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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August 05, 2011

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the release of Saeed Mahdi, and recognizes that he has now been granted access to a lawyer. MSF firmly maintains that Saeed Mahdi was working with the organization in the capacity of driver and translator. We remain concerned about the circumstances in which he was arrested. MSF is still unable to resume working in Bahrain without guarantees that its premises and personnel would be respected.
 

August 04, 2011

Though the situation has calmed somewhat since June, some areas are still marked by instability and a lack of access to medical care.

August 03, 2011

MSF teams working in Marere, in southern Somalia, are distributing relief items to thousands of displaced Somalis who have found temporary shelter in the nearby town of Jilib.

August 03, 2011

MSF condemns the armed raid of its premises in Bahrain on July 28 and the subsequent detention of one of its staff members.

August 02, 2011

In the world's newest country, three out of four people have no access to basic health care. Women and children bear the brunt of this neglect: many women do not survive pregnancy or childbirth, and children die from preventable diseases and malnutrition.

July 29, 2011

Watch ABC News Correspondent David Muir as he makes his way to Dadaab refugee camp and visits the MSF intensive care unit where MSF staff are treating severely malnourished children.

July 26, 2011

The effects of ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa region have intensified the situation in Somalia, already precarious due to 20 years of violent conflict: food prices have gone up, livestock are dying, and humanitarian aid in the country is scarce. MSF's Marere Hospital in southern Somalia is the only health facility in the area. A Somali medical worker from Marere described the current crisis.

July 26, 2011

MSF is deeply concerned by the relocation of Somali refugees in Dadaab to the Ifo 3 camp, a move marked by a pronounced lack of transparency, planning, and consultation.

July 25, 2011

A cholera epidemic is rapidly spreading along the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of Congo. The disease is affecting towns and villages along the waterway, which is the population's main mode of transportation. More than 250 people had died as a result of the disease by July 21, and the epidemic is expected to soon reach the country's crowded capital, Kinshasa.

July 22, 2011

MSF urges all parties in Somalia, neighboring countries, and the international community to improve assistance to the Somali population in the region and remove hurdles preventing the expansion of independent aid in Somalia. 

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