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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August 14, 2009

Loreto Barceló is head of the MSF regional emergency team based in Panama. Currently, she and her team are in Juliaca, a town in Peru’s southeastern Puno region, responding to a cold spell that has caused an increase in both the incidence of and mortality from respiratory infections, especially pneumonia, in children under five years old.

August 13, 2009

Lifesaving healthcare provided to the community of Jilib in Lower Juba Valley, Somalia, is under threat following the looting of an MSF medical clinic.

August 11, 2009

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is resuming activities in the detention center for undocumented migrants in Pagani on the Greek island of Lesvos in the northeastern Aegean Sea. The project is focusing on the provision of psychosocial support to the center’s detainees.

August 10, 2009

With photography and video by photojournalist Brendan Bannon, MSF brings you the underreported story of hundreds of thousands of Congolese who are fleeing the violent attacks of Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistant Army (LRA).

August 09, 2009

The Simelela center was set up to offer medical care, the collection of forensic evidence, counseling and follow-up care for victims of sexual violence in the rape-ravaged township of Khayelitsha. “We did a lot of work to raise awareness. We went door-to-door, held marches, and put on puppet shows for children at schools and crèches. We told them, ‘Speak up and break the silence about rape’. Married women or girlfriends who had been imprisoned in their own bedrooms told us what happened to them."

August 09, 2009

Theresa Saday, 40, is confronting the problem of sexual violence in Liberia, where she works with MSF to counsel sexual violence victims and their parents. “We meet parents on a daily basis who are unhappy that their children, who have been raped or abused, will go to the police. These parents are anxious, they are afraid for their children’s safety. So they turn to us with their concerns and for support.”

August 09, 2009

MSF doctor Sarah Carpenter has volunteered in Angola, Uganda and Darfur. She is featured in the "Making a Difference" series, which profiles Angelenos who have made careers in charitable work.

August 06, 2009

Amman, August 7, 2009—More than 100 wounded patients have been assisted in the aftermath of a large bomb blast on the outskirts of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq today, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

August 06, 2009

Intense conflict and violence continues to affect hundreds of thousands of civilians in the provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The toll of sexual violence remains extremely high. During clashes and brutal attacks on villages, people are killed, raped, wounded, or forced to flee to the bush or to camps.

August 05, 2009

Peter Rosseel, Miguel Trelles, Seydouba Guilavogui, Nathan Ford, Kathryn Chu
World J Surg 2009;34(3):453-8.
World Journal of Surgery

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