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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September 11, 2008

New York, NY, September 11, 2008—Hundreds of international food aid and nutrition experts, representatives from donor institutions and aid organizations, and political leaders, gathered in New York today to try to better tackle the scourge of global childhood malnutrition—a neglected crisis that contributes to the unnecessary deaths of 3.5 to five million children under five every year and leaves millions more with life-long disabilities.

September 11, 2008

Fourteen days after Tropical Storm Gustav made landfall, followed by Tropical Storm Hanna and then Hurricane Ike last week, many areas are still inaccessible in devastated Haiti.

September 10, 2008

MSF has been forced to evacuate teams from some areas and redeploy to other areas in North Kivu province as a result of heavy fighting that began on August 28. The people of North Kivu, already suffering from nearly constant violence, find themselves once again on the battlefield.

September 10, 2008

Madrid/New York, September 10, 2008 —Refugees and migrants, they had escaped from conflict and extreme poverty in the Horn of Africa by trying to cross the Gulf of Aden. The survivors tell of their dangerous journey at the hands of brutal smugglers.

September 08, 2008

Max Cosci, MSF head of mission in Haiti, describes the situation on the ground in Gonaïves after Haiti was hit by Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna, and Hurricane Ike.

September 07, 2008

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding the humanitarian needs brought about by a series of hurricanes and tropical that have struck Haiti. According to authorities, 25,000 to 30,000 houses were destroyed and up to 500 people have died nationwide. People have very little access to food and clean water, and major crops have been destroyed.

September 05, 2008

Two MSF teams have begun providing medical care to flood victims in the northeastern Indian state of Bihar, where it has also started conducting the first emergency relief distributions in various locations and displaced camps, as well as necessary assessments in the districts of Araria, Supaul, Purnia, and Madhepura.

September 05, 2008

On Monday, September 1, a humanitarian flight crashed outside of Bukavu town, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Among the 17 victims of the crash was Dr. Samuel Bamoueni, a member of MSF in DRC.

September 03, 2008

Rio de Janeiro/New York, September 2, 2008 – The Brazilian Patent Office has rejected a patent application by Gilead on the drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), in a move that could increase access to a key HIV/AIDS medicine across the developing world, says international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 02, 2008

Due to a rise in violence, MSF has been forced to cease medical activities in one of its clinics in the Wardigley/Hodan area of Mogadishu, Somalia.

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