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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May 26, 2015

After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) evacuated by helicopter seriously injured and ill people who had no access to medical care. Footage by Brian Sokol. Read about MSF's response in Nepal.

May 26, 2015

Heading for waters off the Libyan coast aboard the rescue ship MY Phoenix, on which Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in partnership with MOAS, doctor Erna Rijnierse describes her work caring for migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

May 26, 2015

GENEVA—Governments meeting in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly raised the alarm today on the exorbitant rise in the price to vaccinate a child, and took a decisive step towards addressing the problem by passing a resolution that called for more affordable vaccines and greater transparency of vaccine prices.

May 25, 2015

 

A cholera outbreak has struck overcrowded camps where thousands of Burundian refugees are gathering in Tanzania. According to the World Health Organization, 31 people have died of the disease and more than 3,000 acute diarrhea cases have been reported among the refugees. In collaboration with local authorities, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is opening rehydration points and cholera treatment centers in Kagunga and Kigoma camps.  

May 22, 2015

In March and April 2015, a wave of xenophobic violence spread across South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province, killing seven people and injuring many more. Around 7,000 foreign nationals—from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe—were displaced from their homes, forced to live in displaced persons camps on the outskirts of Durban.

May 22, 2015

From Khameer, Yemen, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor describes the situation for displaced families who've come there to escape the bombing and fighting where they live. Dr. Berbain is standing in an area where the population has jumped from three families to 85 familes. MSF is running mobile medical clinic and relief distribution there. 

May 22, 2015

Husni Mansoor is a nurse supervisor working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Aden, Yemen. This account was originally published in The Guardian (UK)

May 22, 2015

More than 35,000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa to reach Italy between January and the middle of May this year; last year, more than 170,000 migrants landed on Italy’s shores.  

May 22, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams organized quickly to provide aid in Nepal after the first earthquake. Ann Taylor, MSF head of mission, explains how assistance was deployed after a second quake struck the country. 

May 22, 2015

Juba/Nairobi, May 22, 2015:

Escalating fighting in South Sudan is exposing civilans to widespread violence and severely restricting the provision of desperately needed aid, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

An upsurge of violence in Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile states has resulted in the suspension of medical services, destruction of health structures and evacuation of medical staff.

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