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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MSF Welcomes Judge's Decision to Accept Amicus Brief

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Amsterdam, February 8, 2001 — At a press conference held in Moscow today, released aid worker Kenneth Gluck, head of mission for the North Caucasus operations of the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), related details of his kidnapping, captivity, and release. Gluck, 39, was abducted by armed individuals while traveling in an unarmed humanitarian convoy near the village of Starye Atagi in Chechnya on January 9.

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MSF Challenges Pharmaceutical Industry to Match Generic Prices

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Amsterdam, February 4, 2001 — This afternoon Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received confirmation that its aid worker Kenneth Gluck, who had been abducted on January 9, 2001, in Chechnya, was released yesterday and is safe.

In a short telephone discussion this afternoon Mr. Gluck confirmed his release. He is now under safe protection of the competent Russian authorities.

The priority for MSF is now to work on a safe return of Mr. Gluck.

 

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MSF Calls for General Food Distribution by WFP for Affected Populations

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New York/Amsterdam, 29 January 2001 — The international medical relief organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is dispatching a specialized ten-person medical team and 40 tons of relief supplies to the Indian state of Gujarat. The team and supplies will be flown directly to Ahmedebad, leaving tonight from the Belgian airfield Ostend. The medical team will then continue to the Kutch region of Gujarat, which was heavily hit by last Friday's earthquake.

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Humanitarian Aid Lacking for Refugees Fleeing Repeated Attacks on Camps

Kissidougou/Brussels, January 19, 2001 — The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has witnessed a dangerous decrease in the stability and security of the region of Guekedou in Guinea, which currently hosts around 250,000 Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees. MSF urges the UNHCR and Guinean authorities to immediately relocate these refugees to safer areas.

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Third Annual Listing Emphasizes Unremitting Violence Against Civilians in Chechnya, Angola, Colombia, Indonesia

January 15, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today issued its third annual list of the most underreported humanitarian stories of the year. The organization compiled the list to call attention to human crises that were largely ignored by the U.S. press during 2000.

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