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 08, 2009

MSF doctors and logisticians are currently assessing the situation on the main island of Luzon, as Typhoon Parma continues to rain on the northern Philippines. Authorities fear new landslides and floods as heavy rains and strong winds still prevail in the area. The two MSF teams conducting the assessment are also carrying out medical consultations as they move from place to place.

October 07, 2009

In the north of Yemen, intense fighting has been ongoing for the past eight weeks. Since September 2007, MSF has worked in Saada governorate in northern Yemen. MSF staff currently provide medical care to the population affected by the 'Sixth War', the most recent of a series of violent outbreaks that began in 2004 between government forces and members of the opposition group Al Houthi. Andrés Romero, MSF’s head of mission in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, describes the evolution of MSF’s activities in the area.

October 07, 2009

Rachel Cohen, Sharonann Lynch, Helen Bygrave, Evi Eggers, Natalie Vlahakis, Katherine Hilderbrand, Louise Knight, Prinitha Pillay, Peter Saranchuk, Eric Goemaere, Lipontso Makakole, Nathan Ford
Journal of the International AIDS Society 2009;12:23. (doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-12-23)

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October 07, 2009

Few diseases with symptoms like heart enlargement and failure, antiquated medicine and over 300,000 current reported U.S. cases would receive almost no attention, but such is the case for Chagas disease. Until now, that is.

October 07, 2009

A week after a severe earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, rescue operations are coming to an end and the search for survivors has been stepped down. However, relief operations will continue with a focus on assisting the thousands of people that have lost their homes and relatives and are now living in very harsh conditions.

October 06, 2009

A week since the campaign was launched, well over 7,000 e-mails have been sent to the drug companies by supporters from Japan to Mexico, Myanmar to Burkina Faso.

October 06, 2009

MSF teams reach isolated areas after an impressive initial response from local and international agencies.

October 06, 2009

MSF has sent two teams to assess the needs of the affected population in the districts of Kurnool and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh.

October 06, 2009

Over the past two weeks, the Philippines has been hit by Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma, which have killed over 300 people and displaced over 490,000.

October 05, 2009

A second severe storm hit the northern part of the Philippines on October 3, causing extensive material damage and killing 15 people. MSF has dispatched a team to conduct an assessment of the medical needs of the affected communities.

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