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  • In this issue we discuss the importance of vaccination for children under five to prevent debilitating and potentially fatal diseases. We also visit South Africa, where one young woman's story illustrates the critical need for access to medicines, and two MSF field workers in war-torn Syria recount their experiences.

  • A forgotten war in northern Uganda. Violence in Ivory Coast. MSF's efforts to fight measles in Darfur. Mental health care in times of conflict. Responding to emergencies in the Congo. On the frontlines of AIDS treatment. Closing programs in Iraq. All in this issue of Alert.

  • The project coordinator of an MSF team in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, kept a diary describing the tense and often overwhelming period of fighting when staff worked continuously to treat the wounded and sick. And, an MSF study in Niger shows how effective ready-to-use foods can be in a malnutrition emergency.

  • In this issue, we take you inside the neglected crisis in Central African Republic, in addition to stories on Chad, access to medicines, and surgery in war-torn Syria.

  • In this issue, we focus on MSF's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the ongoing conflict has physically and emotionally traumatized its people. We also consider other pertinent health and medical issues, such as Trans-Pacific Partnership; drug-resistent tuberculosis; and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

  • In this issue, MSF staff answer fundamental questions about our operations—from how we recruit staff, respond to emergencies, and deliver supplies, to how we close projects and share our medical findings with the global health community.

  • Welcome to our new Alert. This is the first issue of MSF-USA’s re-designed quarterly newsletter, and we hope you like it. This issue of Alert highlights devastating crises in South Sudan and Syria, conflict-related emergencies that are causing mass casualties and extensive displacement. In both places (and in neighboring countries), our medical teams are doing as much as they can to ease suffering and save lives.

  • Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake left much of the country's already fragile infrastructure in tatters, the people of Haiti remain in desperate need of assistance. In this issue, a look at Drouillard Hospital, an MSF-run facility in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince where MSF provides the city's only free treatment for severe burns. Also in this issue: a project update on MSF's efforts to combat chronic malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region, an interview with the head of MSF's Emergency Team, and a field journal from HIV/AIDS Policy Adviser Sharonann Lynch, who recently visited an innovative HIV care program in rural Mozambique.

  • While MSF has been unable to work directly in Syria, it has collected testimonies from wounded patients treated outside the country and from doctors inside Syria. These testimonies point to a coordinated crackdown on the provision of urgent medical care for people wounded in Syria's ongoing violence. Also in this issue: MSF field journals from Gogrial and Doro in South Sudan, an interview with Emmanuel Baron, executive director of Epicentre, and photos from MSF's trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

  • This special "Year in Pictures" issue brings you images from MSF's activities all over the world in 2011. These photos chronicle the response to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa; ongoing programs in conflict-affected areas of Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Libya, and others; the birth of South Sudan, the world's newest nation; MSF's continuing work in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and more. Also read a new Field Journal from an MSF nurse who spent 14 months in Haiti providing care in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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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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April 06, 2016

GENEVA/JUBA/NEW YORK, APRIL 7, 2016 — International donors and the broader humanitarian community must take immediate action to address widespread shortages of essential medicines in South Sudan, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today in an open letter from MSF international president D

April 06, 2016

“Uncertain Tomorrow” Features Photos by Prize-winning Photographer William Daniels

April 05, 2016

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, APRIL 5, 2016 —To mark six months since the deadly attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) released first-hand accounts and video testimonies of staff and patients who survived the bombing.

April 05, 2016

Greek authorities have turned the "hotspot" registration areas into detention centers on Samos. Volunteers react to the EU-Turkey deal aimed at stemming the flow of asylum seekers in Europe.

April 05, 2016

Omer from Pakistan gives a terrible account of how refugees are treated in Turkey and how now he has been held in a detention center on Samos, Greece.

April 05, 2016

Waheedullah Sahel, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Kunduz staff member, walks through the destroyed hospital and describes the scene of the attack.

Read: What Was Lost In The Kunduz Hospital Attacks

 

 

April 01, 2016

At a meeting of Kunduz community elders in the hospital, a representative talks about the importance of the hospital to the people of Kunduz, and the difficulty they now face to access health care.

April 01, 2016

Three-year-old Shaista was injured when a bomb hit her house. She was admitted to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, and two days later was the only patient in the intensive care unit to survive the attack. Her parents describe how they had to sell their belongings to be able to travel to Pakistan for her treatment, because there is no longer free trauma care available in Kunduz.

April 01, 2016

Dr. Evangeline Cua is a surgeon from the Philippines in Doctors Without Borders'/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF’s) Kunduz Trauma Center in Afghanistan when US airstrikes destroyed the hospital on October 3. Here she shares her story of surviving that horrific night.

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It happened again last night.

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