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.



March 17, 2009

M Massaquoi, R Zachariah, M Manzi, O Pasulani, D Misindi, B Mwagomba, A Bauernfeind, AD Harries
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103(6):594-600. (doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.02.012)

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March 16, 2009

Geneva, March 16, 2009 ? Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that on Sunday, March 15, the Lord?s Resistance Army (LRA) carried out attacks on Banda, a village in Haut Uélé, in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF has been providing treatment for patients with sleeping sickness for almost a year in Banda, a village 150km southwest of Doruma.

March 14, 2009

Khartoum/Brussels/New York, March 14, 2009 – Four Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff kidnapped on March 11 in Serif Umra, North Darfur, Sudan, were safely released today, March 14, 2009.

March 14, 2009

MSF cannot confirm reports that our team, abducted on Wednesday March 11 from Serif Umra, North Darfur, has been released.

March 13, 2009

MSF confirms that  we managed to speak again to our colleagues, abducted on Wednesday March 11 from Serif Umra, North Darfur, Sudan. MSF confirms that they are in good health and cannot comment further about this.

March 12, 2009

Ready-to-use food supplements (RUFs) can significantly reduce rates of the deadliest forms of malnutrition, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on January 21. The study took place in Niger in 2006 and 2007 during the period between harvests when children are most vulnerable to malnutrition and showed that children given RUFs in addition to their normal diet were 60 percent less likely to progress to the severe stages of malnutrition than those who were not given the supplements. MSF began using this preventative strategy in its projects in 2007.

March 12, 2009

An 8-year-old girl is examined by medical staff in an MSF isolation center in Western Kasai Province, central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She was brought there by her father who suspected she was a victim of an Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in the area.

March 12, 2009

Graphic Novel Follows MSF Through War-Torn Afghanistan in 1986 The Photographer, a graphic novel that follows photographer Didier Lefèvre and an MSF team through northern Afghanistan in 1986, will be published by First Second Books in May. Illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert and designed by Frédéric Lemercier, the novel combines Guibert’s art with Lefèvre’s striking photographs. Led by French MSF nurse Juliette Fournot, the MSF team with Lefèvre set out to assist Afghani civilians during the Soviet Union’s invasion. For more information, go to CD to Benefit People of Darfur Causes 2, a compilation CD to benefit the people of Darfur, Sudan, will be released on May 5 by Waxploitation records. The CD will include songs by Devendra Banhart, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, and My Morning Jacket. All of the proceeds are distributed to MSF, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam America. To order the CD or for more information, go to Join our Legacy Society Doctors Without Borders’ Legacy Society is a group of special supporters who have chosen to remember MSF in their estate plans, helping to ensure our ability to deliver vital humanitarian aid for years to come. We invite you to join our Legacy Society by including MSF in your will or living trust. We also accept beneficiary designations on retirement plans, brokerage accounts, and life insurance policies. If you have already included MSF in your estate plans, please tell us so we can thank you and include you in the Legacy Society. To learn more about naming MSF in your will or other planned giving opportunities, please contact: Beth Golden, planned giving officer, at (212) 655-3771 or beth.golden@ Strengthen Your Commitment MSF would like to thank all of our donors who have pledged to our Multiyear Initiative. With their annual commitments of $5,000 or more, these generous supporters provide MSF with predictable and sustainable funds, enabling us to respond effectively and rapidly to emergencies around the world and helping us to better plan for the future. To date, we have received 80 pledges nearing $20 million towards the initiative. To find out how you can participate, please contact Mary Sexton, director of major gifts, at (212) 655 3781.

March 12, 2009

MSF confirms reports that three of its international staff were abducted last night in Serif Umra, in the Sudanese province of North Darfur. Two of MSF's Sudanese staff were taken at the same time; however, they have since been released.

March 12, 2009

Southern Sudan is a region synonymous with war, famine and displacement of people. Its people have been shattered by more than 20 years of conflict. Four years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended the war between the government in Khartoum and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, southern Sudan’s population still faces ongoing violence, disease outbreaks, starvation, and virtually non-existent access to health care in many areas. These people’s struggles and triumphs are never clearer than in the stories of their women.