the center of the province.

January 06, 2009

Luis Encinas recently returned from Kasai Occidental province in central DRC, where he led the MSF team fighting an epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. A nurse by profession and the operations coordinator for this MSF project, Encinas spoke about the situation on the ground and how MSF has changed its way of responding to Ebola.

January 06, 2009

New York, January 7, 2009 — The military offensive in the Gaza Strip is affecting civilians indiscriminately, while medical teams continue to face serious obstacles to providing assistance. The international community must not be content with a limited truce, which is largely inadequate for providing lifesaving assistance.

January 05, 2009

MSF Field Coordinator on Gaza Humanitarian Situation

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