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 04, 2009

Dungu/Kinshasa, DRC/Geneva/Nairobi, February 4, 2009 – As the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to unleash violence against the people of Haut-Uélé in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the intensity of the targeted violence has prompted MSF to denounce MONUC—the United Nations peacekeeping force in eastern DRC—for its inaction in protecting the population. Tens of villages have been burned, hundreds of civilians have been stabbed or clubbed to death, and men, women, and children have been abducted.

February 03, 2009

Located on one of the busiest street corners of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the 75-bed Jude Anne Hospital has been operating well beyond its capacity since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened the facilities in March of 2006.

February 03, 2009

Riaz Ahmad (24) and Nasar Ali (27) had left Mingora, the main town in Swat valley, in two ambulances to collect people injured during fighting in nearby Charbagh and bring them to the hospital for treatment. At around 3 pm local time their ambulances, clearly identified as medical vehicles, came under fire inside Charbagh and both were killed. A third volunteer worker for MSF was injured in the leg. The drivers escaped without injury.

February 03, 2009

A cholera outbreak in Malawi that began in November has escalated considerably, with the number of cases growing by more than 100 percent in January. So far, 1,142 patients have been treated and 39 people have died.

February 01, 2009

MSF humanitarian worker speaks to CNN about the plight of civilians fleeing a decades-long internal conflict in Sri Lanka.

February 01, 2009

In this edition, hear a report from Haut Uélé Province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where MSF is trying to bring medical care to those injured and displaced by the Lord's Resistance Army. Listen to a report on the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe that has given rise to the recent, ongoing cholera epidemic; and hear a day in the life of an MSF field worker from Texas helping to bring treatment to victims of cholera in Zimbabwe.

January 31, 2009

Nancy M. Dale, Rebecca F. Grais, Andrea Minetti, Juhani Miettola, Noel C. Barengo
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009;163(2):126-30.
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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January 30, 2009

Last week, the massive cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe exceeded the World Health Organization’s (WHO) worst-case scenario prediction of 60,000 suspected cholera cases. For the third consecutive week, this was the heaviest week for new cholera cases since the beginning of the outbreak, with approximately 10,000 newly affected people.

January 30, 2009

Violent attacks in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have become increasingly frequent since late September 2008. Thought to have been carried out by Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army, the assaults have killed hundreds of people and left thousands displaced.

January 30, 2009

Bilal, 14, is being helped by his father to drink a can of cola. He is feeling better, about an hour after he was operated on by a surgical team in an MSF field hospital in Gaza City.

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