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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After two years of extremely violent conflict that the UN estimates has killed more than 70,000, the people of Syria are mired in a humanitarian catastrophe.

The Iraqi Ministry of Health and its supporters should improve access to mental health care services for a population still reeling from decades of conflict, political instability, and social upheaval.

There has been new momentum at the highest political levels to put plans into place that will make the most use of the recent science showing ART itself both saves lives and stops HIV from spreading. International funding, however, remains largely stagnant across the board and will need to be increased to achieve the goals of saving more lives through treatment, while dramatically reducing HIV transmission.

CAR is once again struggling through a period of profound instability, and its population needs help. Most humanitarian organizations, however, have either left the country or reduced their presence because of the general insecurity and a spate of targeted attacks on international NGOs.

Desde hace más de 50 años, la población colombiana sufre los efectos de una crisis humanitaria que la convierte en víctima silenciosa tanto del conflicto que enfrenta a los distintos actores armados estatales y no estatales, como de otras situaciones de violencia.

NEW YORK/PARIS, DECEMBER 9, 2013—After deadly attacks and threats inside hospitals in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on all parties to the conflict to allow the wounded and sick to safely obtain medical care, and for an end to violence and threats against patients, civilians, and medical staff throughout the country.

Doctor Thomas Lauvin has just returned from Syria's Aleppo governorate, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a hospital with an operating theater, a maternity ward, an emergency room, and an outpatient department. There, he coordinated the assistance MSF is providing to Syrian doctors and volunteers in the region. In this interview, Dr. Lauvin describes the situation.
 
Is the health system functional in the eastern Aleppo region?
 

Clashes between Mai-Mai militias and governmental forces have been rocking the area around Shamwana, Katanga province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since November. Villages in the area have been burned to the ground, and people have fled to neighboring villages or into the bush. As people flee from destruction, harassment, and intimidation, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on armed groups in Katanga province to respect and ensure the safety of civilians and allow them to access the health care they so desperately need.

Geneva/New York, October 24, 2013—In a study published today in the open-access journal The Lancet Global Health, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and other researchers report a persistent deficiency in truly new therapeutics for neglected diseases, despite nominal progress and an acceleration in research and development (R&D) efforts. This continued ‘fatal imbalance’ in medical R&D points to the urgent need to develop and deliver groundbreaking new treatments for the world's poorest and most neglected patients.

Christine Bimansha, a medical doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is one of the experienced emergency staff working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Sudan. She is currently working at a camp in the capital, Juba, where 35,000 people have gathered to seek safety following a wave of violence. Here, she describes the climate of fear in the camp and the considerable health risks.

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