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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In the village of Salem, near Hebron, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist named Wissam meets with a woman called Um Taha for the second time. She is 48. Her husband died five years ago and she lives in Salem with her nine children.

Um Taha’s 28-year-old son was recently arrested by the Israeli army. Troops stormed the house one night, beat Um Taha and aimed a gun at her, she says. They also turned the house upside down, destroying everything they found.

Following the decision of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to deport “illegal” foreign workers, 154,837 Ethiopian men, women, and children have already arrived at Bole Airport carrying whatever they managed to salvage in sacks, cardboard boxes, and suitcases. They are returning home, either by force or voluntarily. All of them have come from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), where they lived and worked in all manner of jobs, such as domestic workers or nurses. Some were born there while others left Ethiopia when they were very young.

On January 11, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at Castor Hospital in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, provided emergency treatment to 15 people injured when three grenades were detonated close to the health center. At the time, dozens of local residents were seeking refuge from fighting that was raging throughout the city. A member of MSF's team was wounded as well when one grenade exploded in the hospital courtyard.

Every day, boat after boat arrives at Awerial, on the west bank of the Nile in South Sudan’s Lakes State, carrying people fleeing the violence in Bor, the capital of neighboring Jonglei State. Some 75,000 people have made the journey over the past two weeks. Mostly women and children, they carry the few belongings they were able to salvage.

Following confirmation of measles cases among children in several camps for internally displaced people in Bangui, Central African Republic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating 68,000 children in five camps in the city in order to prevent an outbreak. Hundreds of thousands of people are currently displaced in camps around Bangui as a result of widespread violence that began early December.

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JANUARY 17, 2014—Thousands of people are going without desperately needed medical care after the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to suspend activities in Malakal, South Sudan, following the looting of its compound yesterday.

MSF condemns the incident in the strongest possible terms. The suspension of medical activities comes barely one week after the looting of another MSF facility in Bentiu, capital of Unity state. Malakal is located in Upper Nile State.

Over the past seven weeks, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team has run mobile clinics by boat to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to five islands south of Guiuan that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The team includes a doctor, two nurses, a psychologist, a translator, and two Filipino health workers. They can treat up to 200 patients per day, doing minor operations on the islands and referring complicated cases to MSF’s hospital in Guiuan. 

In January 2010, hundreds of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staffers were working in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, when the city was hit by an earthquake that quickly took its place as one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent memory.

msf works in more than 60 countries across the globe, and in each, our job is to use the resources you have so generously entrusted us with—$133.9 million in 2009 alone—to establish structures in which patients can receive the care they need regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, or affiliation. In 2009 we responded to numerous crises—conflicts, natural disasters, pandemics, and more—while advocating that humanitarian space be respected and that greater attention be paid to places and diseases too frequently neglected.

Your generosity to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) during the 2008 economic downturn permitted us to continue our independent response to an extraordinary range and magnitude of emergencies. MSF-USA was able to commit more than $133 million to fund emergency medical programs in 2008— testament to the determination of supporters across the country to bring assistance and care to the most vulnerable people caught in crises in more than 60 countries.

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