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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February 19, 2009

MSF is preparing to scale up its assistance to displaced people in camps in and around the city of Vavuniya, in Northern Province, Sri Lanka. MSF is already distributing food and basic relief items in 10 camps and plans to work in five more.

February 12, 2009

MSF provides mental health counseling in Vavuniya for traumatized patients.

February 01, 2009

MSF humanitarian worker speaks to CNN about the plight of civilians fleeing a decades-long internal conflict in Sri Lanka.

January 29, 2009

Yesterday, 226 sick and wounded civilians, 51 of them children, were evacuated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN from the Vanni district of Sri Lanka's Northern Province after being wounded during fighting between government forces and rebel group the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

January 28, 2009

MSF is very concerned for the safety of an estimated 250,000 people trapped in heavy fighting in the Vanni in northern Sri Lanka. Hundreds of civilians are reported to have been wounded and killed during the last days as the LTTE-controlled area has shrunk in the face of the government of Sri Lanka’s military offensive.

September 12, 2008

Following a directive from the government of Sri Lanka earlier this week, MSF withdrew its staff yesterday from Kilinochchi town, in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)-controlled Vanni area. MSF is very concerned about the possible consequences of ongoing hostilities for the people still living in the area, and the impact of displacement on the health of the population.

January 29, 2008

In this edition, reports on three of the most underreported humanitarian stories from the past year, including stories on how MSF is responding to Sri Lanka's rekindled civil war and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province.  The struggle for civilians to survive amid the violence in the Central African Republic is the top story.

January 27, 2008

In Sri Lanka, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are present at Point Pedro, in the Jaffna Peninsula, where the population is still isolated by the conflict. In spite of restrictions imposed by the governmental authorities, MSF pursues its activities in a region increasingly affected by war.

January 25, 2008

Sri Lanka: Populations Cut Off by the Conflict

May 01, 2007

In this month's edition, you'll hear stories on how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to the upsurge of violence in the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka and West Africa's Ivory Coast. And a feature on MSF's reconstructive surgery program in Amman, Jordan, for war-wounded Iraqi civilians.

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