Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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December 13, 2016

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 13, 2016 — At this critical juncture in the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed outrage over the unremitting violence directed against civilians and the unresponsiveness of those who can stop it.

MSF called on all warring parties to abide by their obligation to protect civilians in both the besieged areas and in areas newly taken over by the Syrian government.

December 12, 2016

NPR talks to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) physician, Sarah Giles, who spent four months on a search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. Giles shares stories of the women whom she met during the search and rescue efforts. View external media.

December 09, 2016

Photojournalist Benedicte Kurzen traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to document the largely unseen crisis of sexual assault in the country. View External Media. 

December 09, 2016

Pediatric specialist Marco Olla worked in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) malnutrition projects in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. Here, he describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the medical impact of malnutrition on children, and the treatment provided by MSF teams.

December 09, 2016

On August 15, 2016, a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Yemen's Hajjah governorate was hit by an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led coalition, killing 19 people, including one MSF staff member, and injuring 24 others. On December 6, the coalition's Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) released a statement calling the strike an "unintentional error" and making other claims which MSF disputes as follows.

December 09, 2016

Collins, 25, from Cameroon was rescued by the Dignity I, one of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue ships in the Mediterranean on Sunday. Collins was nine months pregnant, and she had begun having contractions on the rubber boat where she was packed in among 120 other people desperately trying to reach Europe. Read more about MSF's activities on the Mediterranean in our Flipboard magazine.

December 08, 2016

Geneva—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s Access Campaign has named Dr. Els Torreele as its next executive director. Dr. Torreele will take up her position in Geneva from the end of February 2017.

Dr. Torreele will succeed Dr. Manica Balasegaram, who left the position as executive director in June 2016. Sophie Delaunay has filled the role of executive director in the interim and will hand over duties to Dr. Torreele in early 2017.

December 08, 2016

These photos show the aftermath of an attack on one of the key surgical hospitals in eastern Aleppo during airstrikes on November 17, 2016. The damage was so extensive that the hospital was forced to halt service immediately. The hospital had an emergency room, an intensive care unit, and a number of operating theaters providing orthopedic and general surgery.

December 08, 2016

Dr. Abu Wassim was working inside the East Aleppo hospital that was hit by airstrikes on November 17, 2016. Here, in an interview recorded a week later, he tells the story of that day:

“We started hearing shells raining down on the buildings at the end of the street, about 500 meters away from the hospital. We heard 40 or more shells exploding, with the noise moving closer and closer towards the hospital. That’s when all the staff—technicians, nurses and doctors—evacuated all the patients down to the basement.

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