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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February 25, 2009

MSF is urgently calling on both parties in the conflict in the Vanni area in northern Sri Lanka to ensure the safety of civilians and to allow access to humanitarian assistance. MSF teams are still unable to enter the Vanni to evaluate the needs of the affected population and provide urgently needed medical care.

February 25, 2009

On Tuesday, February 24, scores of civilians were injured in a new surge in fighting in multiple locations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. MSF medical teams have so far treated 121 casualties in Daynile Hospital, by far the largest influx of wounded people since MSF opened its surgical program in Daynile, located on the outskirts of Mogadishu, in September 2007.

February 25, 2009

MSF International President Christophe Fournier speaks about the current health system collapse in Zimbabwe.

February 24, 2009

P Chaillet, R Zachariah, K Harries, E Rusanganwa, AD Harries
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103(6):634-7. (doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.01.023)

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February 24, 2009

Amsterdam/Chisinau, February 24, 2009 — Today, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on the Moldovan and Transnistrian authorities as well as the international donor community to pay more attention to the health needs of the population of Transnistria.

February 24, 2009

Helena Huerga, Brigitte Vasset, Elisa Prados
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2009;103(5):476-84.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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February 23, 2009

Weak, dehydrated, and traumatized, the Rohingya people who arrive on Thailand’s shores, after crossing the Andaman Sea from western Myanmar, come with alarming stories.

February 23, 2009

Geneva/New York, February 23, 2009 — MSF and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) called today for more sustainable funding for research and development (R&D) to tackle deadly, yet neglected diseases, such as sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease, that affect millions of people around the world.

February 23, 2009

Statement by Sophie Delaunay Executive Director, MSF-USA

This annual Ministerial review focusing on philanthropy and the Global Health Agenda clearly shows recognition of the urgency to address global health challenges. However, this initiative cannot replace the critical need for greater government leadership to stimulate medical innovation for neglected diseases affecting millions in the poorest corners of the world.

February 22, 2009

More than 10,000 cases of sexual violence were reported to the authorities in 2008, with 4,600 of these cases occurring in the districts of Guatemala City, where MSF runs a program to assist such victims.

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