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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New York/Brussels, September 7, 1999 — The last medical team of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) present in East Timor has been expelled from the district of Baukau by the militia today. To the best of our knowledge, there are no longer any international medical aid agencies still present in East Timor.

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MSF Launches Vaccination Program

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Full Cargo of Supplies Under Way

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Full Cargo of Supplies Under Way

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Brussels/New York, August 14, 1999 — Two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian aid workers who were reported missing in Liberia on August 11, 1999, were released last night along with four other international humanitarian aid workers and ten local staff members taken at the same time.

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Brussels/New York, August 12, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms the abduction of two of their medical volunteers in northwest Liberia yesterday morning, August 11, 1999. Nurse Irene Martino and logistician Trond Heldaas were taken by armed persons and conducted to an unknown place. Four British aid workers with the humanitarian agencies Merlin and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) were also taken hostage at this time.

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40% of Children Under Five Suffering from Malnutrition

Paris/New York, August 2, 1999 — Twenty-thousand people who were displaced by fighting have returned to Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, during the past 15 days. Of this number, 7,045 returned on July 31. Their health is extremely precarious.

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Food Beyond the Reach of Many in Malange

New York/Luanda, July 29, 1999 — After four months of inaccessibility, teams from the international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reached the besieged town of Malange, Angola, where they have discovered a severe nutritional crises. Severe fighting forced aid workers out of Malange, which is east of the capital Luanda, in March.

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High Rents, No Registration or Protection and Lack of Medical Care Among Worrying Findings of Survey

New York/Kukes, Albania, May 18, 1999 — Many Kosovar refugees in northern Albania are not receiving adequate international aid because they are housed in host families. They are fast running out of money to pay for food and shelter and have no access to basic medical care.

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A team from MSF has been investigating reports of a deadly hemorrhagic fever in north-eastern Congo.

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