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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October 20, 2009

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is starting the process of gradually handing over its tuberculosis (TB) program in Chechnya.

October 16, 2009

Work with MSF Recruitment information sessions will be held in these cities between October and December 2009: Burlington, VT Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Minneapolis, MN Washington, DC Seattle, WA Denver, CO New York, NY All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers are invited to a presentation, film, and question-and-answer session to learn more about how to become part of MSF's field work. A human resources officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process. Learn more and register here. Book release: A Not-So-Natural Disaster MSF is pleased to announce the publication of Niger 2005: A Not-So-Natural Disaster, edited by Xavier Crombe and Jean-Herve Jezequel and published by Hurst & Company, London.  This book examines the malnutrition crisis that struck Niger during the "hunger gap" months of 2005, a period when MSF treated 60,000 malnourished children, from a variety of perspectives. Nutrition experts, academic researchers, and aid workers share their analysis of the historical, sociological, and political roots of the crisis and the implications for future aid responses.  The Photographer A photo exhibit based on the highly praised graphic novel The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders will be on display in November at the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami during the Miami Book Fair. Strengthen Your Commitment MSF would like to thank all of our donors who have pledged to our Multiyear Initiative.  With their annual commitments of $5,000 or more, these generous supporters provide MSF with predictable and sustainable funds, enabling us to respond effectively and rapidly to emergencies around the world and helping us to better plan for the future.  To date, we have received pledges totaling over $20 million towards the Initiative. To find out how you can participate, please contact Mary Sexton, director of major gifts, at (212) 655-3781 or mary.sexton@newyork.msf.org. For our Future and Yours MSF’s Charitable Gift Annuities make it easy to provide for our future as well as your own.  When you set up a gift annuity for at least $5,000 with MSF, you will receive fixed payments for life and an immediate income tax deduction.  Minimum age when payments begin is 65.  We follow the schedule of rates recommended by the American Council on Gift Annuities.  For more information about Charitable Gift Annuities, including a personalized illustration of how a gift annuity can work for you, please contact:  Beth Golden, planned giving officer at (212) 655-3771 or plannedgiving@newyork.msf.org.

October 16, 2009

Flood water in the Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is receding, yet millions are still left homeless. Concerns are growing about the needs for shelter, food, and protection against diseases such as malaria.

October 16, 2009

There are few health care options for Somalis and very few international organizations present. Before MSF arrived in Jamaame, there were only traditional healers and shops that sold drugs.

October 14, 2009

In Faradje, Haut-Uélé region, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a project in 2009 for children who were abducted by armed groups. In the first five months, MSF staff assisted 114 children. Here are three of them.

October 14, 2009

On Monday, October 12, MSF teams received patients reportedly injured in a demonstration against the demolition of the Bundu-Ama waterfront area in Port Harcourt.

October 14, 2009

Kinshasa, DRC, October 14, 2009 – One year after violence erupted in Haut-Uélé district, in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), attacks and clashes have now expanded to new areas, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee. Humanitarian organizations have failed to meet the massive needs that have resulted and an urgent response with greater presence in the rural areas of Haut-Uélé and Bas-Uélé is imperative, said the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

October 13, 2009

MSF is currently working in northeastern DRC, providing more than 9,000 medical consultations a month in hospitals and health centers. MSF has also distributed relief items to some 16,000 people displaced by violence, and provided vaccinations and mental health support. In total, 27 international staff work alongside 140 Congolese colleagues in MSF projects in Haut-Uélé and Bas-Uélé.

October 12, 2009

Torrential and prolonged rains continue to flood new areas of the main Philippine island, Luzon. Mobile teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are providing medical care and relief items to the most vulnerable people in remote and inaccessible areas where many have yet to receive any help.

October 09, 2009

By 11:30am most patients in Ahmed Shah Baba hospital, in eastern Kabul, have been seen. They arrive early in the morning, receive their consultations and treatment, and return home before the hottest part of the day begins. Just before the staff take their lunch break, there is one patient left in the emergency room and two pregnant women in the maternity ward. Only the vaccination room and its waiting area are still bustling with women in bright blue burkas and their young children. The register shows that the staff have already vaccinated 150 children today.

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